Why should I take this class?
Overdoses can happen in unexpected situations – a social gathering, a school event, with a friend or family member, or other community events. You may not know that someone is at risk of overdose. Stigma prevents many who use drugs from telling others. Do you know how to help someone who has overdosed on opioids?
The Eastern Shore Community Services Board (ESCSB) is offering a free online REVIVE! class that will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to potentially save a life during an opioid overdose emergency.
During this 60-minute virtual class, you will learn:
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
- How to administer naloxone nasal spray to potentially reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
- What to do and not do when responding.
In order to access the online class, you will need:
- A smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer equipped with speakers and internet connection.
Registration will be confirmed via email, including course log-in instructions for Zoom.
Upon completion of the online training, residents of Accomack or Northampton Counties of Virginia will receive the REVIVE! kit (two CPR mouth barriers, vinyl gloves, stickers, instruction card) and/or no-cost Narcan Nasal Spray.
If you would like more information on how to obtain naloxone in your region, or outside of Accomack or Northampton Counties, please contact the ESCSB Prevention Office.
Support for this program is from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.