After last night’s airing of A&E’s “Dope Man,” we have been overwhelmed with love and support from people across the nation.

Hundreds of phone calls, text messages, and Facebook page requests have been flooding in and we are doing everything we can to get back to them as soon as possible.

It is our hope, with the airing of this show, people will gain a better understanding of what addiction is. How it affects families. How it can exist anywhere, and take a hold of anyone.

The drug epidemic can seem incredibly overwhelming at times. Many people have told me personally that they could not work in this field because it is “too depressing.” Or they say, “The success rate is so low, how could you do this?” “This field will chew you up and spit you out.”

I doubt those people have witnessed the true beauty of recovery. I doubt they have seen the color return to someone’s face as they begin to grasp sobriety and feel alive for the first time in a long time. Although these transformations can be few and far between, when they happen it is nothing short of magic.

We hope that “Dope Man” provided a glimpse, not only into the dark world of drug addiction but the light and hope that comes with a flourishing recovery.

We are so thankful to those at A&E who believed in this show, and to those who have continued to support AMIRF throughout the years. We promise to continue to guide and direct addicts into treatment and to continue bringing individuals from Dope to Hope, one addict at a time.

5 thoughts on “Overwhelmed with Love & Support

  1. I watched your show on july 31st 2017. It brought tears to my eyes and an ache to my heart. I am 10 years clean and sober, however my children suffer greatly from their own addictions. My 26 year old daughter has drug induced psyhcosis, my 21 year old is a chronic relapser,this heroin addiction has made them mere shells of their prior selves. Your show gave me hope. I called my son w your information,hopefully he uses it before he dies,just as my daughter is dying.they have been selling themselves, selling their souls one piece at a time for the needle. My daughter is too far gone for help,wandering the streets in her own filth,however,my son robert can still be helped,he was watching the show too. His name is robert boesenberg,his number is 630 379 4479 if you could find the time,please reach out to him and tell him there is still hope. Thankyou teri beaulieu. God speed to you and your out reach!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Teri and I’m so sorry that you’re dealing with these things. Please call 844-611-4673 (HOPE) to get in touch with someone at AMIRF if you are in need of help.

  2. I’m 13 months sober from opiate pain pills. Came home from a group meeting, turned on the TV and I see DOPE MAN. So of course I gotta check this out. I watched it, and then watched it again. Took some notes and called my counselor and left and left her a message to check this out. The word hero is throw around loosely. Tim Ryan, you are a hero, you are my new hero. I’ve been trying to figure out how to use my past addiction to help others. You lit a fire under my a$$. Jeremy– St. Louis

  3. Tim,
    Great job doing what you are doing. I was so sad to hear about your son but he is looking down on you everyday and is happy to see the work you are doing. God bless and good luck

  4. I watched the show the other night. It was AMAZING! I have a brother going through this right now and he is currently sitting in jail. Watching your show made me realize my brother has chosen the wrong path in life but the good person he is, is still in him and my mom and I just have to help him through his ruff times. You are a wonderful person for what you are doing and so brave to put your story out there! Keep doing what you are doing! God bless

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