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.

Introducing the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force

Taking a business approach to substantially improve treatment in the U.S.

Read our plan

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.

Federal Initiatives

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.

State Initiatives

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.

Join the Shatterproof community

Unite with families across the nation to support each other, share stories, and shatter stigma.

Get involved

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.

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We're just getting started

We’ve done a lot in a very short period of time, but there is much more to do. United, we can help so many.

See all of our accomplishments