Loudoun County’s training sessions on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose are resuming this month on a virtual platform. The next REVIVE! sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
The free training covers signs of opioid overdose and how to respond to an opioid overdose with the administration of naloxone, a drug that can be used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergency situations.
Any registered participant completing the training will be eligible to receive free naloxone nasal spray.
Anyone who uses opioids or knows someone who is using opioids is encouraged to sign up for the training. Pre-registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending may register online at loudoun.gov/revive.
The training is part of the REVIVE! program, which is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Loudoun County Community Services Board, the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services and the Virginia Department of Health sponsor the local training sessions.
For more information about the opioid overdose reversal training, contact the MHSADS Prevention and Intervention Program at 571-258-3365 or by email.
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