(WSET) — Horizon Behavioral Health and the Central Virginia Health District have teamed up to commemorate the second annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The joint initiative aims to raise public awareness about illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), a highly potent synthetic opioid causing a surge in overdoses.
To combat the escalating opioid crisis and potentially reverse opioid overdoses, one essential tool is naloxone (Narcan). As part of the REVIVE! training program, community members can get Narcan and learn how to administer it effectively.
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REVIVE! is the opioid overdose and naloxone education program specifically designed for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The training shows participants how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and quickly respond using Narcan. The training is open to anyone with no requirements.
To make REVIVE! more accessible, Horizon Behavioral Health and the Central Virginia Health District will be offering sessions both virtually and in person. These training sessions take less than 30 minutes to complete, and upon finishing, each participant will receive a Narcan nasal spray.
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Participants joining virtually can collect their Narcan supply from Horizon Behavioral Health or any of the designated health department sites listed below on Thursday, May 11, between the hours of noon and 2 p.m.
Upcoming training options include:
May 9: Virtual sessions, 10 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
May 11: In-person sessions, 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Horizon Behavioral Health and Central Virginia Health District offer REVIVE! training throughout the year. More information can be found here.