You can learn how to respond to opioid overdose emergencies with this free training

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If administered in time Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Prevention Services)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city’s Department of Human Services will be offering free “Revive!” training every third Tuesday through October.

The training is Virginia’s Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (ONE) program, helping people learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, city officials said.

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, officials said.

While medical experience is helpful, it is not necessary when taking this training.

Residents who participate in a “Revive!” session will learn:

  • How opioid overdoses happen and how naloxone works.
  • How to recognize overdoses.
  • Risk factors for overdoses and myths about overdose reversal.
  • How to administer naloxone.

There are two options for attending a ‘Revive!” class:

  • Classes presented by the Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach Police Department, Department of Public Health and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Organize your own training which will be facilitated by the Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health and Wellness Prevention.

Classes will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the EMS Training Center, 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd., and registration is required.

For more information on that option and to register, call 757-385-0800.

For those who want to organize their own training, the facilitators can either give the course at the location of the organization’s office or in the Prevention office at 285 North Witchduck Road.

For more information on that option, and to schedule a training, call 757-385-0803.

For more information about the training, click here.

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