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The downsides of federal grants for opioids, a national survey on LGBTQ+ youth and mental health, and more.

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Addiction is complicated, and so is the media coverage that comes along with it.

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Sarah Bowen

I called one of my remaining friends and said, “Help me, Helen. You’re my only hope.”

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Fighting fentanyl, Biden's history of Drug War policies, and a new generation of doctors trained to treat addiction.

Dry in July Mocktail

You don't have to give up the craft cocktail experience just because you're not drinking alcohol.

Lena Camilletti

“Your sister is sick, and she has to go away for a few weeks to get better."

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Rosemary Blackburn

I hope the moms of addicted children everywhere know that they are not alone.

Sam Arsenault in the studio at NPR

Yesterday on NPR’s 1A, Shatterproof’s Sam Arsenault talked about why residential rehab isn't usually the best choice.

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Jaclyn Brown

Addiction was like a roller coaster ride none of us wanted to be on—very few high points and an overwhelming amount of lows.

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CDC issues new statement on opioid prescribing guideline, jails struggle to help inmates with addiction, and more.

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Dr. Brian Binetti, a bariatric and general surgeon in Rhinebeck, NY, has implemented a non-opioid approach to help his patients manage pain after surgery.

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This week, Shatterproof launched a public awareness campaign presenting a new way to undo stigma. 

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Growing up is hard. But staying healthy shouldn’t be. 


Purdue Pharma has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma over the addictiveness of its blockbuster pill, OxyContin. The drug maker and its owners, the Sackler family, will pay the state nearly $275 million.

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Holly Jespersen

Having been in recovery for many years, and working here at Shatterproof, I often get asked to recommend books about addiction. Here are some of my favorites.

Shatterproof: Stronger Than Addiction

Fixing the broken treatment system starts now

Shatterproof is transforming addiction treatment in America. Stay tuned for updates and information

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