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By
Holly Jespersen

This season can be stressful. Here are a few of my top tips for getting festive without jeopardizing your health.

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By
Anne Lopez

It’s important to protect yourself and your wellness throughout the holiday season. Here are a few tips that may help you redirect thinking and control urges to use during the holidays.

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While women proactively plan for surgeries, they often miss a key question: how can pain management improve their recovery?

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By
Renee Barros

This year, 2,100 participants helped raise over $700,000 to help end the addiction crisis.

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In a few weeks, they’ll each be running a marathon on different sides of the country. And they’re both doing it to raise funds and awareness for Shatterproof.

A 5K participant flexes his bicep in front of the step-and-repeat at a Shatterproof event

It can be hard to push back against opinions, attitudes, and policies that are rooted in stigma rather than fact. But knowledge is power. 

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.

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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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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.

There is no substitute for a loved one.

There is no substitute for a loved one.

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