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. between April 2020 and April 2021.
Synthetic opioids are currently the main driver of drug-related overdose deaths, and fentanyl is particularly lethal. The opioid that can be up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Two milligrams can be lethal.
The End Overdose organization, which was founded by Theo Krzywicki, Katie Krzywicki and Leah Schexnayder, aims to educate people — especially adolescents — about the dangers of opioids and provide vital resources like Narcan, Naloxone and training that can save lives.
On a recent Saturday night, Theo Krzywicki hosted a show at The Lodge Room, a concert venue in Highland Park, in partnership with the Restless Nites ticket platform.
The show, called “Nobody Else has to Die,” was held to raise awareness about fentanyl overdoses. Concertgoers were able to take free fentanyl test strips and Narcan, while learning about End Overdose’s online trainings.