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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The first step to a productive conversation around addiction starts with listening. Listening builds understanding and compassion, uniting families, friends, and loved ones affected by this illness.

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At The Bottom of My Cocaine Addiction, I Discovered A Miracle

The intense pain hit first before I opened my eyes and realized…
Stop Punishing Our Kids Who Want Recovery. We Need Change Now.

Stop Punishing Our Kids Who Want Recovery. We Need Change Now!

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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 HamptonSunday, January 21st, 2018 at 9:58am
This is one special guy right here. Jesse celebrates 17 YEARS in long term recovery TODAY from addiction. Jesse has been a big part of my own recovery journey. And it’s so awesome to celebrate this milestone with him today. 🙏🏻💜
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Ryan HamptonSunday, January 21st, 2018 at 7:26am
MUST WATCH: In just two years, drug wholesalers shipped 9 million opioid pills to a pharmacy in Kermit, WV, a town of just 400 people. Now the town is trying to take the wholesalers to court.
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9 million painkillers shipped to tiny West...
In just two years, drug wholesalers shipped 9 million opioid pills to a pharmacy in Kermit, WV, a town of just 400 people. Now the town is trying to take the wholesalers to court.
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, January 20th, 2018 at 4:28pm
Is BigPharma at fault for the #OpioidEpidemic? Join the conversation...
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, January 20th, 2018 at 9:51am
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Ryan HamptonSaturday, January 20th, 2018 at 9:15am
Don’t miss this important Facebook LIVE on my page TODAY (1/20) at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST! Kimber Falkinburg, respected national recovery activist, will join us to discuss #BigPharma and their role in the opioid crisis. What can you do in your community to help fight them?

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