On this episode of We Are Living Healthy, Dennis Southers, Prevention Supervisor and Vivian Alibah, Educator II, inform us about the very important subjects of Opioid Prevention and Treatment Recovery.
The City Of Virginia Beach has funds that will be used to address the opioid epidemic that is claiming lives across the country and, sadly, right here in our city. According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, from 2015 to 2016, opioid overdoses increased by more than 150 percent and the number of deaths nearly doubled.
REVIVE! is Virginia’s Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (One) program, helping people learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Medical experience is helpful but not necessary.
Highlights from Alexis’s Chat with Dennis and Vivian:
- How can someone recognize the symptoms of opioid abuse?
- What are some of the physical signs that someone may be abusing an opiate?
- How can a family member or a loved one help someone that is experiencing substance abuse?
- Are all these treatments free of charge?
- Does insurance cover these programs?
Learn all of this and more on the latest episode of We Are Living Healthy.
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