A prominent advocate, speaker, author, and media commentator, Ryan Hampton travels coast-to-coast to add solutions to our national addiction crisis. In recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has rocketed to the center of America’s rising addiction recovery advocacy movement. An alumnus of the Clinton White House, he’s worked with multiple non-profits and national recovery advocacy campaigns. He is now a prominent, leading face and voice of recovery advocacy and is changing the national conversation about addiction.The addiction crisis is a pan-political issue, and as such Ryan worked closely with the White House, Senate Democrats, Republicans, and U.S. House leadership, helping craft portions of the historic H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, signed into law in October 2018.
Ryan breaks down cultural barriers that have kept people suffering in silence and is inspiring a new generation of people recovering out loud through his Voices Project, Addiction Across America web series, and his first book “American Fix — Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It,” released in 2018. In 2019, Ryan created the national advocacy initiative, Mobilize Recovery. Since its inception, it has recruited and trained over 2,000 new advocates from all 50 states focused on community-based solutions to end the addiction crisis.
He lives in Nevada with his fiancé, Sean, and their dog, Dollar.