Mark Curtis at the gym

42 treatment programs. Countless emergency doses of naloxone. But Mark survived it all. Now, he's thriving in recovery.

A portrait of Irene Filimonoff-Haney and her young son
By
Irene Filimonoff-Haney

This is what I live for now: the hope that my grandson’s generation will not be cast away like his father’s generation was, and that the antiquated stigma surrounding addiction will cease to exist.

A childhood photo of the author and her dad hugging
By
Emilia Wilburn

There is a saying in my family that we are all born with alcoholism. That we have “the gene.”

A childhood photo of the author dressed up like an angel
By
Sarah

Recovery is different for everyone. At first, I did everything by the book. But as my journey evolved, so did my needs.

A childhood photo of the author on a bicycle with a basket
By
Sarah

Everyone assumes it will be difficult to stop using, but no one tells you exactly how it will feel.

The author as a child, rollerskating
By
Sarah

Dr. Francis Collins says this about addiction: “Genetics load the gun and environment pulls the trigger.”

A childhood photo of the author and her brother holding hands on a leafy walk
By
Sophie Gabrion

What does it mean to honor someone you’ve lost to an overdose? How do you remember someone who died from a disease most of the world would rather forget?

Nicole and her brother, Matthew, as children
By
Nicole Maloney

Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. In honor of this painful but important day, we're sharing stories from Shatterproof community members who've experienced overdose firsthand.

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By
Jenny Souviner Hallett

Saving his life is my sweet Brittany Rose’s legacy. Because she died, I was able to help him live.

Surgeons operating

We spoke with Dr. Adam Rivadeneyra, a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician with Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California, about innovative ways to treat knee pain.

A gavel on a white background
By
Courtney Gallo Hunter

A lot of money is coming to states soon. But what’s in the fine print?

A table in a doctors office lined with paper. Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

We encourage medical professionals and students to sign up for the training module today.

A woman shakes hands with her doctor
By
Ashley Narvaez

Together, we're starting conversations that shed light on the issue of structural stigma and providing stigma-reduction resources and programming to health care professionals.

A woman with dark hair looking out at sea
By
Anonymous

I’d love to tell my mom that I understand how much shame she’s feeling. I want to tell her how her drinking affects me. But it's hard.

NFL player Darren Waller learning his lines on set
By
Kirsten Suto Seckler

A new educational campaign, called Reverse the Silence, hopes to encourage and empower this country to speak openly about addiction and accidental overdoses.

September 2021

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