“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"

Three years into recovery from a decade-long opioid 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.

His first book, “American Fix — Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It” published by St. Martin’s Press, is set to release nationwide in August 2018.

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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, April 22nd, 2018 at 12:08pm
Congrats to NICOLA on 6 YEARS in #recovery today!!! That’s a big deal! Nicola spends her time these days inspiring others to find their own pathway of recovery at Voices of Hope for Cecil County. #service 🙏🏻
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Ryan HamptonSunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 5:00am
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 3:23pm
I believe in change.
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“Please, if you need me to believe in God, discharge me right now.” -Kevin Kern, #VoicesProject

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