VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A free training course for families and friends of Virginia Beach residents at risk for an opioid overdose or individuals interested in becoming lay rescuers will take place on April 6.
The event is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Human Services Department and helps train individuals to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone, a prescription medication.
This training will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Human Services Witchduck Annex on North Witchduck Road.
Space is limited to 15 individuals and registration is mandatory. To register call (757) 385-0866.
This month Virginia Beach Police successfully used the drug to save a life.
In the last seven years, more than 4400 Virginians lost their lives to overdoses. Virginia’s Attorney General developed a plan aimed at going after heroin dealers and doctors who were writing prescription drugs. Click here to read more about the success the plan has seen so far.