What are the risk and protective factors when it comes to addiction? Why are teens more susceptible to becoming addicted than adults? What should parents do if they find out their teen is regularly using alcohol or other drugs? What are the most effective treatment programs for those who are struggling with addiction? Who are the best physicians specializing in addiction medicine?
Parents, families, educators, health providers, policymakers, and people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs need accurate, evidence-based, up-to-date information to help them make informed decisions when it comes to prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery from addiction.
Shatterproof is committed to becoming the central resource hub for those seeking support and guidance. As a new organization, we are initially offering two resources that fill important gaps.
Over time, this will be a dynamic, living resource center, to which we will be continually adding evidence-based content to help those affected by this terrible disease.
The following is an initial list of what this comprehensive inventory of practical, actionable resources will include:
- The latest research on addiction science and risk and protective factors
- Information about programs that have proven effective at preventing or treating addiction
- Information about programs that have proven effective for long-term recovery
- Physicians specializing in addiction medicine
- Updates about community events and local support groups
- Social media tools to assist those suffering from the disease and their families
In the meantime, we recommend Journalist David Sheff's recent book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy," which has been called "the most important book about addiction in a decade." In this follow-up to his bestselling "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction," Sheff explores our country’s failed approach to the drug-abuse problem and suggests better ways to handle it. "Clean" is a must read for everyone who cares about the addiction crisis and how we might solve it.
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Equipped with the right resources and data, together we can save countless lives.