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Loudoun County to host free training session on administering heroin antidote

Loudoun County is hosting a free training session on how to administer the heroin antidote Naloxone.

The training program, called REVIVE!, will be held on the third floor of the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, N.E. in Leesburg on Sept. 27.

The one-hour training will focus on signs of opioid overdose and how to respond to an emergency with the administration of Naloxone, a drug that can be used to treat narcotic overdoses. Anyone can attend. Those who use opioids or who know others who do are particularly encouraged. A free Naloxone nasal spray will be given to every attendee who complete training.

REVIVE is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for the commonwealth, and training sessions are being held across the state. The session is being sponsored by Loudoun County Community Services Board, the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) and the Loudoun County Health Department.

A standing order issued by the state health commissioner allows all Virginians to obtain Naloxone if required.

Those interested in attending are asked to register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHGXJD5.

Comments


This is a great use of time and money and can hopefully prevent many future deaths.  There can be no value assigned to human life, although as you can see by some of the comments below me, there are certainly those who have become so cynical and sad that they are as near worthless as a human being can possibly get.  I will pray for your miserable and blackened souls. 

The next move should include monitored centers to further prevent overdoses, provide clean needles, and to educate the addicted.  Loudoun, lead the way!


All Naloxone does is allow a problem to persist in the community. The drug dealers say thanks for saving their customers to pay for another hit.


Spend money on dopers who does not think this is a good idea?


Really keeping us in suspense with that registration link.

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