MEDIA RESOURCES

Stay updated with the latest news on the overdose crisis during COVID-19 by browsing our featured collection of webinars, news stories, and recent studies. 

WEBINARS

Prescription for Change

Dr. Hunter Urges Faith Leaders to Join

Project Opioid Faith Leaders

Calling All Faith Leaders!

FL Opioid Crisis: Business Leaders

Update with Kim Lopdrup

PO Webinar Edit

What's The Fix? Episode 3

Calling all Business Leaders!

IN THE NEWS

Central Florida drug OD deaths up 70% during COVID, report shows

December 2, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Feds should loosen travel restrictions

October 27, 2020

Local organization to use research to rally area leaders against opioid abuse

August 28, 2019

‘Project Opioid’ Enlists Businesses, Faith Leaders In Fight Against Epidemic

August 29, 2019

Hoping for more recovery and remembering those who died in Volusia County

September 8, 2020

Gov. and First Lady elevate substance abuse awareness amid pandemic

August 19, 2019

Andrae Bailey: Transportation, housing, kids should be city’s focus in 2020 | Commentary

December 31, 2019

Opioid Settlement(s): What Should We Take Away?

November 7, 2019

IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, SUCCESSFUL OPIOID TREATMENT HARDER TO GET THAN ILLICIT DRUGS, SPEAKERS SAY

October 29, 2019

Opioid Crisis Discussion in Orlando

October 29, 2019

’NO REAL HELP’ AVAILABLE FOR THOUSANDS STRUGGLING IN CENTRAL FLORIDA’S OPIOID CRISIS, RESEARCH FINDS

October 28, 2019

Opioids present a life-or-death crisis for Central Florida | Editorial

October 27, 2019

‘Project Opioid’ Enlists Businesses & Faith Leaders In Fight Against Epidemic

August 27, 2019

UCF RESEARCHERS RELEASE REPORT ON OPIOID ADDICTION IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

October 29, 2019

FAITH, BUSINESS LEADERS TAPPED FOR BATTLE AGAINST OPIOID EPIDEMIC

August 20, 2019

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AND FIRST LADY CASEY DESANTIS PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT OPIOID

August 20, 2019

ORLANDO-AREA CHURCHES, BUSINESSES RECRUITED IN OPIOID BATTLE

August 20, 2019

The opioid crisis became real when our son became addicted | Commentary

August 17, 2019

Faith community needs to take an active role in the opioid crisis | Commentary

August 10, 2019

Local bank president: I was wrong about opioid addiction | Commentary

May 19, 2019

Mayor Jerry Demings State of the County Address

May 16, 2019

Project Opioid connects business, faith and government leaders to battle Florida's opioid epidemic

April 17, 2019

PROJECT OPIOID FIGHTS DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIC IN CENTRAL FLORIDA COUNTIES

February 8, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY TO LEAD CENTRAL FLORIDA INITIATIVE COMBATING OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND DRUG ABUSE

February 6, 2019

Opioid threat requires a unified response | Commentary

January 31, 2019

Dick Batchelor shares personal at forum to discuss opioid problem

January 31, 2019

Project Opioid Takes Regional Approach to Combat Crisis

January 31, 2019

Opioids: Central Florida leaders join battle against epidemic

January 31, 2019

Recent Studies

 

The COVID-19 Overdose Crisis:

A Pandemic Fueling an Epidemic in Florida in 2020

Read our recent study about the state of the overdose crisis in Florida during 2020. 

The COVID-19 Overdose Crisis: 

Our Recommendations

Download our recommendations for how  individuals and community leaders should respond to the crisis based on our research. 

Prescription For Change

Finding Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in our Region

State of the Crisis Diagram

Understand the Opioid Crisis in one glance

Prescription For Change Data Reference Sheet

A More In-depth Look into the Statistics of the Crisis

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