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Overdose Response Team

PURPOSE

To effectively and swiftly address overdose incidents, provide immediate psychosocial assistance, and mitigate the potential harm caused by drug overdoses.

The River City Overdose Response Team (ORT) was created in collaboration with Recovery Community Operators (RCO) in the Metropolitan Richmond Area. ORT recognizes the psychosocial impact of the overdose & overdose deaths on families, first responders, frontline workers, and people with lived/living experience/peers.

GOALS

Create space to deal with grief and loss, following an overdose or overdose death

Offer supportive strategies for living with and responding to trauma

Promote individual, family, and organizational resiliency

Build skills and capacity

MEET THE TEAM

SERVICES

ORT focuses on rapid response, medical intervention, emergency support, coordination with emergency services, education and prevention, data collection and analysis, collaboration and networking, and public engagement and communication. 

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

CISM is a comprehensive, integrative, multicomponent crisis intervention system. Interventions range from the pre-crisis phase through the acute crisis phase, and into the post-crisis phase. These interventions can be applied to individuals, small functional groups, large groups, families, organizations, and even communities.

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

PFA focuses on providing emotional and practical support to individuals and their families in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, such as an overdose. It aims to reduce distress, promote coping strategies, and foster resilience.

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

PFA focuses on providing emotional and practical support to individuals and their families in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, such as an overdose. It aims to reduce distress, promote coping strategies, and foster resilience.

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