Renowned addiction recovery advocate Tim Ryan will speak at Thursday at Liberty Christian School in Argyle to talk about his own recovery process and address the national opioid crisis.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose gym.
Ryan is the author of From Dope to Hope: A Man in Recovery, which chronicles how his heroin and alcohol abuse took more than half his life. The drug also took the life of his son.
According to a news release, Ryan has wanted to help addicts since he got out of prison. He currently works for Transformation Treatment Center and serves as an adviser for Rehab. com.
He also runs A Man in Recovery Foundation, which focuses on awareness, prevention, community outreach, resources and local forums for heroin addiction.