RICHMOND, Va. -- Members of Richmond’s Overdose Task Force will be providing Naloxone Training and distribution throughout the Richmond area in acknowledgment of International Overdose Awareness Day
In 2019, the Richmond area saw the largest number of fatal overdoses to date, with opioids such as fentanyl and heroin driving more than 60% of all fatal overdoses throughout the state.
African American communities have been especially hit hard with the largest rate increase of fatal overdoses compared to other racial group according to the Center for Disease Control, and COVID 19 poses a particularly high risk to those that use substances due to gaps in support and social isolation.
Naloxone is a medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdoses by blocking the effects of opioid overdoses.
On Friday August 28 from 3 pm to 6 pm, multiple events throughout the Richmond and Henrico area will provide Naloxone training and distribute free Naloxone to participants.
Social distancing and wearing a mask will be required at all locations.
- Simpson’s Market: 3006 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222
- North Branch Library: 2901 North Ave Richmond, VA 23222
- Hillside Court Recreation Center: 1500 Harwood St, Richmond, VA 23224
- Creighton Family Transition Coaches: 1111 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223
- Luck’s Field: 1403 N 20th St, Richmond, VA 23223
- Monroe Park: 620 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
- Daily Planet: 517 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220
- McShin/Hatchers Church: 2300 Dumbarton Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
- Nationz Foundation: 4794 Finlay St #1, Henrico, VA 23231
For questions about the event, contact Julie Karr at (804)592-8069 or Emily Westerholm at (804)358-6140. (SEE ATTACHED FLYER & INFO)