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The Opioid Crisis: APB Speakers Weigh in on Solutions

20 Dec 2017

The Opioid Crisis: APB Speakers Weigh in on Solutions

According to the CDC, every day more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. An issue that has quickly become a national health crisis, opioid misuse is a problem without bounds, affecting men and women, young and old, from all walks of life. If you need an expert to speak to your organization or group about this growing epidemic, consider one of these leading speakers on the topic.

RYAN LEAF | One of the most promising collegiate football players of his time, and rivaled Peyton Manning, Leaf shares how addiction lead to bad decisions, but recovery lead to advocacy. He encourages audiences to eliminate the mental health stigma and says, “asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.” 

PATRICK KENNEDY | A pioneer in mental health policy and advocacy, the Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy served as Representative for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District for 16 years, championing causes essential to mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. 

TONY HOFFMAN | After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX Elite Pro and a 2016 Rio Olympic Games Coach whose story is full of redemption, as he has seen some of the highest highs along with the lowest lows. 

CHRIS HERREN | Former NBA player Herren struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. 

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