Opioid overdoses have claimed many lives, and the Fredericksburg area has not been immune to the escalating opioid epidemic. In an effort to stem the rising tide of deaths, we now offer REVIVE! training.
The free training helps individuals learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose. Anyone who has a friend or relative using opioids should attend a training session. Each attendee will receive a free REVIVE! kit provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The kit includes the supplies needed to administer naloxone. The opioid antidote can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription in Virginia.