Richmond Behavioral Health REVIVE! Course
- General ability to read, write, and understand the English language
REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, community members, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).
Since 2013, fatal drug overdose has been the leading method of unnatural death in Virginia, surpassing all other forms of unnatural death including homicide, suicide, motor vehicles accidents, and undetermined deaths. Opioids have been the driving force behind the large increases in fatal overdoses since 2013. In 2019, there were 1,289 deaths from all-opioids which includes all versions of fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids and U-47700 (an illicitly manufactured synthetic opioid). (OCME Quarterly Report)
This training covers understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone. Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses opioid overdoses. Although naloxone is a prescription medicine, Virginia - like many states - has passed laws making it available as a standing order. The statewide standing order allows pharmacists in Virginia to dispense naloxone without requiring an individual prescription.
REVIVE! is a collaborative effort led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). This virtual training is brought to you by the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority's Prevention Services Unit and its outreach arm, the Friends of Prevention Coalition of Richmond.
Who this course is for:
- Any community member (youth or adult) able to provide opioid reversal assistance
The Friends of Prevention Coalition works in an innovative and creative manner to develop environmental strategies and solutions to promote and improve health wellness and resilience in the City of Richmond.
We use targeted strategic objectives and associated activities to achieve our mission of creating and sustaining safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.