During this time of COVID-19 where physical distancing is encouraged, family, friends, and community members could be the difference in life and death for someone struggling with opioid addiction. When an opioid overdose happens, the quicker the response time the greater the chance of survival.
Naloxone has and will continue to be an important tool in our battle against opioid deaths. This fast acting drug works to reverse an overdose. Naloxone can save lives. It also provides an opportunity for individuals to work towards recovery.
The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) is currently providing free Virtual REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Reversal training. This free training and free Narcan dispensing is an essential service during the pandemic and opioid crisis.
Register for Virtual REVIVE! Training
RACSB is offering the free 1-hour REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Reversal training twice a month.
To Register:https://bit.ly/VIRTUAL_REVIVE or fill out the form below.
Pick up Free Narcan
RACSB is also offering opportunity to pick-up your free dose of Narcan and the REVIVE! kit for individuals meeting this criteria:
- You have already completed the REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and have your training card as proof.
- Or, you have used your Narcan or have expired Narcan (you must bring the REVIVE! Training card or the expired dose in exchange for new Narcan).
To Register: https://bit.ly/RACSB-NARCAN or fill out the form below.
What is narcan?
Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses opioid overdoses. It works by temporarily blocking the effects of opioids and helps the person to breathe again. Naloxone is the generic name but can be found under the branded names of Narcan and Evzio.
Why learn to reverse overdoses?
Fatal drug overdose has been the leading method of unnatural death in Virginia since 2013, and opioids have been the driving force behind the increases in fatal overdoses.
Naloxone gives individuals a second chance at life and the opportunity to seek treatment. Opioid Use Disorder is complex and serious–but there is hope. When community members have the knowledge and tools to save lives, they can help our area residents achieve a brighter future.
For questions about REVIVE! Training or free Narcan dispensing, please email Sherry Norton-Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.