Recovery Professional ■ Philanthropist
Nationally Acclaimed Public Speaker
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TIM RYAN’S NEW BOOK IS OUT!
From Dope to Hope: A Man in Recovery
Heroin didn’t make Tim a better person. It stole more than half of his life. But he’s dedicated every waking minute since walking out of prison to dealing hope to addicts and their families. Known as “The Hope Dealer,” Tim’s story chronicles his grueling journey into addiction, loss, and recovery. Sit with Tim in his prison cell. Walk with him as loved ones are torn from his reach. Rejoice with him as lives are miraculously recovered.
- As a business leader in a high-tech industry, Tim made and lost millions.
- As a father and husband, Tim introduced his own son to deadly drugs.
- As a heroin addict, Tim overdosed eight times, was pronounced clinically dead three, and suffered two minor heart attacks.
- He’s was arrested more than 10 times and served prison time alongside known gang leaders – many of whom have become his closest confidants in recovery.
By his own account, Tim Ryan shouldn’t be here. But as he states, “Where there is life, there is hope.”
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Lawrence County Memorial Hospital
Perry County Sheriff's Office
Marketing & Foundation Director
The Health & Wellness Foundation
Family Education and Resource Supervisor
HOPE Family Resource Center of Craven County
New Bern, NC 28561
Assistant Program Director
WestCare Foundation/Sheridan Correctional Center
In the wake of his son’s death and his own crippling heroin addiction, Tim has dedicated his life to helping others find recovery. Tim’s inspirational story has compelled countless addicts to get the help they need, as well as educate audiences of all types on what causes heroin and other addictions, and how to find and engage in recovery and long-term sobriety. Tim’s moving motivational speech, From Dope to Hope™, chronicles his harrowing experience as a troubled addict who sold drugs to his own son and his son’s friends, his incarceration, and his life today--which includes his own journey in recovery and work in serving others. As Tim so convincingly says, “We’re helping one addict at a time move from dope to hope!”
• The signs and spiraling dangers of addiction
• Avenues for immediate treatment and recovery
• Sustainable hope and sobriety
A truly educational keynote, Tim explains who today’s addicts truly are; how they get their hands on heroin, opiates, and other substances; the startling death rates amongst addicts – young and old alike – and how the “Pandemic of Addiction” can be stopped in our cities, towns, and communities. Woven into Tim’s facts and figures is both his own harrowing story of heroin addiction, incarceration, and losing his own son to an overdose. Contrasting the loss are real-life examples of families and kids he’s helped through his foundation to find a life free of addiction. You’ll be on the edge of your seat!
Through this presentation, audience members will:
*Recognize how the heroin pandemic affects--and requires the help of--an entire community
*Discover avenues for immediate and sustainable treatment and recovery
*Learn what is being done to address the pandemic and how to get involved
This keynote is one of a kind and it offers real solutions for parents and community leaders to prevent our nation’s youth from succumbing to the allure of drugs, alcohol and addiction. “The Cop” (Rich Wistocki) teaches how to understand the technology available to young addicts, how they can hide behind technology right under their parents’ noses, how to conduct in-home drug testing, and other preventative measures. “The Convict” (Tim Ryan) and “The Kid” explain how the plague of addiction can tear families apart, tear communities apart, and tear the life out of our youth if we don’t address it head on.