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?
Enter Ryan Hampton, a young man who has made addiction reform his life's mission. Through his wildly successful organisation Facing Addiction, Hampton has quickly emerged as the de facto thought leader of the national recovery movement. As a recovering addict himself, he understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive that dependency quickly becomes. 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 opioid dependency a thing of the past.
Ryan Hampton is a national addiction recovery advocate and person in sustained recovery from 10 years of active opioid use. A former White House staffer, he has worked with multiple non-profits and political campaigns. He is a leading voice in America's recovery movement, founder of The Voices Project, and has partnered with Michelle Obama's When We All Vote, a bipartisan initiative to register 1 million new voters who are in recovery by 2020. He has been interviewed by NPR, HLN, Forbes, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and others. American Fix is his first book.