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“One Second at a Time: Battling the Monster of Addiction” 


Christine died of a fentanyl overdose on Nov. 2, 2020. She was 26.

The family discovered more than 50 journals that chronicled her years-long battle with addiction. One entry said that she hoped her struggle would inspire others to stay away from drugs and get help if they are addicts.

Her father is now producing documentaries to honor her desire to help others struggling with addiction . . .“One Second at a Time: Battling the Monster of Addiction” premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Tampa Theatre and will be available via streaming services in the coming months.

This is the second documentary that he has made in support of drug and mental health counseling. He also produced “Safety Net,” about Florida State University’s recovery program known as LIFT, which stands for Living Intentionally, Finding Togetherness.

The “Safety Net” documentary will next be shared with thousands of colleges to inspire them to create programs like Florida State’s.

“She would be proud of what we are doing,” Mike Ortoll said. “We are giving others an opportunity.”


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