Ryan Hampton

“If there are going to be activists, we may soon start to learn their names. One of the first stars might be Ryan Hampton…”

-Slate Magazine’s "Can Opioid Recovery Activists Start A Movement"

Nearly three years into recovery from a decade-long heroin addiction, Ryan Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising recovery advocacy movement. He is now a prominent, leading face and voice of addiction recovery and is changing the national dialog about addiction through social media. With content that reaches over 1 million people a week, Ryan is breaking down cultural barriers that have kept people suffering in silence and is inspiring a digital revolution of people recovering out loud through his #VoicesProject. He’s also advocating for solutions and holding public policy makers accountable.

He was part of the core team that released the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on addiction and was singled out by Forbes as a top social media entrepreneur in the recovery movement. Ryan connects a vast network of people who are passionate about ending the drug epidemic in America. His writing on recovery and addiction related issues regularly go viral in online journals such as HuffPo and The Hill.

He also serves as an outreach lead and recovery activist for Facing Addiction, America’s leading non-profit dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in the United States. In 2016, Ryan created the web series Facing Addiction Across America, documenting his 30 day, 28 state, 8,000 mile cross-country trip visiting areas hit hardest by the addiction crisis.

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Ryan Hampton

I'm a son, brother, advocate, writer, dog lover, and person in recovery from heroin addiction. My life's mission is to end the silence around substance use disorder and inspire change.
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Ryan HamptonSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 10:30am
Anna David celebrates 17 YEARS in recovery from addiction TODAY! Wow! That’s so incredible. Anna is the original light hustler, bringing stories of recovery and redemption out of the darkness and into the light. Check her out: lighthustler.com. Anna, you are such an inspiration! Thank you for all you do!
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Ryan HamptonSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 5:00am
I’d say it’s about damn time. Thanks to The Daily Beast for highlighting our reform efforts. We won’t sit idle any longer as our friends and family members in need of help are taken advantage of.
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 7:15am
I want to hear from you. Please take 15 seconds and cast your vote. We launched the Voices Project in March 2017. Since then, we've been reaching people with incredible stories from all over America about how they've been impacted by addiction. Eight months later, with hundreds of stories that have reached millions, folks are beginning to ask me if we should launch something different in 2018. We're going to make this decision together. And I'll post OUR collective decision this coming Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. THANK YOU!
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Ryan HamptonFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:00am
“FBI agents walked into my life one afternoon. That day began my road to redemption.” -Katrina King, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:52pm
I think this post says a lot about our culture today...lots of “friends”, 1.5 million views, over 4k comments... yet no one heard you. Rest easy, Lil Peep.

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