42 treatment programs. Countless emergency doses of naloxone. But Mark survived it all. Now, he's thriving in recovery.
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.
There is a saying in my family that we are all born with alcoholism. That we have “the gene.”
Recovery is different for everyone. At first, I did everything by the book. But as my journey evolved, so did my needs.
Everyone assumes it will be difficult to stop using, but no one tells you exactly how it will feel.
Dr. Francis Collins says this about addiction: “Genetics load the gun and environment pulls the trigger.”
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?
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.
Saving his life is my sweet Brittany Rose’s legacy. Because she died, I was able to help him live.
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 lot of money is coming to states soon. But what’s in the fine print?
We encourage medical professionals and students to sign up for the training module today.
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.
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.