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For information on upcoming REVIVE! trainings, visit the Events tab at the bottom of the page.

REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).  REVIVE! is a collaborative effort led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) working alongside the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations such as the McShin Foundation, OneCare of Southwest Virginia, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA), and other stakeholders.

REVIVE! offers two different types of trainings:

  • Lay Rescuer trainings are between 1-1.5 hours long.  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. 
  • Lay Rescuer Training of Trainers is approximately 3 hours long and covers everything in the lay rescuer training with additional focus and discussion of each specific training objective to ensure a thorough understanding of the materials trainers will be presenting on.  This training teaches trainers how to conduct trainings and is appropriate for individuals who intend on leading trainings in the community.

For information on upcoming REVIVE! trainings, visit the Events tab at the bottom of the page.  Law enforcement is required to go through a separate Law Enforcement Officer training offered directly through DBHDS.  To request the Law Enforcement REVIVE! training for your agency, please contact revive@dbhds.virginia.gov.

Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis.  Virginia has been severely impacted by opioid abuse, particularly the abuse of prescription drugs. In 1999, the first year for which such data is available, approximately 23 people died from abuse of fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, and oxycodone (the leading prescription opioids abused, commonly referred to as FHMO). By 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 386 individuals died from the abuse of FHMO, an increase of 1,578%, with fentanyl being the primary substance fueling this increase. In 2013 alone, there was an increase of more than 100% in deaths attributed to fentanyl use. In 2013, as before in 2011, drug-related deaths happened at a higher per capita level (11.0 deaths per 100,000) than motor vehicle crashes (10.1 per 100,000).

 This 2016 data provides evidence of other disturbing trends in Virginia, including a sharp rise in Opioid deaths.

Currently, the number of overdose deaths related to opioids continues to rise as seen in this chart on all opioid deaths in Virginia.

NEW  2017 Naloxone Dispensing at Trainings §54.1-3408

  • A person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides services to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to § 54.1-3423 may dispense naloxone to a person who has completed a training program on the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal approved by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, provided that such dispensing is
    • (i) pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescriber,

    • (ii) in accordance with protocols developed by the Board of Pharmacy in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health, and

    • (iii) without charge or compensation. The dispensing may occur at a site other than that of the controlled substance registration provided the entity possessing the controlled substances registration maintains records in accordance with regulations of the Board of Pharmacy.
  • A person to whom naloxone has been dispensed pursuant to this subsection may possess naloxone and may administer naloxone to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose.
  • Click HERE for a quick start guide 

  • Contact the Board of Pharmacy to apply for Controlled Substance Registration: Caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov

Naloxone - Virginia Statewide Standing OrderA Standing order serves as a prescription for all Virginians who would like to obtain Naloxone.  Virginia residents can now request Naloxone directly from the pharmacy without out having to visit their doctor or medical provider first.

Naloxone, a prescription medication, is an opioid antagonist drug that reverses the effects that opioids have in the brain. When a person overdoses on opioids, the opioid overwhelms specific receptors in the brain, slowly decreasing respiration and heart rate before finally stopping it altogether. Naloxone has a very high affinity for these receptors and effectively pushes the opioid off of the brain receptor. This action allows a person’s body to resume respiration and respiration. Naloxone has been used for years by emergency medical technicians and emergency room doctors to reverse opioid overdose emergencies. Outside of this singular purpose, naloxone has no effect on the body, and poses no danger to anyone who accidentally administers it to themselves or someone else.

Naloxone is a proven public health response to the epidemic of opioid overdose emergencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that since 1996, when the first program to distribute naloxone to Lay Rescuers (REVIVE!’s terminology for community members who have been trained on naloxone administration) was implemented, 152,283 persons received training on administering naloxone. Those individuals have saved 26,463 lives by administering naloxone to individuals who were experiencing an opioid overdose emergency.

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Please view the tabs below for more about REVIVE! If you need further information, you can send an email to revive@dbhds.virginia.gov.

 

LAY RESCUER TRAININGS:

  • Chesapeake
    • The Chesapeake Public Library - Central Branch: Wednesday, August 3rd 1pm-3pm.  298 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 1st Floor Conference Room.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact David Dillon at ddillon@chesapeakeibh.net or 757.819.6232.
  • Chesterfield
    • LaPrade Library: July 26th from 6:30-8:00pm, 9000 Hull Street Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Debbie Severt at SevertD@chesterfield.gov or (804) 717-6839.
  • Fairfax
    • Chris Atwood Foundation:  The last Wednesday of each month - click here to register
    • Merrifield Center: 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax Room LL-419 Lower Level East.  Contact Lauren Krause to register at 703-383-8423
    • A New Beginning: Every 3rd Sunday at 4213 Walney Rd Chantilly, VA 20151. Preregistration required.  Contact Miranda Gillespie: 703 502-7021 Miranda.Gillespie@fairfaxcounty.gov or Lisa Taylor: 703 502-7016 Lisa.Talor@fairfaxcounty.gov
  • Fredericksburg ***Free Narcan Nasal Spray Dispensed at Training***
    • Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza-August 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m, 1101 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, Classrooms A & B.  Register HERE. For more information, contact Michelle Wagaman at mwagaman@rappahannockareacsb.org or 540-374-3337, ext. 104.

  • Glasglow ***FREE NALOXONE AT THIS EVENT*** 
    • Rockbridge Area Community Services and Virginia Department of Health - Wednesday, July 19 @ 6:00, Glasgow Life Saving and First Aid Crew, 710 McCulloch St, Glasgow, Va.  Register HERE. For more information, contact Erica Orren at (540) 462-6639 or eorren@racsb.org.
  • Hampton
    •  Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board - 300 Hampton, VA 23666 in the Seminar RoomTo register, contact Alethea Lambert at: alambert@hnncsb.org Desk # (757) 788-0406 Ext# 1406Mobile # (757) 274-3525 
      • June 27th 1pm-3pm
      • August 10th   1pm-3pm
      • November 22nd 1pm-3pm  
  • Hanover
    • East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad: Tuesday, July 25th, 5:30 to 7 pm.  8105 Walnut Grove Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Scott Stiff at docrss@aol.com
  • Henrico
    • Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services: Tuesday, July 20th 5:30p-7p. 10299 WOODMAN ROAD  GLEN ALLEN, VA  23060.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact (804) 727-8574.   
  • Miford ***Free Narcan Nasal Spray Dispensed at Training***
    • Caroline County Community Center: July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  17202 Richmond Tpke; Milford, Virginia 22514.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Michelle Wagaman at mwagaman@rappahannockareacsb.org or 540-374-3337, ext. 104. 
  • Norfolk
    • Norfolk Community Services Board currently offers ongoing trainings.  View their website for updated training list.
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
    • Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm, 611 McDowell Ave. Roanoke Va., 24012.  Click here to connect to their website.  To register, contact Steve Ratliff, (540) 266-9200 or sratliff@brbh.org.
  • Suffolk
    • Western Tidewater CSB: 135 South Saratoga Street, Suffolk, 23434, in the 2nd floor conference roomTo register contact Terry Carroll at TCarroll@wtcsb.org.
      • July 20th              9am-10:30am
      • August 17th          3pm-4:30pm
      • September 21st     9am-10:30am
      • October 19th         9am-10:30am
      • November 16th      9am-10:30am
      • December 21st       3pm-4:30pm 
  • Virginia Beach
    • VB DHS, PD, DPH, and EMS: Tuesday, July 18 5:30-7:00p.  Address: 477 Viking Drive, Suite 130 Virginia Beach.  Registration Required: Call 757-385-0800 to register.

TRAINING OF TRAINERS:

  • Hampton:
    • Hampton-Newport News CSB: July 21st from 9am-Noon in the Seminar Room of the Hampton-Newport News CSB located at 300 Medical Drive Hampton, VA 23666.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Alethea Lambert at alambert@hnncsb.org.   
  • Richmond:
    • Virginia Commonwealth University: August 7, 2017 from 1-4pm.  VCU Building - Theatre Row: 730 E. Broad Street (located on the corner of 8th and Broad). 2nd floor room 2076.  Please bring an ID as you will need to sign in at security desk up front. Register HERE.
  • Warsaw
  • Winchester 
    • Shenandoah University: Friday, August 4, 2017 from 2pm-5pm at the Wilkins Wellness Center, 1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA 22601.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Amira Turner, REVIVE! Coordinator at Amira.turner@dbhds.virginia.gov.
    Martinsville
    • Henry County Department of Public Safety: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4-7pm.  1024 Dupont Road, Martinsville, VA 24112.  Register HERE.  For more information, contact Amira Turner, REVIVE! Coordinator at Amira.turner@dbhds.virginia.gov.

 

 

  • GOVERNOR DECLARES OPIOID ADDICTION CRISIS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN VIRGINIA.  Click here for more information on what you can do.
  • Virginia AWARE - Here you will find information of where to find treatment if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, access to resources in your part of Virginia, and the latest research and data on this crisis. 

 

These are the bills that are relevant to REVIVE! Click on the bill number for more information.    

NEW  2017 Naloxone Dispensing at Trainings §54.1-3408

  • A person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides services to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to § 54.1-3423 may dispense naloxone to a person who has completed a training program on the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal approved by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, provided that such dispensing is
    • (i) pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescriber,

    • (ii) in accordance with protocols developed by the Board of Pharmacy in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health, and

    • (iii) without charge or compensation. The dispensing may occur at a site other than that of the controlled substance registration provided the entity possessing the controlled substances registration maintains records in accordance with regulations of the Board of Pharmacy.
  • A person to whom naloxone has been dispensed pursuant to this subsection may possess naloxone and may administer naloxone to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose.
  • Click HERE for a quick start guide 

  • Contact the Board of Pharmacy to apply for Controlled Substance Registration: Caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov

  • HB 1427Death caused by controlled substance; penalty. 
  • HB 1458Naloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose. 
  • HB 1500Safe reporting of overdoses. 
  • HB 1833Law-enforcement officers; administration of naloxone. 
  • SB 892Safe reporting of overdoses. 
  • SB 1186Naloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose.