Since 2013, fatal drug overdose has been the leading cause of unnatural death in Virginia. As a result, the use of opioid reversal agents such as Naloxone and Narcan have skyrocketed and studies now show these medications can drastically reduce overdoses and deaths. In REVIVE!, Medical Students and Health Professionals work to gain an appreciation of how communities are affected by the opioid epidemic and understand what factors make certain populations at a higher risk.
Students will contribute to Norfolk’s Opioid response by leading REVIVE! trainings to increase community awareness and readiness as well as lead research projects to better define Hampton Roads opioid’s crisis and barriers to care.
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