American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It
Hardcover – August 28, 2018
Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. 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 leader of the national conversation on addiction. He understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive it 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 describes his personal struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete, comprehensive plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past.
About the Author
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.