Recovery Ally

Rams in Recovery seeks to ensure students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education.

Faculty, Staff and Other Students make that possible.‌  Come learn to be an advocate and ally for people struggling with substance use disorders and people in recovery.

Upcoming Recovery Ally Trainings:

  • Tuesday June 30, 1-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thursday July 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm (Virtual)
  • Monday, August 3 1-4pm (Virtual)
Register for upcoming Recovery Ally Trainings online.

We also are available to do training with your department. Email Tom Bannard,, or call 804-366-8027 to find out more.

Read more about supporting a colleague in Recovery.

Upcoming Naloxone Trainings:

Naloxone training with distribution is also available through the Richmond City Health District, 400 East Cary St. the first Friday of the month 2-3 p.m., and walk-in Dispensing the Second Friday of each month 1-4 p.m. and the third Tuesday of each month 5-7 p.m.

If you are a community member interested in scheduling a recovery ally program or naloxone training for your community contact Tom Bannard, 804-366-8027,

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