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Heroin

Addiction expert, recovery advocate to speak in Elmhurst

Tim Ryan, a nationally acclaimed addiction expert and recovery advocate, will make a free, public presentation, "From Dope to Hope," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst.
Tim Ryan, a nationally acclaimed addiction expert and recovery advocate, will make a free, public presentation, "From Dope to Hope," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst.

ELMHURST – Tim Ryan, a nationally acclaimed addiction expert and recovery advocate, will make a free, public presentation, "From Dope to Hope," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst.

Despite a successfull business career, Ryan "found himself in the grips of heroin" and was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug-related convictions, according to the Facebook event page. Ryan got clean and sober behind bars, but six months after his release, his son Nick died from an overdose, the page stated.

Ryan is an author and the founder of the A Man in Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people find treatment and recovery, according to the page.

Following the presentation, Matthew Quinn of Rosecrance Treatment Facility will lead a Q&A session, the page stated.

The city of Elmhurst's Commission on Youth is sponsoring the event.

The event is appropriate for sixth-graders and older, according to the page. To learn more, email youthcommission630@gmail.com or visit shawurl.com/3a9e.

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