Addiction kills more Americans than car crashes or gun violence.

Every day, 174 of our sons, daughters, and loved ones die from drug overdoses.

Only 1 in 10 Americans with addiction receives any form of treatment—and that treatment is rarely based on proven research.

Countless families experience so much shame and stigma, pain and suffering.

This crisis has to stop. Together, we can make it stop. And change starts with you.

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It’s time for a public health approach to the disease of addiction.

It’s time to listen to the experts, to learn from the evidence, and to implement strategies to get things done — fast.

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5 things you can do right now to stop the addiction epidemic

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The devastation of America’s addiction epidemic is no secret. But what’s talked about a lot less is that this crisis is solvable. Decades of solid research point the way toward lasting solutions, saved lives, and sustained recovery for every American suffering from addiction. 

Shatterproof has been successfully changing state and federal policy for years. And with your help, we can have an even bigger impact.

We were one of the lead advocates for a historic guideline on responsible opioid prescribing.

Federal Advocacy Priorities

Here's what we're fighting for right now.

Evidence-based treatment

No more shady rehabs. Treatment for addiction must be based on proven science. And this care must be accessible for everyone—not just the wealthy.

Common-sense prevention

We can prevent accidental overdoses and opioid overprescribing. But we need federal oversight to get it done.

Better provider training

More people than ever need treatment for substance use disorders. But our healthcare professionals often don't have the training they need to provide that care.

Innovative ideas to improve care

It's time to disrupt the addiction treatment system. New technologies, incentives, and best practices can help provide better care to more people.

State Advocacy Priorities

Since 2014, Shatterproof has helped change policy in 15 states. We’ve focused on these issues.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

These programs have been proven to reduce the overprescribing of deadly opioids—but few states have mandatory participation.

911 Good Samaritan Laws

Prioritizing saving a life over arresting drug users, these laws increase the likelihood that a witness will call 911 in the event of an overdose.

Naloxone Access

Naloxone is a safe medication that can reverse an opioid overdose in minutes. All citizens should have access to it.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity

All medical conditions should be covered equally by health insurance. States need parity laws to provide crucial enforcement details.

Prescriber Education

Better education for our healthcare providers is an important tool to prevent dangerous painkiller misuse.