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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Health Department launches Revive, an overdose death prevention mobile app

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In response to the growing epidemic of drug overdose deaths impacting our community, Springfield-Greene County Health has launched the new mobile- and web-based app Revive. This app will provide resources and lifesaving guidance to people in both English and Spanish who use illicit substances, their loved ones, service providers and other people in the community who might encounter someone experiencing an overdose. 

The goal of Revive is to prevent a drug overdose from becoming an overdose death. The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment showed that drug use and the rate of overdose deaths in our community is significant. In fact, the drug overdose mortality rate is more than 25% higher in Greene, Christian, and Webster counties are than in the rest of the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in nearly 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 and a majority of those involved a synthetic opioid, primarily fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than drugs like morphine. It is highly addictive and just a very small amount can cause overdose and death. 

Overdoses from opioids, including fentanyl, can be reversed using the life-saving medication naloxone. Revive allows people to find naloxone to carry with them and guides them through its proper use if the need arises. The app will provide written, verbal and visual step-by-step guidance to those responding to a drug overdose. It asks a few questions to provide the best information, then walks the user through how to administer naloxone, conduct CPR and position the person so they can remain safe until emergency services arrives. Revive also reassures the person responding that, under Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law, they will not be arrested for minor offenses including drug possession if they call 911 to help someone who is experiencing a medical emergency. 

In addition to rescue guidance, Revive provides information on recognizing the signs of an overdose, maps of community resources like drug disposal sites and treatment services and information for those who have experienced a drug overdose. The Health Department plans to add additional features in the coming months.  

The content for Revive was developed with input from several community partners, including the Southwest Missouri Drug Poisoning Coalition and Community Partnership of the Ozarks. CPO has also provided additional funding to help reach at-risk communities with the Revive app.  

The Health Department encourages everyone to download Revive and familiarize themselves with its features to help us save lives, connect people with the resources they need to recover from addiction and lead longer, healthier and happier lives. Revive can be accessed and downloaded for free by going to or through the Apple and Google Play stores on your mobile device. 


Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected]. 

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