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Virginia Beach to offer free training course to revive anyone who overdoses on opioids

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-10 17:48:01-04

This week, Virginia Beach will conduct a free training course for anyone who has a loved one at risk for an opioid overdose.

It’s also for those would just like to become lay rescuers.

This class is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

That is located on 1243 Bayne Drive.

Space is limited to 15 people and registration is required.

To register, call 757-385-0866.

This event is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Human Services Department, REVIVE.

They train people to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone, a prescription medication.

Virginia has been affected by opioid abuse. Several people have died from abusing fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, and oxycodone.

In Virginia Beach in 2015, there were 135 documented heroin overdoses. 34 people died.