Treating Overdose
as Preventable

Our Mission

Zero Overdose is dedicated to the expansion of overdose safety planning and preventing unintentional overdose deaths

Since 1999

More Than 1,000,000 People Have Died From Drug Overdoses in the United States.

Communities across the country are grappling with the devastating consequences of overdose, which have resulted in a staggering number of deaths. In 2021, more than 106,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Shockingly, preliminary data indicates that nearly 110,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2022, making it the highest total ever recorded for a single calendar year. People of all ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds are impacted by this crisis. It is a complex issue intertwined with multiple factors, including substance use disorders, mental health challenges, and systemic barriers to treatment and support. These statistics highlight the urgent need for comprehensive strategies and resources to address this public health crisis and save lives.

How You Can Get Involved

The overdose crisis is a pressing issue that demands urgent attention. Zero Overdose equips providers and organizations with the necessary tools and resources to prevent overdose-related deaths. Informed by the success of safety planning in suicide prevention, our overdose safety plan is designed to address the overdose crisis through a comprehensive and patient-centered approach. We strive to provide a proactive strategy for identifying and managing overdose risks by taking the unique needs and circumstances of those at risk into account. This plan includes a variety of strategies and interventions designed to reduce the likelihood of overdoses and prevent tragic outcomes.

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Ready to make a difference? Schedule a consultation with our expert team. Learn how to implement overdose safety planning into your work and become part of the solution.

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Are you dedicated to making a positive contribution to your community? Become a vital member of our team by volunteering your time and skills. Collaborate with like-minded individuals to combat overdose-related tragedies.

Invest in Saving Lives

Each year, over 100,000 Americans die from drug overdoses. Your contribution can help us in turning the tide. Invest in our mission to save lives and prevent overdose deaths — together, we can effect significant change.


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“Overdose safety planning has the ability to revolutionize the delivery of care and services, potentially saving thousands, if not tens…

Dr. Jorge R. Petit

Board-certified psychiatrist with over three decades in the public healthcare sector. Throughout my journey, I have steered progressively intricate systems of care, orchestrating the achievement of enduring and systemic enhancements in essential service accessibility and provision. I am inherently results-oriented, driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation, and bring a bilingual and bicultural dimension to my leadership. My experience includes navigating and guiding organizational expansion and transformation, consistently yielding positive outcomes.

A hallmark of my expertise lies in developing and implementing high-caliber, quality-driven programs that crystallize into a cohesive, person-centric model of care, deeply embedded within the community fabric. I stand as testament to my ability to produce outcomes that transcend the boundaries of conventional care, fostering an environment where integration is paramount and the individual is at the heart of every endeavor.