America is experiencing an addiction epidemic. We must act.
Alcohol and other drugs claim another life every four minutes in America. “Just say no” hasn’t worked. Our country needs real, evidence-based solutions, and it needs them now.
We believe in a public health approach to the disease of addiction. We’re advocating tirelessly for lifesaving policy change, and we're leading efforts to substantially improve the quality of and access to substance use disorder treatment.
Together, we can make real change—we've seen it happen. Watch the video below to see how we successfully advocated for CDC prescribing guidelines.
We’re calling upon our nation’s leaders to prioritize these common-sense goals:
- Evidence-based prevention programs implemented throughout our communities
- Evidence-based treatment and recovery programs implemented throughout our healthcare system and communities
- Re-allocation of federal and state budgets to educate, prevent, treat and recover—rather than incarcerate
- Elimination of the unjust shame and stigma associated with this disease
To make this happen, Shatterproof advocates for both state and federal policy changes. We’ve made significant progress—however, we must do more. Much more.
Together, we will urge our lawmakers to treat addiction as the disease that it is. We will call for increased policy focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery. And we will make a difference.
Taking federal action
On Capitol Hill, we can make change that will reduce the devastation caused by the disease of addiction, nationwide. Here’s what we’re working on right now.
Taking state action
Lifesaving legislation needs to be passed across all 50 states. Learn more about our state initiatives and get involved locally to create change in your community.
Thanks to our supporters we are having a big impact.
With your help we've successfully advocated for life-saving legislation in 14 states.
We've also had significant impact at the federal level: successfully advocating for the issuance of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, as well as for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act—all while uniting families affected by addiction and providing a platform for those families to make their voices heard.