“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 HamptonWednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 5:30am
"I never imagined the life I live today would ever be possible. I often ask myself when will I wake up from this dream? Well, the fact is this is no dream – it’s the life that I live and it’s only possible because of my recovery." -Randy Anderson, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 9:57am
Another day, another tragic death. In my column today at HuffPost, I talk about the brave mothers and fathers who share their losses on social media, in the hopes that their stories can help end the opioid epidemic. These deaths are preventable, and they affect every one of us.
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 5:00am
"The freedom I have today is just amazing and the fact that I get to live my life today without lying, manipulating, cheating and stealing is all just gravy to me. I am just so happy that I don’t HAVE to drink today." -Nancy Carr, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonMonday, April 24th, 2017 at 10:17am
Ashley is spreading hope from the #ChesterfieldJail today. 14 months in RECOVERY from heroin addiction. Keep it up! You have an army of people in recovery to lift you up & support you when you get out. 🙏🏻 #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonMonday, April 24th, 2017 at 5:00am
"I have found a passion for recovery advocacy and truly see it as a civil rights issue for our time. My parents had the Civil Rights movement, my elder gays had the AIDS epidemic. Today, I fight for the rights of people still suffering from addiction." -Ted Collins, #VoicesProject

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