Save A Life Day

This year’s events will be held August 20th from 11am – 4pm at 5 different Fayette County locations and September 8th from 10am-6pm at 7 locations in Fayette County, in cooperation with the WV Statewide Save A Life Day Event. Naloxone can also be distributed to WV residents using the free online training provided by the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute.

To volunteer for this event go to: https://bit.ly/2022SALDVolunteerForm

To learn more about Naloxone, Overdose and the dangers of Fentanyl, check out these sites:

https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/index.html

More than three out of every four fatal overdoses in West Virginia in 2019 involved an opioid, with reports of opioid overdoses substantially increasing in 2020. Naloxone is a powerful and proven antidote for reversing opioid overdoses. 2021 marks the 50th year naloxone has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This event was to get this life saving medicine, Naloxone, into the hands of people who need it the most. We provided naloxone to the community at large, to give everyone the tools they need to help our community members reach recovery.

According to WV DHHR, by the end of 2021, West Virginia counties which accounted for 80% of fatal overdoses in 2020 will have hosted a free naloxone day.

Event Galleries

Related Resources

  • Free Online Naloxone Training for WV Residents

    The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII) offers no cost online Naloxone training for any West Virginia resident who would like to be prepared to help in the event of an opioid overdose.
    The training includes:

    • How to properly use Naloxone
    • How to recognize the symptoms of an overdose
    • Using Naloxone to reverse an overdose
    • A dose of Naloxone for use in an overdose situation
    Contact Information

    Name:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Address:

    West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, Inc.
    681-205-2287
    susan@wvdii.org
    118 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301

In the News

WOAY and WVNSTV came out to Save a Life Day 2021 for some great news coverage. Check out their reports on their respective pages. You can also read up on our Press Release describing the event in detail.