NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Norfolk Department of Public Health will be hosting a REVIVE! training Tuesday in recognition of National Fentanyl Awareness Day.
NDPH, along with the Norfolk Prevention Coalition, will host the free training from 2 to 4 p.m. at 830 Southampton Ave.
The training will give an overview of fentanyl, common fentanyl-laced drugs, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and more. Participants will also receive naloxone or Narcan at the end of the training.
Preliminary data shows that 75% of fatal drug overdoses in Norfolk in 2022 were from fentanyl.
Community Health Improvement Manager Summer Atseye told WAVY they want as many people as possible to get trained on how to use Narcan.
“Even if you think I will never need this or, I will never be affected by this, you just never know,” Atseye said. “Come out and get some information, be trained, get the awareness so you can be ready. The more that we’re ready the better Hampton Roads and the city of Norfolk is.”
Those who would like to participate in the training can register online. If you have any questions about the training, call (757) 683-2301.