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

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 HamptonThursday, October 19th, 2017 at 1:00pm
Matt Butler here taking over Ryan’s Live all the way from New York City! Today I have a little over 4 and a half years in recovery, and I’m grateful for everyday. I’ve written something about a very special place that’s helped many of my brothers, so tune in for my new song ‘St. Christopher’s Inn’. #voicesproject
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Ryan HamptonThursday, October 19th, 2017 at 5:00am
“Today I am almost 90 days sober, I regularly volunteer in my community and attend 12-step meetings religiously. I am bankrupt, penniless and unemployed but I couldn’t be happier.” -Steven Zerebeski, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:44am
"We can strengthen our communities, lift one another up, and share the message that recovery from addiction is possible. It’s up to you. It’s up to us." -Ryan Hampton, Wright State University (Dayton, OH), October 16, 2017.
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Ryan HamptonWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 4:00am
“Lets do all we can to help those who need help. We have to break the stigma and make changes.” -Jennifer Brovick, #VoicesProject
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 2:27pm
I leave Dayton full of hope. Where other people see the nation’s “overdose capital” - I see resilience. The heart of this community is strong. And what makes it even stronger are the miracle workers that show up, every single day, in the midst of our country’s most urgent health crisis. Thank you, Dayton. I’m beyond grateful. I can’t wait to tell the world YOUR story. And I’ll be back soon. I love you all! #DaytonStrong #VoicesProject

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