Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH) is partnering with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services (DBHDS), to train laypersons on how to use naloxone (Narcan®), a medication used to reverse overdoses when someone has used heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, OxyContin, or similar drugs.
REVIVE! training will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road. The training is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. To register, or for more information, call 757-819-6232.
REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do, and what not to do, in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterward. Participants will learn:
- How overdoses happen and how naloxone works
- How to know if someone is overdosing
- Risk factors for overdoses and myths about overdose reversal
- How to administer naloxone
Attendees will receive a free REVIVE! kit which includes all of the supplies needed to administer naloxone, and information on how to purchase the medicine.
The federal government reports that more people die from drug overdoses each year than in car crashes. Between 2013 and 2015, 87 people in Chesapeake died from an opioid overdose.
Members of law enforcement are welcome to attend but are required to go through a separate Law Enforcement Officer Training Offered directly through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on training for law enforcement personnel.