A tireless advocate for long-term recovery, Tim Ryan is no stranger to addiction. Despite a successful business career, Tim found himself in the grips of heroin and, ultimately, was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug-related convictions. Tim got clean and sober behind bars.
Six months after his release, tragedy struck. His son, Nick – for whom Tim had paved the way to use deadly drugs – died tragically from an overdose. Reaching beyond the devastation and heartbreak, Tim used Nick’s death as the inspiration to spread hope, believing that if even one addict or family could be spared the horrors of addiction, he would make a difference. As a result, he founded A Man in Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit that helps anyone find treatment and recovery.
Today, Tim is the subject of the A&E documentary, Dope Man, reaching millions. He has been a featured thought leader in numerous national media, including USA Today, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and “The Steve Harvey Show with Dr. Drew,” “ The Doctors TV Show”, “Inside Edition”, and a number of nationally syndicated radio shows. He was an invited guest to the 2016 State of the Union Address. He is the author of the bestselling book, From Dope to Hope and Was wrote up in the 2018 in ‘Real Leaders Magazine “ as one of the Top 100 Visionary Thought Leaders in the world.
Tim also found his true love and life partner when he least expected it. Tim is now married to his wife, Jennifer Gimenez, Super Model, Actress. Now over 14 years sober, Gimenez has used the story of her recovery to help others, starring on VH1’s hit Sober House Seasons 1 and 2, Celebrity Rehab Season 5, and Season 6 of Rehab With Dr. Drew. She’s also appeared on The O’Neal’s Show on OWN, as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV, Celebrity Wife Swap and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as an expert on top tier media including The View, CNN, HLN, Today Show and ENews and other all press outlets.
Tim and Jennifer also have a top rated podcast-“The Tim and Jenn Show” on all major platforms
Tim and Jennifer are also Interventionists assisting families worldwide.
Tim’s message is inspiring because he has walked the journey of addiction and recovery. He spreads hope and tools to those who need them most. Visit www.DopeToHope.com