TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Program will partner with Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment Centers to host a community opioid addiction panel discussion and book signing events with advocate and author of “American Fix,” Ryan Hampton, on Friday, February 15 at 10 am in Room 212 of the Education Building.
Hampton is a prominent, leading face and voice of addiction recovery and is changing the national dialog about addiction. He is the author of “American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis – and How to End It.” The book discusses his own 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.
“We are thrilled to host this event and continue the conversation on ending the addiction crisis and helping individuals in recovery thrive,” said Christopher Freeman, TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Supervisor. “TCNJ is proud in the investment we have made in our recovery program because we know that students in recovery are immensely capable and thrive when given the proper support. Our recovery community is dedicated to supporting one another, building deep, meaningful relationships, and advocacy. This symposium is just one way that TCNJ is advocating for those in recovery and applying academic research and understanding to equip others in heeding the call to action to end the addiction crisis.”
“I wrote American Fix to inspire communities into action,” said Ryan Hampton. “This isn’t just a book…it’s a call to action that everyone can rally around. As the toll from the addiction crisis continues to grow, community conversations and engagement are increasingly important to ending the societal stigma and shame that have keep us from reaching our full potential. Addiction is an equal opportunity killer, and we need equal opportunity solutions instead of the same old tactics and polices from the failed war on drugs.”
This event is free and opened to the public. The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Hampton’s book. Hampton will be joined on the panel by four additional well-respected and influential recovery community advocates, including Hannah Lemke, President of TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Community.