The Foundation exists to develop societal tools for responding to the opioid overdose crisis. Because the effects of an opioid overdose occur quickly, it is unrealistic to rely on emergency medical response services to help mitigate the effects of an overdose. In any society, the response has to come from people who are near the situation – people who understand it, and people who care. This is what makes the Foundation for the Responsible Administration of Emergency Medicines a socially responsible organization. Other organizations may provide a good or service in the most socially responsible way they can. In this case, the whole organization exists to do something that it considers socially responsible.