Hope Dealer & Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation Expert
Tim Ryan struggled with addiction for 30 years, being incarcerated for nearly 14 months of a 7-year sentence for drug-related convictions, overdosing 8 times, and being announced clinically dead 3 times. He lost his 20 year old son in 2014 to heroin and has attended 96 funerals since then. Painfully aware of the realities of drug addiction, Tim is now a recovering heroin addict and founder of the A Man in Recovery Foundation, working to expose the truth about addiction and work within communities to create solutions to drug addiction and instill the messages of hope and recovery.
Tim has been featured in over 50 publications, from the front page of the Chicago Tribune to Newsweek, The Steve Harvey Show, and Dr. Drew. He has also assisted CNN on a series about heroin in our community airing Fall 2016.