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 HamptonWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 12:02pm
Anna David is chatting live with Greg D. Williams about addiction and recovery. Join them with your questions! #FacingAddiction
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Anna David
It's f-ing Greg Williams day on Wed, Dec 13th at 12 pm PST. This is a man I've been wanting to interview for a good 5 years and I'm so honored to be able to do it in front of you. Greg is, in short, a hero in the recovery world-—the award-winning filmmaker behind The Anonymous People and Generation Found as well. He's also the co-founder of Facing Addiction, the non-profit that threw the DC rally a few years ago that featured performances by people like Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow (and where I was able to meet so many of you for the first time). Raise the proverbial glass of Le Croix for this one and come chat with us!
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Ryan HamptonWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 4:00am
Join me in Chicago on Tuesday, December 19th!
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Ryan HamptonTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 12:32pm
Language matters. Period.
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Why Language Matters When It Comes to Addiction
Words can carry huge weight for those struggling with addiction.
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Ryan HamptonMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 1:00pm
What a way to start the week! Congrats Nadine Machkovech on 4 YEARS in #recovery TODAY from addiction. This is Recovery...We Can Rise Together!
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Ryan HamptonMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 6:00am
FRIENDS: Are you in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol? If the answer is yes...I want to include you in my end-of-year #voicesproject video. Please record a 15-20 second “Because of Recovery...” video and submit it to this link by Friday, 12/22 (more info at link): http://bit.ly/2ycMT3w (you can also email your video to: voicesprojectmail@gmail.com)

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