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 HamptonTuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 8:16am
Billions of taxpayer dollars, millions of broken hearts. That's the forecast for the next decade of America's opioid crisis. The annual U.S. death toll from opioids alone will likely surpass the worst year of gun deaths on record, and may top the worst year of AIDS deaths at the peak of that epidemic in the 1990s, when nearly 50,000 people were dying each year. We must keep fighting if we are going to end this crisis. Make no mistake: this IS an epidemic. By taking measures like offering Narcan, educating people about substance use disorder, and pushing for health care reform, we can stop this crisis.
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 5:00am
"I thank the people taking a stand by working endlessly to stop stigma and fight for treatment and support. They are fighting for my son’s life." -Melissa Pinkham, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonMonday, June 26th, 2017 at 1:56pm
What's my life actually worth? $50? $5,000? When lawmakers pull funding for lifesaving Narcan and Naloxone, what they're really saying is: you're not worth saving. What they're saying is, we don't care about giving you another chance. We don't care about your family, your future. Discrimination against people with substance use disorder is killing us by the tens of thousands. This is a quiet, government sanctioned genocide that denies healthcare, aid, and assistance to people who are literally dying of this disease. Are you as disgusted as I am? Call or email Dan Picard, the city councilman who moved to stop giving Naloxone to dying Americans. Let him know that he's complicit in the systematic murder of your friends, kids, family members, and community. We won't stand for this any more. We will be heard. His phone # is 513-423-4063 and email danp@cityofmiddletown.org.
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Ryan HamptonMonday, June 26th, 2017 at 5:00am
"Doors have opened and I have helped people along my 412 days of sobriety. I will not silence myself nor allow the disease of alcoholism to live in my home." -Aimee Green, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonSunday, June 25th, 2017 at 12:29pm
Laszlo has been #FacingAddiction for 4 years. Happy #recoverybirthday Laz! Grateful for you and all you do to help others. 🙏🏻 #VoicesProject

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