Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00pm
Henrico Theater

Mr. Green shares his recovery and how communities can focus on prevention and healing.

FREE Event
Monday's September 30th - November 18th, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm
Full Circle Grief Center

Full Circle Grief Center is offering an 8-week grief support group for adults grieving the death of a loved one due to accidental overdose.

Deadline to register is August 30th: To register, contact Stacia Macklin at 804.912.2947 Ext. 104 or stacia@fullcirclegc.org.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00am
Deep Run Park

Fun for the whole family- bounce house, silent auction, music and more!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30pm
Coventry Gardens Apts

Learn how to address an opioid overdose with Naloxone. Get the life saving medication for FREE! Call 804.727.8925 for more information.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:30pm
Deep Run Rec Center

Learn how to address an opioid overdose with Naloxone. Get the life saving medication for FREE! Call 804.727.8925 for more information.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 5:30pm
Eastern Henrico Rec Center

Learn how to address an opioid overdose with Naloxone. Get the life saving medication for FREE! Call 804.727.8925 for more information.

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Red Ribbon Week

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Henrico strives to create a healthy, drug-free community. In recognition of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31, 2018), the county and its Heroin Task Force developed a six-part video series to discourage drug use and promote treatment and recovery for those struggling with addiction.

If a teenager is using drugs, he or she may have items in a backpack or bedroom that might seem innocuous. Parents need to recognize the warning signs.

A medication can be misused and lead to an addiction even if prescribed by a doctor. It’s your body and future. Understand the risks.

The Henrico Sheriff’s Office’s award-winning ORBIT program helps jail inmates overcome addictions to heroin and other opiates and teaches workplace and life skills.

Protect yourself, your family and others by safely disposing unused prescription medications. Flushing pills down the drain is harmful to the environment and not recommended. The best approach is to use a drug disposal kit or participate in a take-back initiative. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 27, with four drop-off sites in Henrico.

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, hopelessness can be turned into hope. Recovery is possible with counseling and support. Many treatment options are available. #Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services offers same-day access to services. Information is available at henrico.us/mhds/ or by calling 727-8515 (intake services) or 727-8484 (emergency services).

Naloxone can temporarily reverse the toxic effects of an opioid or heroin overdose, allowing time to seek professional medical attention. #Henrico offers classes on administering naloxone to potentially save the life of someone you love.

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The city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover presented a free summit on Thursday, October 26, 2017, which examined and identified solutions for the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia.




Our Mission

The overall mission of the Heroin Task Force is to stop the opiate overdose deaths in our community and to promote treatment for the citizens that are affected by this epidemic.