The Opioid Crisis With over 130 American deaths per day in 2017, the opioid crisis has contributed largely to the downward trend in the life expectancy in the U.S. for the second year in a row. Here in the Sunshine State, an increasing number of Floridians have had their lives interrupted or lost to opioids -- but there are real solutions that can help us save lives both locally and across the state. During the first Hot Topic luncheon of the New Year we will explore the numbers behind the opioid epidemic in Florida with a discussion of practical harm reduction and treatment solutions to help end the crisis, such as naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug. Our presenter will be Stephanie Moody-Geissler, MPH, an epidemiologist who for over a decade has worked in various fields of public health, from mosquito disease in Florida to Ebola in West Africa. For the past several years Stephanie has been focusing on local and statewide efforts to address the opioid epidemic while based here in Tallahassee. Come join your fellow Leaguers and guests in learning about this important issue!