Addiction is a national crisis. And it requires a national response.

Our country has the power to reduce the devastation that addiction causes to families, on a federal level, through effective and detailed legislation.


We need appropriate federal funding for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We need federally mandated prescriber practices, and federally enforced mental health and substance use disorder parity, to ensure that all Americans can have their substance use disorder treatments covered by their insurance plans the same way any other medical care would be covered.

Shatterproof is actively advocating for legislative progress on the federal level. We retain lobbyists who have deep relationships on Capitol Hill, and leverage our relationships with influential legislators and advocates. We call on our Shatterproof Ambassadors to rally, testify at public hearings and press conferences, and share their stories. We form coalitions with like-minded national advocacy organizations. We activate thousands of supporters across the nation, providing them with fact sheets, guidance in writing op-eds and letters to the editor, and easy online tools to call, tweet, or email their legislators.

Together with our supporters and allies, we rise up to make our voices heard. Here's our CEO Gary Mendell speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., sharing his son Brian's story and calling for change.

Shatterproof is focusing on the following federal initiatives

Prescribing Practices

Through properly regulated prescribing practices, we can reverse the current opioid overdose epidemic and save countless lives.

Federal Funding

Only 1 in 10 Americans with substance use disorders will ever receive the treatment they need. Appropriate funding can change that.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity

All medical conditions should be covered equally by health insurance. We have federal parity laws—we just need better enforcement.

Thanks to your support, we've made great progress.

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