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
Thanks to your support, we've made great progress.
“Thank you for your leadership in the battle to end addiction. We appreciate Shatterproof’s continued support of CDC’s efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and applaud your organization’s work.”
Dr. Tom Frieden
Director of the CDC, in a letter to Gary Mendell