End Overdose in the news.

Narcan Is Now Available Over-The-Counter at Walgreens Nationwide

September 12, 2023

The past few years have seen a rise in overdoses relating to fentanyl and other opioids, and many involved in the scene have begun to look for solutions to this widespread issue so that lives can be saved. Discussions surrounding the dangers of fentanyl, the importance of test kits, and the introduction of End Overdose at all events hosted by Insomniac have been major steps forward in spreading awareness and combatting this issue. More recently, another giant step has been taken by Walgreens, which now offers Narcan on an over-the-counter basis nationwide.


El Narcan ya se vende sin prescripción en algunas farmacias

September 6, 2023

El gobierno federal autorizó la venta sin receta médica hace varios meses y ahora puede adquirirse en las farmacias Walgreens.


Walgreens Announces Over-the-Counter (OTC) NARCAN® Nasal Spray Will Become Available This September

September 1, 2023

In support of the launch, the healthcare company, in partnership with non-profit End Overdose, is educating Americans on how to administer this lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose if used in time.

End Overdose prepares EDM festival attendees to save lives

July 26, 2023

LOS ANGELES — The opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives every year.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that in 2021, fentanyl accounted for 55% of drug overdose deaths.

End Overdose is a local group that works to prevent these kinds of deaths among young adults.

At a recent training, the biggest lesson was that these deaths are all preventable. 


KNX Hero: Ending drug overdoses

July 19, 2023

A local fireman and his team are working to end drug related overdoses. Meet a KNX Helpful Honda Hero of the Week!



April 27, 2023

In the moments leading up to the release of his self-titled fifth album, ILLENIUM is tackling a threat deeply personal to him.

The electronic music superstar is partnering with the nonprofit End Overdose, one of‘s best industry leaders of 2022, on his upcoming tour to educate fans on how to spot signs of an overdose and administer the opiate overdose-reversing treatment Naloxone. 


A nonprofit called EndOverdose passes out Narcan during Coachella to festival goers.

April 20, 2023

As we approach weekend two of Coachella, organizations against overdoses want the community to know they are passing out and training people on how to use Narcan.

EndOverdose slogan is No one else has to die. During Coachella, their representatives train festivalgoers in groups with a practice dummy. This nonprofit will be at weekend two of Coachella.



Community Highlights: Meet Konrad (Theo) Krzywicki of End Overdose

April 19, 2023

Hi Theo, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Changed: we started end overdose to give others the health equity I had gained a first responder. Believing all people should have the ability and tools to respond to drug overdose when they happen. As well as have access to the life-saving medicine naloxone. My experience with overdose was personal.


The Push to Test Drugs for Fentanyl

Mar 10, 2023

For years, fentanyl has flooded into the American drug market, driving a surge in overdose deaths across the country. Other drugs, like cocaine, are increasingly tainted with the synthetic opioid. We spoke to advocates Theo Krzywicki and Kalie Shorr who say a tiny test strip can help people avoid fentanyl, and WSJ’s Julie Wernau explains why fentanyl is showing up everywhere.


California Senate bill aims to end student opioid overdoses

FEB 9, 2023

In conjunction with the Jan. 1 California senate bill 367, which aims to end opioid overdoses at public colleges and universities in the state by requiring them to keep opioid reversal drugs on campus, the California Department of Public Health, or CDPH, has attempted to increase access to naloxone, one such reversal drug…

Fentanyl Test Strips on the Dance Floor? Partygoers Face New Reality

Jan 18, 2023

When she goes out, singer-songwriter Kalie Shorr always ensures she’s carrying the basics: wallet, keys—and fentanyl test strips.

“When I’m at clubs, people just whip out cocaine—on the dance floor, sometimes,” said Ms. Shorr, who is 28 and lives in Los Angeles…


With opioid overdoses still on the rise, more regular people are carrying Narcan

Jan 7, 2023

San Francisco – Monica Clayton was standing in line at a Burger King on Market Street in downtown San Francisco just before 7 a.m. when a frantic man ran into the restaurant.

“Somebody call 911, my girlfriend is overdosing,” he yelled…


Ending Overdose: Making The Antidote More Accessible Than The Drug

Dec 18, 2022

The National Safety Council reports that opioid overdoses have become the number one cause of death for people age 18 to 45. In an effort to save lives, Theo Krzywicki created the non-profit End Overdose. The organization informs…


Interview: End Overdose Is Showing The World That Overdoses Are Preventable

Dec 13, 2022

With fentanyl-laced substances spreading tremendously, the nation’s drug epidemic continues to soar. The amount of deaths correlated to drug overdose keeps on growing, and not just within clubs and festivals.



Dec 6, 2022

More often than not, end-of-year coverage published by the music industry’s vast pool of outlets is limited to its artists and performers.

In order to honor the extraordinary work of the industry’s unsung people and brands, we’ve recognized a group of leaders whose contributions helped shape the future of electronic music in 2022.

LA County Officials Aim To Tackle Overdose Deathes

Dec 1, 2022

LOS ANGELES – New numbers released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health find fentanyl related overdoses have increased 1,280% since 2016.

A new fentanyl task force…


Insomniac Events to partner with ‘End Overdose’

November 10, 2022

Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac HQ announced their partnership with End Overdose, a non-profit organization committed to ending the opioid crisis through proper prevention and aid to those who are actively overdosing.


Massive Rave in San Bernardino Will Have Narcan Kits Ready

October 28, 2022

In an effort to prevent overdoses, festival company Insomniac will allow sealed Naloxone kits at upcoming events, starting with Escape: Psycho Circus in San Bernardino this weekend…



October 26, 2022

The nation’s preeminent electronic music festival organizer, Insomniac Events, has announced a partnership with End Overdose, an organization spreading awareness of the opioid crisis.

Pasquale Rotella Announces End Overdose Presence at Future Insomniac Festivals

October 25, 2022

The United States continues to face the opioid epidemic that has grown increasingly troubling by the day. This year has seen stories of fentanyl overdoses plague the festival community, and the inexpensive drug has found its way into cocaine, MDMA, and ketamine at an alarming rate. While much of this might be due…

Occidental College Introduces Narcan For Emmons and Campus Safety

October 19, 2022

Drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death in Americans ages 18–45, according to Evelyn Chan, nurse practitioner at Emmons Wellness Center. Many overdoses are caused by drugs being laced with fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opiate…

Ending opioid overdose: Tools exist, we aren't using them

September 30, 2022

A recent string of overdoses at LA high schools believed to be connected to the drug fentanyl has renewed attention on the opioid crisis in Southern California…

Movement to train students on drug overdose prevention and treatment gains momentum

September 21, 2022

Nearly a year after the SGA passed a resolution calling on the University to train students in the administration of Narcan, a medication which treats opioid overdoses, UA End Overdose, a new student organization…

National bus tour stops in Twin Cities, trying to save lives with community conversation

September 11, 2022

A national bus tour on a mission to help people recovery from addiction and save lives had a stop in Minneapolis. Sunday, the Mobilize Recovery…

End Overdose is providing life-saving tools and training in response to the surge in fentanyl-laced substances on college campuses

August 29, 2022

Last February, a rumor went around UCLA that a particularly bad batch of drugs was circulating on campus. The tip prompted a rapid response from…

Meet the ‘harm reduction influencers’ making safer drug habits go viral on social media

Meet the ‘harm reduction influencers’ making safer drug habits go viral on social media

August 10, 2022

When you’re scrolling through TikTok or swiping through Instagram, you might see something unusual: Videos showing how to use naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment, posts…

Musicians, nonprofit work together to protect against fentanyl

Musicians, nonprofit work together to protect against fentanyl

LOS ANGELES — Overdose deaths continue to skyrocket across the U.S. According to the CDC, more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the U.S…

California college campuses look to fentanyl testing strips as a solution to stop overdoses among students

California college campuses look to fentanyl testing strips as a solution to stop overdoses among students

LOS ANGELES – “Fentanyl was new to the scene and I don’t think he knew the strength of it. He thought it was ok to…

End Overdose: The Foundation Donating Their Time To Save Lives

End Overdose: The Foundation Donating Their Time To Save Lives

March 23, 2022

Medication, Intervention, Education and Awareness are the four words that the non-profit End Overdose refers to when talking about the solution to saving a life…

WTF Is Fentanyl & WTF Do You Do During An Overdose?

"Nobody Else Has To Die" Benefit Concert to Raise Overdose Awareness In Los Angeles

“Nobody Else Has To Die” Benefit Concert to Raise Overdose Awareness In Los Angeles

March 2, 2022

Fentanyl overdose is officially the single leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, according to the CDC, and on March 10th…

Restless Nites x End Overdose Announce Debut Show in LA

Restless Nites x End Overdose Announce Debut Show in LA

Restless Nites and End Overdose announce Nobody Else Has to Die with a lineup of artists from the alternative scene to help raise awareness for…

‘We’re making harm reduction cool’: overdose reversal Narcan becomes a rave essential

‘We’re making harm reduction cool’: overdose reversal Narcan becomes a rave essential

December 31, 2021

It’s Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Marie is heading to a rave downtown. She arrives before the doors open, creating a chillout zone by…