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ACCP Report - August 2019

ACCP Annual Meeting Keynote Address to Provide Personal Experience on Opioid Epidemic


Join ACCP on Saturday, October 26, at 8:00 a.m. for the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting keynote address by Ryan Hampton. Hampton’s presentation, titled “We Are the Answer to Ending America’s Opioid Crisis,” will focus on his personal story, including how a single prescription developed into a decade-long opioid addiction, the challenges he faced in finding the appropriate resources and help, how his personal experience affects his advocacy work, and potential solutions to a crisis that affects health care providers across the country.

A former White House staffer, Hampton’s experiences with opioid addiction and recovery have helped inform his work over the past several years. Hampton was part of the advocacy team that contributed to the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on addiction. He created a web series titled “Facing Addiction Across America” that documented his 30-day, 28-state, 8000-mile cross-country trip visiting the hardest-hit areas of the opioid epidemic.

Hampton’s first book, American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis – and How to End It, was published in August 2018. He is leading an initiative called Recovery Voices Vote aimed at registering 1 million recovery-oriented voters by the 2020 election, and Hampton is an outreach lead and recovery activist for the organization Facing Addiction, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in the United States. Hampton has also been singled out by Forbes as a top social media entrepreneur and contributing force to the recovery movement.

Hampton’s personal story is powerful, and his passion for radical reform is changing the national dialogue about addiction. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from his unique insight on America’s opioid crisis. Register for the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting at www.accp.com/am and join us for this unique and compelling keynote presentation!