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 February 18, 11am-2pm (MCV Campus)
  • Wednesday March 25, 9am-12pm
  • Tuesday May 19, 1pm-4pm

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We also are available to do trainings with your department.  Email Tom Bannard, bannardtn@vcu.edu or call 804-366-8027 to find out more.

Read more about supporting a colleague in Recovery.

Upcoming Naloxone Trainings:

We also offer trainings in how to use the overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan) for Opioid Overdoses.  Sign Up

  • Monday, March 23 1-2pm - SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons 901 Floyd Avenue
  • Wednesday April 8, 11am-12pm - Alumni Association Board Room, University Student Commons 901 Floyd Avenue
  • Thursday May 21, 11am-12pm - Alumni Association Board Room, University Student Commons 901 Floyd Avenue

Pop up trainings - 15 minute trainings with distribution of Naloxone.  Drop by any time during the 2 hour block

  • Wednesday, February 19, 12pm-2pm - Lobby (Library Side), University Student Commons 901 Floyd Avenue
  • Friday, March 27, 2pm-4pm - Lobby (Library Side), University Student Commons 901 Floyd Avenue

Naloxone Train the Trainer

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

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, bannardtn@vcu.edu.

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