If you love someone with an addiction to opioids or have a opioid prescription, you know how important it is to have Narcan (Naloxone), the opioid overdose reversal drug on hand. Typically, Narcan costs anywhere from $75-$140 at a pharmacy. Virginia offers REVIVE classes which provide community members free narcan to prevent an overdose but most REVIVE classes have been cancelled due to covid.
However, you still have access to free Narcan!
The Rappahannock Area Community Services (Fredericksburg/Stafford) provides virtual REVIVE Narcan trainings twice a month. After the training, you are able to pick up your free Narcan through their curbside service. Here is a link to their training info and registration: https://rappahannockareacsb.org/virtual-narcan-training/
Some of their upcoming training dates are:
March 4, 2021, Thursday 12:30 pm
March 25, 2021, Thursday 6:00 pm
April 8, 2021, Thursday 12:30 pm
April 19, 2021, Monday 6:00 pm
*If Charlottesville is a closer location for you to pick up your Narcan, Region Ten Community Services offers this service as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive a link for their trainings.
If transportation is a challenge, The Chris Atwood Foundation offers another option. On their website, you can request a free Narcan opioid overdose reversal kit that can be mailed to you. Just fill out the request form, watch an instructional video, and the kit which includes free narcan will be mailed to your home. Find out more information and register here: https://www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/orders
Carry Narcan and be equipped to save a life!