Opioid Overdose Lay Rescuer Training

Lay Rescuer Training is a 1.5 hour long training that 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.

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Revive Training


REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program started to respond to the public health emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It can teach anyone how to recognize symptoms and respond to an opioid overdose in an emergency by administering Naloxone. Naloxone (Narcan®) is a safe, effective medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. 

About Lay Rescuer Training

Lay Rescuer Training is a 1.5 hour training that teaches lay people:

  • about opioids
  • how opioid overdoses happen
  • risk factors for opioid overdoses
  • how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency

You will receive a free medical kit and Narcan® upon the completion of training. 

Revive Kit

Who Should Attend?

Lay Rescuer Training is for everyone, not just people addicted to opioids. If you or a loved one are prescribed opioid painkillers, or are taking opioids, you should keep Naloxone on hand in case of an accidental overdose or emergency. 

Training Opportunities

Our expert trainers will provide free training at the following times/locations in Alexandria. Registration is required as space is limited. 

December 7, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 pm

Department of Community and Human Services
2355a Mill Road, Room 140
Alexandria, VA 22314

REVIVE Trainer: Emily Bentley

Click here to register.

Check this page for future dates, or call Melissa Arons at 703.746.4997 for more information.