From Dope To Hope, A Man In Recovery
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring a speaker on April 26 at Centralia High School (10:00), Salem High School (1:15) and Centralia High School Auditorium (7:00) for a community forum. Tim Ryan, author of From Dope to Hope, and the co-founder of a not-for-profit, A Man In Recovery, will provide a presentation for students at the schools and then for the community in the evening.
Are you tired of the drug problem affecting your community? Do you have a drug problem and need help? Do you have a family member, loved one or friend that has a drug problem?
If, you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are strongly encouraged to attend the A Man In Recovery forum.
Tim Ryan is a successful entrepreneur, former nationally ranked barefoot water skier, and the father of four who lost everything due to his bad choices of letting alcohol and drug abuse control his life.
Tim ultimately let his demons take him on a journey to hell and back a number of times, which landed him in numerous county jails and the Illinois Department of Corrections twice.
Tim finally surrendered to his disease in a prison cell where he was locked down 18 hours a day and became grounded in a life of recovery, living one day at a time. On his 21st month of sobriety anniversary, he lost his son Nicholas to a heroin overdose and attended a 12-step meeting that same night to stay rooted in his recovery. Tim has a unique gift to command an audience, but also to get people to open up and talk about their struggles with addiction which enables him to guide them from dope to hope, helping one addict at a time.
Tim Ryan is now a highly sought after speaker, a recovering addict that doesn’t just tell you his story and leave. He reaches out and helps addicts who want help. He gives hope to addicts. He knows it’s a tough everyday battle. He lives it every day himself. He will not only educate you but he will also help you get the help you need.
You will not be disappointed. There is hope out there. There is help out there. It can all start with spending the evening with Tim Ryan, A Man In Recovery.