Sandra Seiden believes if one small tool was as accessible as a first-aid-kit, a fire extinguisher or an EpiPen, her son would still be alive today.
Seiden lost her son to an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2018. Because of the lack of education and care from people in his presence, Seiden's son passed away.
"Ironically, when my son overdosed, they went into his bags to steal his wallet but nobody bothered to give him the Narcan that was in his backpack," Seiden said.
Narcan is a treatment that reverses the effects of a narcotic overdose. It must be administered within the first eight minutes of an overdose to revive someone.
Now, Seiden works with the organization USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with Narcan to save as many lives as she possibly can.
"Til the day I die, til my last breath, I will keep on talking about it and I will keep getting out there and doing everything and anything I can do," Seiden said.
Luis Garcia is a retired firefighter paramedic of 28 years who understands what it means to save a life. But, what really inspired him to start saving lives two-and-a-half years ago was purely based on science.
After the Food and Drug Administration approved of Narcan nasal spray in 2015, Garcia realized the easily administered spay can save lives within minutes with a 91 percent working rate.
"I myself have not been impacted by the disease. I don't smoke, I don't drink, I've never tried drugs, I've never been arrested," Garcia said. "I also don't judge."
Garcia founded USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with Narcan on International Overdose Awareness Day 2017.
Since then, he has provided training and awareness in 30 counties in Florida, donated over 4,000 bottles of Narcan and has personally revived 14 people.
Saying that addiction doesn't discriminate against race, religion or social class, Garcia gives his presentation to many types of organizations. His most recent one was Friday at Palm Beach Synagogue.
The biggest challenge in the opioid epidemic is not the lack of detox medications, the inadequate prosecution of drug dealers or over-prescribing doctors, but the stigma attached to the rescue drug.
According to Garcia, Narcan is perceived as an enabling drug, even to those in the medical field, because it allows for someone to relapse and continue using drugs.
Dawn Jonas, who is 33 years sober, disagrees with the misconception.
"If it saves a life, who cares?" Jonas said.
Jonas is the founder of Recovery Zone, a housing system for women recovering from addiction. She recalls the moment she had to use Narcan to revive one of her patients. Since then she has made a pledge to herself.
"There was no way I was ever going to be without it," Jonas said.
Noticing the rise of the opioid epidemic in South Florida, she joined Garcia to combat the issue. In her mission to end addiction, she remembers her son.
"I was a mother of an addict. I have so many friends that have lost their kids. There's a huge group of us and that's insane that we all have lost our kids," Jonas said. "Just in this room ... there's three of us that have lost children."
She ultimately wants to set the right example.
"I can't save anybody but I can definitely help and be a power of example," Jonas said.