Christine Ortoll Recovery


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'ONE SECOND at a TIME' Coming in Early 2023

ONE SECOND AT A TIME is a high-profile docuseries on the history of addiction and of recovery told through the story of Christine Ortoll, who fought, and ultimately lost, a ten-year battle with mental illness and substance use disorder.

The Christine Ortoll Recovery Organization

The Christine Ortoll Recovery Organization is a charity established to raise awareness, share resources, and provide the appropriate care for those in need of recovery and their loved ones.

Founded by Michael Ortoll in 2021 the Christine Ortoll Recovery Organization’s first initiative is a high-profile feature documentary film that tells the story of Michael’s late daughter Christine and her ten-year battle for sobriety.

During this time Michael and his family left no stone unturned as they fought alongside Christine, turning to over 20 recovery centers and countless experts for help along the way to sobriety which she achieved after a few years until her final relapse.

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23 Million

Americans suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), yet less than 10% of them receive help due to its stigma, cost, and finding correct treatment for their disease.

Per research, each one of them affects an average of 7 family members and close friends; which means that one of every two of us knows someone who suffers from SUD.


Over 100,000 Deaths

Over the last 12 months, drug overdose has become the leading cause of deaths for 18 to 45.

Opioids created in the lab, like Fentanyl, now count for 2/3 of all overdose fatalities. 

-Source: NIDA

Only 1 in 4

Doctors and nurse practitioners receive addiction training. We need better training beginning with pediatricians so we can catch issues early. 

90% of all addictions start in adolescence. Teens who learn the risks of drugs from parents are 50% less likely to use drugs.

Most teens now buy drugs online via social media apps.

-Source: AMA & SAMHSA


Of all pills confiscated by the DEA in 2021 had a lethal dose of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Fentanyl is now in all drugs and 50 times stronger than heroin & 100 times more powerful than morphine. Its newer versions are more fatal.

-Source: DEA

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