Dave & Laura Laws

Shatterproof Ambassador Dave Laws shares how he lost his daughter to an opioid addiction.

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By
Norah Benincasa Lasora

Use these five questions as a springboard to find care that's right for your loved one.

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While nightlife is an important part of LGBTQ+ culture, the lack of inclusive, sober spaces can be alienating. In some communities, that's starting to change.

A bar graph showing the research. For LGB high school students, their rate of use was 25% higher for alcohol and 62% higher for marijuana when compared to rates among their straight peers.

"In the face of one of the worst drug crises in the U.S. ever, these disparities are incredibly alarming and underscore the need for national prevention strategies to be LGBTQ-inclusive."

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By
Tom Smarch

There will always be a hole in my heart, in my life, and in our family.  But along with that pain, there is a little band-aid.

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By
Ron Athe

To other dads and families who are in the shoes I once wore, I urge you to learn and try to understand as much as possible.

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By
Maggie Jones

I still avoid the greeting card aisle around Father's Day. I still cry just because.

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Addiction is a treatable illness that no one should die from. That’s why Shatterproof was founded.

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By
Q Garcia & Grace Lee

How can someone be expected to recover if they do not feel safe in their treatment?

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By
Stephanie Palatt

When I heard about St. Louis county’s stay-at-home orders to contain COVID-19, my kneejerk reaction was trepidation.

Shatterproof: Stronger Than Addiction

Shatterproof denounces racism and is committed to listening, learning, supporting, and advocating for health equity.

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Jon Robert Hall

Today, I am releasing a song I wrote. It's the same day that, four years ago, I took my last pill. 

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By
Sazha Ramos

This Memorial Day, I’m grateful for my recovery. But I know for many veterans, treatment is out of reach.

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By
Emily George Tilley, LCSW-BACS

Do it for yourself. Collaborate with your support system. Set boundaries. And more.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

To really save lives, regulations need to change.