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

Provides awareness and education via the industry’s leading experts; and hope via inspirational stories of redemption.

One Second at a Time is the true story of Christine Ortoll. Her struggle is told from her own journals and by those who supported her, including family, close friends, addiction treatment providers, mental health clinicians, behavioral therapists, and psychiatrists.

Her father, Mike Ortoll also shares the lessons he learned in seeking help for Christine via over twenty recovery facilities. He finds his life’s purpose founding a charity in his daughter’s name and exposing the dangers of mental illness, substance use disorder and the lethality of fentanyl via the country’s top experts.

One Second At A Time is directed & produced by Tim Searfoss (BREAK EVERY CHAIN).

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OUR GOAL:
To reduce substance abuse by destigmatizing the disease of addiction via education and our initiatives so we can save lives!

Q: WHY THIS FILM NOW? WHAT’S THE URGENCY?
A: Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for 18-45 year-olds in the USA
The Christine Ortoll Recovery Organization’s mission is to provide mental health & substance use education to primary schools, expand college recovery programs, and reform the existing insurance treatment model. By addressing fundamental weaknesses by involving all stakeholders including payors (both public & private insurer), communities, teachers, parents & medical professionals can work together to reduce an epidemic.

‘ONE SECOND AT A TIME' PARTICIPANTS

ONE SECOND AT A TIME – premiere film

Production Team

Michael Ortoll (THE BOWDEN DYNASTY FILM)

Executive Producer

Tim Searfoss (BREAK EVERY CHAIN)

Director, Executive Producer & Cinematography

Daniel Fajardo

Producer & Sound

Tim Searfoss & Daniel Fajardo

Film Editing

Film Participants

Mike Ortoll, Father of Christine Ortoll

Kim Ortoll, Mother of Christine Ortoll

Mackenzie Parrish, long term friend of Christine Ortoll

Alyna Uhl, long term friend of Christine Ortoll

Robin Piper, CEO of Turning Point of Tampa Recovery Center, Clinical Director LMHC, MCAP, NCC, CCTP. Board Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) – her recovery center Christine several times.

Lucas Fleming, Esq, Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor helps clients with mental disorders find treatment instead of incarceration. Attorney who handled our Marchman Act with Christine.

Michael Sheehan, MD, psychiatrist, researcher, addiction medicine specialty, Medical Director of Operation Par and Principal Investigator in NIDA funded research programs in addiction treatment. Discuss use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder.

Carrollwood Day School – annual alumni girls soccer game- honored Christine as she went to school there from elementary thru high school and played on their soccer team.

William Vick – consultant regarding prison gang and addiction/recovery life on the streets.

Ashley Martin- sober two years and met Christine in her last recovery facility.

UNNAMED - Mini Doc about College Recovery Programs- showcasing FSU LIFT and ARHE

Production Team

Michael Ortoll (THE BOWDEN DYNASTY FILM)

Executive Producer

Tim Searfoss (BREAK EVERY CHAIN)

Director, Executive Producer & Cinematography

Daniel Fajardo

Producer & Sound

Tim Searfoss & Daniel Fajardo

Film Editing

John Corry (THE BOWDEN DYNASTY FILM)

Associate Producer

Film Participants

Chelsea Shore, PhD student and leads LIFT College Recovery Program at Florida State University (FSU). 

Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs at FSU- provides leadership & vision for student experience at FSU.

Angela Chong, JD, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, FSU, leading the health and wellness matters for student.

Sigma Chi Fraternity –greatly supporting LIFT college recovery program at FSU events.

Kristina Canfield, Masters Education – Exec Director at Association of Recovery in Higher Education (AHRE) -in recovery Discussed their support in having the Greek Community assist in serving their cause in creating healthy CRPs.

Alexander Ronzino, Chair of National Foundation for Collegiate Recovery (NFCR), Board Member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Treasurer of Association of Recovery for Higher Education (ARHE) and former founder & CEO of Coalition Recovery – an experienced finance & healthcare executive/entrepre­neur, who will share his expertise in recovery-related businesses and his passionate volunteer work in this industry.

Collateral Interviews - Inspirational Stories of Hope

Jane Dwyer Lee, Teaching Professor at FSU- College of Social Work, in recovery and professor at the College of Social Work. 

Jared “Flash” Gordon, Mixed Martial Arts fighter, in recovery and providing service work for those afflicted with the disease of substance use disorder.

Lyle R. Fried, CAP, ICADC, CHC– Advisory board member for Alliance for Addiction Solutions (AAS), Former CEO, The Shores Treatment & Recovery and former chair of Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) – a seasoned recovery executive & volunteer, who will share his acumen in all areas of addiction treatment; as well as share his advocacy work with government at the local, state, and national level. Serves 35 police departments around the country to improve their understanding of addiction & mental health; to develop and promote diversion programs that provide treatment in place of incarceration.

Robby Graham, in recovery and owner of a successful faith-based, plant-based restaurant in Tampa, FL.

Additional Expert Advice

Michael Kittay MD, Harvard University trained Psychiatrist with specialty training in addiction and medical psychiatry. Certified by the American Board of Addic­tion Medicine. Provided Medications for Opioid Use Disorder to Christine.

Lana Schneidt, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Christine’s behavioral therapist.

Lloyd Sederer, M.D. Psychiatrist, Author, Adjunct Professor Columbia University School of Public Health, and former Chief Medical Officer for New York State Office of Mental Health, former Medical Director Clinical Services or the American Psychiatric Assn and led mental health responses to 9/11, Project Liberty. Discuss treatment solutions for addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – NIDA is the leading federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. They have provid­ed much support with researchers and resources. Our film will also cover NIDA’s imagery of the effects of drug use on the brain, especially with adolescents as the brain is developing and more vulnerable to long-term damage.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA) – mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Oversees public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation, including Substance Abuse.

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YOU CAN HELP IN 2 BIG WAYS:

#1 BIG WAY

DONATE

Your donations make a difference in SAVING LIVES!

YES, Donate to College Recovery Programs (CRPs) to reduce Substance Abuse. There are over 5,000 college colleges & universities in the US, with over 20 million students and only 157 have approved CRPs. Donations help to fund CRPs at all 2- & 4-Year Secondary Schools in the US !

#2 BIG WAY

GET INVOLVED

Be a volunteer to make a difference in reducing mental health and substance abuse issues early in Primary School

YES, we need parents, teachers & pediatricians to collaborate in this area, to make for healthier students.
Your active participation will reduce the demand for alcohol & or drugs at all elementary, middle school and high school in America.

813-220-3132
mike.ortoll@christineortollrecovery.org

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