Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid epidemic, or has been affected themselves. Addiction impacts individuals from every walk of life, fueled by a powerful pharmaceutical industry with a direct financial interest in encouraging the abuse of prescription painkillers. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue, offering platitudes instead of plans, are asking themselves: Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where’s the outrage?

Ryan Hampton​ is​ a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life’s mission. Through the wildly successful non-profit organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising recovery movement ― quickly emerging as the de facto thought leader of the national conversation on addiction. As a person in recovery from heroin addiction himself, he understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive that dependency can quickly become. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In American Fix, Hampton discusses his own struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past.