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 Hampton

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Ryan HamptonWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 5:00am
"I’ve been asked on more than one occasion, why did you stop? Were you scared? Was it hard?" -Erin Mayberry, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:00am
"My passion is reaching out to tell others 'you are not alone.' There’s hope, no matter how far gone your situation looks. A family can recover, from it all…and move forward. You can make a comeback, if you fight for it." -Annie Highwater, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 8:10am
Anna David helped me find my voice in recovery. Now, the bestselling author is teaching others in recovery to help break the silence and end the stigma of addiction. I'm so proud of the work she's doing! My latest via HuffPost.
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Ryan HamptonMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 5:10am
"I am a mother, a step-mother, and a wife. I am a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I am an employee, a counselor, an advocate, and a human being." -Catherine Harrison, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonSunday, August 13th, 2017 at 11:18am
Jack is celebrating his #recoverypride all the way from Newark, Delaware. 3 YEARS in recovery TODAY from addiction. Happy recovery day, Jack! Thanks for letting us be a part of it and for doing it out loud! #VoicesProject

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