Learning to Face Opioid Overdose Crisis

Ginny Atwood Lovitt is the executive director of the Chris Atwood Foundation (CAF), an organization that she founded with her family in honor of her brother Chris, lost to them from a heroin overdose. Their goal is to educate the public on the opioid crisis and to provide resources and support for those caught in its growing wake. CAF partnered with the Fairfax County Community Services Board and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Sciences to create REVIVE! — the Commonwealth’s education program on opioids and the use of the drug naloxone that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when administered properly and in time.

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