Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and the majority of those deaths are from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin. Naloxone is a safe, effective medication that, when given in time, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives. If you or a loved one use opioids, legal or illicit, you need this training!
All attendees will receive instruction on how to recognize the signs of overdose, what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and follow up procedures. Each attendee will also receive a free Revive kit provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, which includes all the supplies needed to administer naloxone. We can assist financially in aquiring the medication after the class.
Naloxone can be purchased at the pharmacy without a prescription in Virginia and Maryland.
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The Chris Atwood Foundation
This program is brought to you by The Chris Atwood Foundation, a DC area nonprofit founded in memory of a beloved son and brother lost to heroin overdose. The CAF is dedicated to combating the stigma and the opioid epidemic in our area through education and access to resources.