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Roy Viger, CPA, Avenues Recovery Center

Understanding how your care will be paid for is an important part of the treatment process.

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On the one-year anniversary of her son's overdose death, Julie testified in the Wisconsin State Legislature in support of new lifesaving addiction legislation.

Headshot of Jen Wysong, a white woman with shoulder-length blonde hair, wearing a blue stone necklace and a grey t-shirt

We spoke with Jen about her road to recovery and what it was like to be part of the film.

Anne Lopez, Director of Shatterproof Family Programs

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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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is working.

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Debbie Pantin

You don't have to navigate recovery alone. Professionals can help you make—and stick to—a plan that's right for you.

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Holly Jespersen

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

2019 DFW 5K - Jen Sugermeyer + Family

Greater DFW supporters joined the Shatterproof community at Roland Kirk Bridge to honor loved ones, to change the conversation about addiction, and to shatter stigma.

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Jacqueline Filis

Whether you’re checking into a residential rehab, beginning an outpatient program, or starting a medication routine, I recommend keeping these simple tips in mind.

LA 5K 2019 - Team Jeremy

Greater Los Angeles area supporters united at Grand Park to honor those lost to addiction and to celebrate recovery.


Key stakeholders were invited to testify this morning. Here is Sam Arsenault's complete oral statement.

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Jess Keefe

No matter how long it’s been since your loss, there’s no doubt that the holiday season is especially hard. But there are ways to get through it—and even enjoy parts of it. 

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What’s the biggest driver of our country’s addiction crisis? The unjust stigma associated with substance use disorders.

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Cassie Hellyer

Addiction is real. But so is your ability to overcome it.

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Josephe Hickox

If you are reading this to hear another war story, then please go ahead and stop.

Shatterproof: Stronger Than Addiction

192 Americans die from drug overdoses each day.

This must stop. Help reverse the addiction crisis in America.

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