Mission Statement

Founded by our CEO Theo Kryzywicki in 2018, End Overdose is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California working to end drug-related overdose deaths through education, medical intervention, and public awareness.

The Problem

  • According to data from the CDC, fentanyl-related overdoses are the number one cause of death for people ages 18-45.
  • Experimental drug use and addiction puts young people as one of the most at-risk populations for overdoses.
  • Fentanyl is lethal in small amounts (2mg) and many times people are unaware their drugs contain fentanyl.
  • Three out of five overdose deaths could have been prevented if someone present knew how and when to intervene.
  • Oftentimes, there is a lack of education on and accessibility to these overdose prevention and response resources.

Our Solution

  • Educate and train individuals on how and when to intervene during a suspected overdose.
    • Interventions include:
      • calling 911,
      • the use of fentanyl testing strips,
      • the ability to recognize the symptoms of an overdose,
      • the administration of Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose.
    • Our online training is 100% free and encouraged for everyone to take.
  • Make resources that prevent overdose-related deaths accessible to everyone across the country.
    • Equip individuals with preventative (fentanyl test strips) and responsive (Narcan/naloxone) overdose tools.
  • Directly target outreach to most at-risk populations via in-person education and resource distribution.
  • De-stigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health, addiction, and overdoses.