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Every Day We Stand Strong.

The disease of addiction is a journey walked by many. We take steps forward. We take steps back. This is the real life story of that journey: of the struggle of good people living their lives and fighting a disease. It is a story of hope. A story of bravery. It is a story we share so that others may be inspired, so that others will know they are not alone. It isn't easy. But this is our truth. Because #WeAreShatterproof.

Go to a twelve step group, be willing to do whatever it takes, change your friends, job, etc., get a sponsor, go to meetings and work the steps. TRUST the process of the steps. I never knew life could be so good.

Nancy Wolfe Read more
Natalie Rountree

I had gained the strength early enough that I was not going to allow my past to define me; no one should. Every day we have an opportunity to change the way we are living and allow ourselves to love ourselves! Sure, it's very hard at first to break through the berries of fear, change and self-doubt - but once you do, you may never look back!

Natalie Rountree Read more
Sherry M

Don't live in fear of the unknown. Let the past go and move forward.

sherry m Read more

want sobriety for yourself not to please or make anyone else happy

Monica Batteiger Read more
Thomas Meales

Go to meetings, get a sponsor, be willing. Stay away from slippery places and slippery people.

Thomas Meales Read more

Getting help is not a sign of weakness. Getting help is a sign of strength. I saw first hand how hard it is. It's worth your life.

Eleanor Haigh Read more
Sherry Sanderson

You can do it if you want to!!!! Be strong and know you are worth it.

Sherry Sanderson Read more

Share your secrets and don't be a shame. God doesn't want you to be miserable!

George Bresnan Read more

Don't give up. Create specific goals and make sure when you remove a negative you replace it with a positive. Never leave the hole!

Marilyn Moore Read more

Get connected with 12 Step programs and don't let go. I went to 200 meeting my first 90 days clean after being in inpatient for 28 days. Get into treatment and be persistent with them too. Stay away from people who use, even if it is a partner or family.

Cheri W Read more
Jaime Shadix

The biggest advice I can give to anyone wanting to get clean is to ask for help! Too many people think they can handle the problem of addiction all on their own. Like those same people, I thought the same thing until I realized I need support and any help I could get.

Jaime Shadix Read more
Kaitlyn Weaver

Life really can and does get better if you absolutely willing to do the work. I will not lie it is so very hard some days. Also I would say that you have to be entirely ready to get sober in order to do it.

Kaitlyn Weaver Read more

Don't give up!! I and everyone except for my mom thought I was a hopeless cause. I have proved that any addict seeking recovery who has a "desire" can stay clean EVEN WHEN YOU WANT TO USE! !!

Marilyn T. Read more
Jillian Perry

Stop making excuses. My excuse was my job -- they have been the most supportive in my case. You have to realize that you and your life are more important that what ever excuse you're making. For once, be selfish -- think of yourself and do what you know will help you best. Also, be honest with yourself. If you're fully committed to wanting to get sober, you know what kind of care will do it for you. Be it inpatient, out patient, what ever -- you alone know what path you need to take, so stop trying to kid yourself that anything different will suffice. And my biggest advice DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP! YOU NEED IT!!

Jillian Perry Read more

Don't give up, keep on moving forward, live in each day, each moment, be grateful, forgive yourself, be positive

Tricia Kitchin Read more

See an Addiction Medicine specialist!!!!! An MD with advanced education in addiction and appropriate treatments for different drugs. And get a good therapist. Stay away from 12-step programs.

Kerri Logsdon Read more

AA is not a cult. Everyone needs a power greater than themselves to stay clean and a good support system.

Kara Tate Read more

Oh gosh, please get the help. You ARE worth something and can make a difference in your own life. Ive been threw hell, and this was the best decision ever made.

Faith Read more

You don't have to live that way anymore. Try getting clean and sober, you can always go back to doing what you were doing before. The drugs and alcohol will ALWAYS be there. Give yourself a chance

Jamie Collins Read more
Richard Horton

Do it now!! Get away from other users and start recovering before it gets worse. And believe me it always gets worse!

Richard Horton Read more
Ashley Johnson

You can either choose life or death, what's it gonna be? Also people places and things is the a key to getting clean. Don't give up and take it one day at a time.

Ashley Johnson Read more

Don't ever give up. Your life matters. You are not defined by the things you have done when drinking or using drugs. A new life is possible. You are never to old and you're never to young to get sober

Caitlin Read more

Now, through all the advice and help I was getting from therapy etc., plus the reading, the Internet sites, the meetings… I figured out how to stop. I finely am a happy and successful person. I learned to deal with any problems in my life, which anyone can get any day, like being bullied, or being “different” which I am too from some people- I am gay and people have tried to treat me horribly sometimes just because of that. But I’m clean and happy, and I hope that you will be too someday very soon. Just say YES to yourself! Yes I will, and yes I CAN STOP!

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Diane Arenberg

My best piece of advice I can give is this: If you want to get clean, you can do it! In fact, you HAVE to do it for yourself! If you are thinking about doing it for someone else's approval, recovery will be hard. Not impossible. Hard. When you dig deep down and rediscover who you really are, your life will open up. "Your life is in session whether you decide to attend or not" is one of the most helpful quotes I heard in treatment. I still need to tell myself this.

Diane Arenberg Read more
#shatterproof #weareshatterproof #overtheedge #shatterproofchallenge #westin #cincinnati #rappeling

#shatterproof #weareshatterproof #overtheedge #shatterproofchallenge #westin #cincinnati #rappeling

#shatterproof #weareshatterproof #overtheedge #shatterproofchallenge #westin #cincinnati #rappeling

#shatterproof #weareshatterproof #overtheedge #shatterproofchallenge #westin #cincinnati #rappeling


what keeps me clean may not help another. The quality of life I experience came from a twelve step program. By completely changing the way I behave on a daily basis and helping other addicts. I would suggest keep trying everything until you find the program that works for you. I don't use NO MATTER WHAT, just for today.

David Murray Read more

1) pray for it every day, at every urge -- 2)** You NEED people !! -- use support systems, wether AA, or sober house, or counsel or family, a sponsor === You need people who share in sobriety

Jim z Read more
Alec Schiering

Don't give up, keep trying no matter what, take it one day at a time and surround yourself with 5 people that you want to be like , keep it simple

Alec Schiering Read more
#getit #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati #overtheedge

#getit #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati #overtheedge

#jumbotron #readytorock #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati #fountainsquare

#jumbotron #readytorock #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati #fountainsquare

#overtheedge #readytorock #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati

#overtheedge #readytorock #rappel #westin #vanguard #shatterproof #cincinnati

Harnassed and helmeted! #AllInADaysWork #WeAreShatterproof #Shatterproof #Photographer=BestJobEver

Harnassed and helmeted! #AllInADaysWork #WeAreShatterproof #Shatterproof #Photographer=BestJobEver

#checkingin #shatterproof #westin #vanguard

#checkingin #shatterproof #westin #vanguard

Jessica Wilson

Give yourself a chance, it might seem like a scary road but you have made it this far. The road to recovery is an amazing thing. You can do it just take one step at a time, you are worth it!

Jessica Wilson Read more

You have to be ready to surrender some things. But you're not giving up these things. You're trading them in for a way of life that is miles and miles above the way life is now.

Tyler Owen Read more
Repelled down the Westin downtown as part of the #shatterproofchallenge last week. Amazing experienc

Repelled down the Westin downtown as part of the #shatterproofchallenge last week. Amazing experience. #weareshatterproof #latergram

Holly Jespersen

To find a program of recovery that works for you-to be around people who are in recovery and talk to them daily. Surround yourself with healthy people. Journal, pray to your higher power and learn how to love yourself.

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I know I keep posting pics but I just can’t get over it #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof

I know I keep posting pics but I just can't get over it #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof

After the jump! #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof #rappel #goodcause

After the jump! #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof #rappel #goodcause

I’m that little dot at the top!A huge thanks to everyone that donated. With your help our team rais

I'm that little dot at the top!A huge thanks to everyone that donated. With your help our team raised $2,585 (!!!) for Shatterproof, a non-profit organization fighting to prevent addiction and provide resources for individuals and families struggling with addiction issues. To anyone that still wants to donate, the link is still in my profile!#shatterproof #libertycenter #rappelling #pittsburgh #westin #holymolybatman #weareshatterproof #bigworldlittledot

Dominated it! #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof #roof #love #friends

Dominated it! #weareshatterproof @weareshatterproof #roof #love #friends


Keep trying till you get it.

Mike Gebhart Read more
Two of our fearless volunteers do a training rappel down the Westin tower before tomorrow’s #shatter

Two of our fearless volunteers do a training rappel down the Westin tower before tomorrow's #shatterproofchallenge - come out and see from 9-6 if you're in the downtown Pittsburgh area. #rappelling #weareshatterproof


It's so worth it. Find people like you, with the same struggles. Learn to love you

Tina Langford Read more

If you have even the slightest bit of hope for a better future then quit NOW because on drugs, there is no better future. You cannot respect yourself and others on drugs. You cannot focus enough on the important things. Drugs will become your first priority then eventually your only priority. Then after that, it is yourself that pays.

Rebecca Wicks Read more

That the program of recovery is a WE program and WE are here to walk beside you as you recover. You never have to be alone again but you have to ask for help and find a power greater than yourself that will enable you to trust that everything will be ok.

Kevin Oliphant Read more
“I stay clean because I have so much to live for” - Ian Tucker, nearly 5 years sober #WeAreShatterpr

"I stay clean because I have so much to live for" - Ian Tucker, nearly 5 years sober #WeAreShatterproof Share your #recovery story with us at


You have to want to die before you can live! I would have rather died than go through the torture and hell of getting clean. Every battle wound you receive getting sober makes you stronger in your journey!

Jeca Read more

There is a mountain of evidence that you can get clean, stay clean and have a good life if you follow directions. You have a disease. You are not a bad person trying to get good. You are just a sick person trying to heal.

Romas Gudinskas Read more
Tracy Thompson

By any means necessary, there are many roads to recovery you just have to take the first step!

Tracy Thompson Read more

You must have a desire, a psychic change and a spiritual awakening, work the program to the best of your ability, and remember we don't drink or use no matter what.

Vander Dale Read more
“Where there is no struggle there is no strength.” Inspire others by sharing your recovery story at

"Where there is no struggle there is no strength." Inspire others by sharing your recovery story at #WeAreShatterproof #StrongerThanAddiction


No one is alone there is ALWAYS someone to talk to

Jason Steeves Read more
Michael B

Give yourself a gift. We are all worth a sober life. Pause.

Michael Brinckerhoff Read more
So proud to have supported this amazing organization! #weareshatterproof

So proud to have supported this amazing organization! #weareshatterproof

Kyczy H

DO IT! Stay clean and sober with the help of others who have been there (and have been clean for a while). DO IT! For 90 days. Give it a chance and be willing to change. If you stay the same - the craving will stay the same and your circumstances will stay the same. DO IT! Come into the rooms and sit for a while. If it isn't your "kind of meeting" go to another one right away. Stick with it bravely and with willingness you will find all that you need to connect an HP that you have never known and a way of life you never could have imagined.

Kyczy Hawk Read more
#Shatterproof getting featured at the Yankee game! #weareshatterproof

#Shatterproof getting featured at the Yankee game! #weareshatterproof


Focus on the things you want in your life. Sometimes we focus solely on the things we DONT want. At some point, its better to think about the life that you want, and the types of people you want in it. If getting high or drunk is causing problems in your life, its time to really examine what continuing down that road is going to create for you-- or take from you. I can say that life is real and beautiful without.

Shane Niemeyer Read more
Stacy F

Go to meetings!!! Get a sponsor! Shut up and listen because you might think you know everything but obviously you know nothing about stopping & staying stopped. On a softer note I'd say don't leave before the miracle happens. You stick around long enough and it will.

Stacy Feldman Read more
Ian T

The best thing to change in order to get clean is everything. Don't be in such a hurry either. Some things take a lot longer to mend than others. The easiest way to make amends to people is by showing them with actions, not words, your progress.

Ian Tucker Read more
Scott T

They have to truly want to get clean and mean it. If they are just doing it because of everyone else, it's not going to work. They have to be committed and follow through with it, each day.

Scott Trout Read more
Wendy S

There is lots of help, but no one can do it for you.

Wendy S Read more

It's a decision you have to want to make, and in the beginning it is not easy and you will sometimes want to just give up. But I assure you the hard work and effort is well worth it.

Kevin Kelley Read more

You are not alone, and there are so many in the recovery community who are willing to listen, support and guide you. Just speak up, and ask for help. With faith, hope, and love, anything is possible!

Wendy Blanchard Read more
Owen K

To have faith in the process and know that the struggles you experience early on are worth the fulfilling life that it leads to. Also, if you do decide to get clean, do it for yourself, it is the only way you can truly succeed.

Owen Kimmel Read more
Craig D

Not using, is the hardest thing or the easiest thing you will ever do, just don't do it...helping someone else will help you ! (only you can prevent forest fires)

Craig Dickinson Read more