Substance Abuse Resources

The City of Richmond is working collaboratively to address the problem of substance abuse to include the current opioid crisis that impacts our city as well as surrounding communities.

The City of Richmond leaders, city agencies and stakeholders are working together with neighboring partners (Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover) in our region to address substance use challenges in our community.

More information about services and resources is available at the links below:

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Contact RBHA Crisis Intervention by calling 804-819-4100

Monday—Friday: RBHA’s Crisis Intervention provides 24-hour emergency services, information, referral, and triage for outpatient services for the City of Richmond.

REVIVE training and Narcan distribution at RBHA    

Every 3rd Wednesday, 9—10 AM.  Call 804-819-8741.

REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).

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REVIVE training at RCHD (400 E. Cary Street) on first Friday of each month, 2-3 PM.

Walk-in Narcan dispensing at RCHD (400 E. Cary Street)

  • Second Friday of each month, 1-4 PM
  • Third Tuesday of each month, 5-7 PM

Walk-in for FREE Narcan dispensing; individuals must either bring their REVIVE training completion card or receive brief counseling on proper Narcan use.  

For information, call 804-205-3730


    Comprehensive Harm Reduction/Needle Exchange

Health Brigade’s Comprehensive Harm Reduction/Needle Exchange Program is part of a public health strategy. It is evidence-based and prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C among persons that inject drugs, their families, and the larger community.

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Richmond Area Healthy Futures AmeriCorps Project

AmeriCorps members support peer recovery and educational outreach services to address Opioids and Prescription Drug Use. Partners of this project include CARITAS-The Healing Place, The McShin Foundation, VCU Rams In Recovery and REAL LIFE.

For information, contact Program Director at