Opioids: Overdose Prevention



Richmond and Henrico Health Districts offer virtual REVIVE each week via Zoom. REVIVE! is Virginia’s statewide opioid overdose and naloxone education program, which covers recognizing signs of an opioid overdose and how to respond using naloxone.

Weekly Virtual Training

  • Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm

REVIVE! Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCX8GR9 (You will not receive a confirmation email, the meeting id and passcode is below.)

Virtual training participants can arrange for free, contactless naloxone dispensing in the Metro Richmond Area.

To join: go to zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 514 839 4896

Passcode: i5S2M8

If you are unable to attend training but would like to be trained on and receive naloxone, please call or text (804) 592-8069.


To schedule a training for your organization, please contact the Opioid Response Team at (804) 592-8069 or richmondnaloxonetraining@gmail.com.


Sign up to be notified when there is a spike in opioid overdoses occurring in the greater Richmond community. A spike in overdoses may signify the presence of illegal or diverted prescription drugs in the community that are more potent or more likely to cause an overdose, which can be helpful information for individuals who might use opioids.

No matter what you use or how you use it-  carry naloxone, go slow, and have a buddy.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone blocks or reverses the effects of opioids, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. This medicine should not be used in place of emergency medical care for an overdose. Always call EMS or 9-1-1 immediately.

Make sure you obtain and carry naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose. You can save a life.

You can get naloxone at pharmacies such as Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy. Additionally, Richmond City Health District provides dispensing of naloxone free of charge.

[Download the Naloxone Flyer- English]

[Download the Naloxone Flyer- Spanish]

Naloxone Dispensing

  • Thursdays

    • 3:00-5:00 1111 25th St., Richmond,VA 23223 (parking lot across from Planned Parenthood)

  • Fridays

    • 9:00am -12:00pm Henrico West Human Services, 8600 Dixon Powers Dr. Henrico, VA 23228

    • 9:00am -12:00pm Richmond City Health Department, 400 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219


A comprehensive harm reduction program is now available in Richmond!

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Virginia’s second needle exchange program is an initiative aimed at reducing the risk of spreading bloodborne disease by offering clean needles to injection drug users in Richmond.

The Health Brigade, formerly the Fan Free Clinic, is offering a comprehensive harm-reduction program. It provides HIV and hepatitis C testing, referrals to substance use treatment and other services alongside the clean syringes that the clinic gives away in exchange for used ones. Free naloxone is available at all comprehensive harm-reduction program sites.

New laws around safe reporting and syringe exchange

Virginia has passed a series of laws that protect people reporting overdoses and those participating in needle exchange programs.



5-8 pm Health Brigade back parking lot (1010 N. Thompson St.)

12pm-3pm Church Hill, Lucks Field (Rogers St. and “T” Street)

12pm-3pm Northside Location (Corner of North Ave and Wickham St.)

12pm-3pm Southside (Corner of Dinwiddie and Jefferson Davis)

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Education, Prevention, Treatment, Recovery for our Region.

BounceBackHC.com provides a comprehensive, regionally-focused clearinghouse of information about opioids as well as services available for treatment, recovery and prevention. It directs those needing immediate help or recovery support to resources, and it offers practical guidance, for example, on discussing pain-relieving alternatives with a doctor as well as what parents can do if their child is suspected of using drugs.


Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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