I want to share a story here, not to bring light upon myself, but to something that I have struggled with for many years. These are my words, not something that I copied and pasted. I hope that this will bring awareness and hope for who ever reads this: I joined a group on Facebook […]
https://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_2729.jpg8961242Steve Birkheadhttps://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ryan_Hampton_600.pngSteve Birkhead2018-06-28 10:48:592018-06-28 10:48:59I Will No Longer Be Silent. It's Now My Mission To Share My Story To Save Lives.
I am the mother of a daughter with a substance use disorder (SUD). I am also a wife, sister, friend, dog owner, New Orleans Saints fan, a lover of all things chocolate, a blogger, a speaker, a family peer support specialist, and an educator/advocate for family members who are navigating the landscape of AUD and […]
https://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_2727.jpg14411944Jamie Edwardshttps://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ryan_Hampton_600.pngJamie Edwards2018-06-27 10:31:242018-06-27 10:31:24As A Mother, I Know My Family's Recovery Is Just As Important As My Daughter's Recovery
My name is Jamie Wilson. I have been living in long term recovery for over nine years. My journey through addiction was one I would not wish on anyone. It all started after my husband of 13 years decided to cheat on me with my best friend which was in 2001. I was living in […]
https://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/img_0681.jpg13652048Jenny Wilsonhttps://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ryan_Hampton_600.pngJenny Wilson2018-06-25 11:01:322018-06-25 11:01:32From Homeless and Crack Cocaine, I Found Recovery And Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
On November 4, 2017, we lost our only son, John Ryan, to a fentanyl overdose. He was an Army Veteran who was injured while stationed at Ft. Wainwright, AK. John was in chronic pain for the last year and a half of his military service. By the time he was honorably discharged, he had lost […]
https://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_2690-1.jpg517714Kristin Schlegelhttps://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ryan_Hampton_600.pngKristin Schlegel2018-06-23 09:47:082018-06-23 09:47:08My Son Served Our Country With Honor. But His War With Opioids Took His Life.
I started experiencing trauma at a very young age, and it went on into my teenage years. I was physically, emotionally, verbally and sexually abused. I grew up hating drugs because my bio mom was an addict and left when I was 2 years old. I don’t recall ever hearing the word “addiction” back then […]
https://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_2618.jpg10871428Sara Owenhttps://ryanhampton.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ryan_Hampton_600.pngSara Owen2018-06-16 14:21:192018-06-16 14:21:19Addiction Doesn't Define Me. Recovery Has Become My New Story.