Ryan Hampton

“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"

Nearly three years into recovery from a decade-long heroin 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.

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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 HamptonMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 3:37pm
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, February 17th, 2018 at 9:00am
A big CONGRATS to my buddy Dennis Rodman on his 30 DAYS SOBER TODAY. Stay close to your recovery and watch those days turn into months - and months into years. Proud of you, man! One day at a time. -Ryan
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Ryan HamptonFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 5:43pm
Stop shaming drug users.
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Ryan HamptonFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:58am
Michael King celebrates 5 YEARS in recovery from #addiction and #alcohol TODAY. He’s been #facingaddiction the entire time — tirelessly helping others along the way. Love this guy! Happy recovery day, Michael!!
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Ryan HamptonFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 5:00am
TAKE A STAND to hold financially accountable those responsible for countless lives lost across the country. To learn more visit: opioidlie.org.

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