5-Part Opioid Webinar Series

Opioid Crisis: A Community Response
Body, Mind, and Spirit

Since the first overdose began ruining the lives of our citizens, Ohio has been the epicenter of the opioid crisis.

Do you want to learn how you and your community can take a stand against opioid addiction? Join us for an educational webinar series to help end this crisis.

Horizon Prison Initiative is hosting the five-part webinar, which features Central Ohio medical and addiction experts and several incredibly strong, resilient guests who have found their way to recovery. Attend one or all five. Details about each session are below.

Horizon Prison Initiative is a multi-faith program that provides an emotionally safe place for incarcerated men and women to discover—and practice—a new way to live. Funding for the webinar comes from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service.

This FREE webinar series occurs every Friday from August 28 – September 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please share this invitation to help us spread the word. All are welcome, but registration is required.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

Webinar information

Each session will include a check-in, a true recovery story, featured speakers, and time for questions and small group discussions.

Everybody Knows Somebody With A Substance Abuse Disorder

Friday, August 28 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
No matter where you live… What you do…. Who you know…. Someone you know has a substance abuse disorder.

Featured Speakers
Rev. Dr. Brad Price
Methodist Theological School of Ohio
Emphasis on addiction. Information about addiction as a disease.

Joseph Float, PhD, LSW
Union County Common Pleas Court
Director, Probation and Treatment Services

You Can Save a Life: Naloxone Training

Friday, September 4 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Learn the signs of an overdose and what you can do to help. This session demonstrates how easy it is to administer naloxone, a medicine that blocks the effects of opioids. Afterward, we’ll share how you can order two free doses that could save a life.

Featured Speakers
Ashely Rosser
Harm Reduction Specialist
Harm Reduction Ohio

Pastor Greg Delaney
Woodhaven Ohio residential treatment
Outreach Coordinator
Faith Collaborator for Ohio Heroin/Outreach Unit

Resources in the Community

Friday, September 11 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Know where to guide people when they are ready. Discover the many amazing resources and loving people that are right here in Ohio.

Featured Speakers
Annie Ansara
To Whom It May Concern
Re-entry for returning citizens

Michelle Gabel
Clinical Director
Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions

Karen M O’Brien LISW-S
Director of Behavioral Health
Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Dr. Randall A. Colucci
Medication assisted treatment

An Open Dialogue with the Faith Community

Friday, September 18 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
How are we called by our faith to respond to the opioid epidemic? This session features the TED Talk “Everything You Think You Know About Addition Is Wrong” followed by an open panel, multi-faith discussion about faith perspectives.

Father Richard Burnett
Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad Ahmad
Jean McCoard
Sister Kate Egart
Marcus Freed

How to Navigate Recovery During COVID-19

Friday, September 25 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Find out how to remain resilient during difficult times. Learn about resilience, meditation, and the importance of staying connected. This is where the faith community can make a significant difference.

We hope you can join us.