News Coverage

"Group to combat Hernando opioid abuse forming"

Kim Dame overviews the work accomplished by the Hernando County Community Anit-Drug Coalition through the AmeriCorps Visa grant in the summer of 2017.



"Local groups partner to address opioid problem"

Sarah Nachin overviews the work completed in Hernando county over the summer via the AmeriCorps Vista research grant, which eventually led into the formation of Tampa's Opioid Research Network. 


"Recent USF grad joining opioid fight in the Bay area"

 "Addiction is a disease and it should be treated the same as any other disease ...I truly believe in my heart that if we have more empathy in society with addiction in general we can start to solve some of the issues that we face today." - Adam Albadawi, Co-Founder of TORN Florida  

"Hospital joins forces with anti-opioid addiction group"

Spring Hill Beacon's Kim Dame overviews the upcoming partnership with Oak Hill Hospital and Tampa's Opioid Research Network. The partnership hopes to establish a SHARPS needle reciprocal program, host a community lecture, and develop E-FORSCE training for physicians. 

Interview: Danish Hasan, Founder of TORN, on Addiction Awareness & the Opioid Epidemic

The Founder of Tampa’s Opioid Research Network, Danish Hasan, shares his thoughts on facing social inequality, strengthening communities, and leading through empathy. 


"Hospital forum tackles opioid abuse problem"

Kim Dame overviews a community discussion on the opioid crisis. The event was hosted by Oak Hill Hospital and featured presentations from Dr. Salman Muddassir, Dr. Sadia Usman, and TORN leadership.