Ryan Hampton

“The guy who is changing the way America looks at addiction.”

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Ryan Hampton serves as an outreach lead and recovery advocate for Facing Addiction, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in America. Prior to that, he worked with multiple non-profits across the country and served in a staff capacity for various political campaigns. In 2016, Hampton publicly disclosed his decade-old struggle with heroin and prescription medications, along with his journey in recovery, in an effort to advocate for reform on a national public policy level.

He was an elected delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention from California, specifically advocating for the addiction & recovery community. Hampton produced a 7-part documentary series, Facing Addiction Across America, chronicling his cross-country road trip to the DNC advocating for reform and seeking out other like-minded people in long-term recovery to join the growing movement to end the addiction epidemic.

For his work on the #AddictionXAmerica project, Hampton has been called “the guy who is changing the way America looks at addiction.” His journey has been featured by the Huffington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, Upworthy, Dr. Oz, and the White House. Most recently, Hampton was featured by Forbes Magazine as one of four top social entrepreneurs advancing the nationwide recovery movement.

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Ryan HamptonFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 5:00am
"While we’ll never understand why, it’s more important now that we take a moment to check in on those who struggle with drugs or alcohol, even if they’ve chosen a different path."
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Ryan HamptonThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 12:15pm
Father of six. Legendary musician who crossed genres. Child abuse survivor. Person with substance use disorder. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington meant so much to so many. His suicide is a tragic reminder that depression and other mental health issues can affect anyone. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or have a problem with drugs and alcohol, reach out. National suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
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Ryan HamptonWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:51am
Raymond Sackler died peacefully at the age of 97. May God have mercy on his soul, because Sackler sure as hell didn't have mercy on us. My column today via HuffPost.
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Ryan HamptonWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:00am
"Today my actions meet my intentions, no more practicing affairs, now it’s just practicing the principals in all my affairs." -Mark Rickert, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 4:16pm
Congrats on 6 YEARS in #recovery from addiction today, Jade! Thanks for celebrating it out loud with us. #recoverygirl

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