Ryan Hampton, Public Oversight Committee

Ryan Hampton

Public Oversight Committee


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Ryan Hampton is a prominent advocate, speaker, author, and media commentator, recognized as a leading expert in America’s addiction recovery advocacy and mental health reform. As an alumnus of the Clinton White House, he has worked with numerous non-profits and recovery campaigns.

Ryan played a key role in the release of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report on alcohol, drugs, and mental health in 2016. Subsequently, Forbes recognized him as a top social entrepreneur in the recovery movement in 2017.

His bestseller, “American Fix — Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It,” was published in August 2018, followed by “Unsettled” in September 2021, which chronicled his work in the Purdue Pharma opioid settlement litigation.

In 2019, Facebook named Ryan as an inaugural community leadership fellow, and he launched Mobilize Recovery, an initiative that has recruited and trained over 8,000 advocates from all 50 states, focusing on community-based solutions to combat the addiction and overdose crisis.

Through the Overdose Response Initiative, a non-profit coalition co-founded by Ryan in 2019, over 800,000 free naloxone doses have been distributed in 21 states by December 2023. The alliance includes nearly 40 national organizational stakeholders, including Direct Relief International, the Clinton Foundation, and Mobilize Recovery.

Ryan has been featured by — and is a contributor to — major media outlets such as the Today Show, the Associated Press, USA Today, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox and Friends, the New York Times, NPR, HLN, Vice, Slate, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal, and others.


Marymount University
1999 - 2001

Harvard Kennedy School
Community Organizing and Leadership


Google Recover Together

Mobilize Recovery

Ryan Hampton

The Voices Project


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