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Posted on: September 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] “From Dope to Hope” speaker Tim Ryan presentation on October 16


The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth welcomes speaker Tim Ryan on Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Middle School Auditorium (111 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst). The presentation “From Dope to Hope” will be given by Mr. Ryan who is a nationally-claimed addiction expert and recovery advocate. This event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Ryan is no stranger to the addiction crisis. Heroin stole half of his life and took his own son. Since walking out of prison, Mr. Ryan’s mission has been to help one addict at a time transform their lives from dope to hope.

Mr. Ryan is coming to Elmhurst to speak and offer hope. Mr. Ryan is a sought-after thought leader and speaker on the opioid pandemic. He was an invited guest by the U.S. President to the 2016 State of the Union Address. He works for Transformations Treatment Center and is an advisor for, providing effective addiction treatment options.  Mr. Ryan runs A Man in Recovery Foundation to guide the uninsured into quality care. He has been featured on A&E, HLN, Newsweek and USA Today.

Following the presentation, Matthew Quinn of Rosecrance Treatment Facility will lead a Question & Answer session.

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