Inspiring Change in the Hearts of Addicts and Their Communities
Tim Ryan – Recovering Heroin Addict, A&E’s “Dope Man,” and National Thought Leader on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
“I want to help people. I’m sick and tired of burying people. I want to be that guy when someone calls up and says, ‘I need help.’ I’m there. Most of the people I help don’t have any resources,” Tim Ryan, TheDoctorsTV.com
In their own words (linkedin.com/in/amaninrecovery, TimRyanSpeaks.com)
Addiction and heroin abuse didn’t make Tim Ryan a better person, but recovery has redeemed his years. Substance abuse of heroin and alcohol stole more than half his life. But he has dedicated every waking minute since walking out of prison to dealing hope to addicts and their families.
Tim Ryan is known as “The Hope Dealer” for his gift of inspiring change in the hearts of addicts—and speaking to the real solutions in the opioid epidemic.
Tim unravels addiction by addressing the entire community. He works tirelessly to build awareness, tools, and lasting change in every group touched by addiction—parents, teachers, administrators, community members, healthcare providers, law enforcers, legislators, and more.
Tim is not just another talking head on the subject. He lost nearly everything to heroin—including his own son. It was in prison that he found recovery—and a passion to help others. Today, he is one of the nation’s most in-demand speakers and experts on the topic of addiction—and a tireless advocate for recovery. As the voice of hope in the opioid epidemic, Tim is a regular subject on national media and was an invited guest to the State of the Union address.
The FEND Movement (WeAreFEND.org)
Too many people are dying or having their lives destroyed, and it’s time to take a stand – for yourself and for each other. We can’t rely on government, doctors or big pharma to fight the battle for us.
Combining cutting-edge tech, music, and streetwear, FEND is all about empowering you. Knowledge is power after all. The FEND app enables you to take the lead, join forces, andBeat the Opioid Crisis. More than a campaign, FEND is a movement.
In the News
How Former Addict Tim Ryan Helps Others Struggling to Get Clean | theDoctorsTV.com, 31 May 2018
Dope Man – A&E | aetv.com, Jul 5, 2017
Heroin, and our denial Tim Ryan TEDxNaperville – YouTube | TEDxNaperville.com, 23 May 2017
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