Two people hugging with a lake in the background during the Showdown on the Sound event
By
Holly Jespersen, Senior Communications Manager, Shatterproof

Shatterproof's Biggest DIY Fundrasing Event Is Back! 

Colleen Michaelis and Team Tommy
By
Colleen Michealis

While participating in a Rise Up Against Addiction Walk, Colleen was blown away by the support she received from families, educators, and friends. 

 


 

Happy and sad people in shadow

Stigma is one of those concepts that most people know about but that, when asked, it is hard to explain.

An actor has his face painted by a makeup artist on the set of Hide Your Crazy
By
Alex Kaplan

A new horror film explores how the hardest person to learn to love is sometimes yourself.

what is fentanyl

National Fentanyl Awareness Day is a day of action to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl (FEN-ta-nyl), a dangerous synthetic opioid.

Jennifer Collins' family smiling in front of a green hedge
By
Jennifer Collins

We survive because we must, whether it is for our children who are living, to honor our loved ones in some unique way, or because there is no other choice.

An old family photo of a young Emilia and her dad cuddling happily
By
Emilia Wilburn

My father has severe mental illness and a substance use disorder. People assume I resent him for it. They couldn't be more wrong.

The author shows off a small, round, pink-purple chip she earned in AA
By
Kristin Gourlay

At first glance, I doubted I’d have much in common with anyone at the AA meeting in a two-room clubhouse. But I pulled up a chair at one of the long folding tables and tried

A selfie of the author with two loved ones out to eat at a restaurant

The steps work. They really do. How we apply them might be different. 

The author smiles with her son
By
Karen Anginoli

You think you are the only one with these thoughts and problems, but others have the same thoughts. Going to meetings, and listening, will help.

A young woman with short dark hair leans her fist on her chin and looks out a high-rise window

This Alcohol Awareness Month, find out if it's time to seek help.

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This Alcohol Awareness Month, learn about alcohol's impact on our bodies and communities.

Smiling Woman

Meetings can be an invaluable resource for people in recovery. Find out what they're like from people who've been there.

Medications in a blister pack

There are several effective medications that can ease symptoms and help enable long-term recovery. Why aren't they more well known?

A child's stuffed bunny sits in a surgery room

Recent innovations such as long-acting non-opioid numbing medications have become available for patients ages six and older that can help reduce, or in some cases, eliminate the need to take opioids following surgery.

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Last year, more than 107,000 lives were lost to overdose.

This year, a generous family has pledged $107,000 to match every gift you give until August 31. 

Make a matching gift