The author's baseball hat, which reads "Gulf War Veteran"
William Bradley

After 11 years of active military service, I left the Army for civilian life back in my home state of West Virginia. Things changed drastically.

Shatterproof 5K Atlanta - Volunteers - 01

Greater Atlanta area supporters united at Piedmont Park to honor those lost to addiction and to celebrate recovery.

The cover of Dr. Kleeman's book, showing a person standing on a high rock, watching the sky at sunrise

Dr. Thomas J. Kleeman knows a thing or two about back pain—he’s been treating it as a spine surgeon for 30 years.

Three women and two men sit in directors' chairs on stage at the premiere of Gateway

When Jennifer delivered her baby by C-section, she did not know that the painkillers her doctor prescribed would help ignite a years-long struggle with addiction.

Gary Mendell at Senate Finance Committee Hearing

This morning's hearing addressed an urgent crisis affecting far too many American families: The lack of access to trustworthy addiction care.

Lena Camilletti

Four pharmaceutical companies have reached a settlement with two Ohio counties just hours before the trial was set to begin—but, they aren’t willing to admit wrongdoing of any kind when it comes to the opioid epidemic. 

2019 5K NYC - Team William

Over 3,000 supporters united at Hudson River Park to honor those lost to addiction and to celebrate recovery.

Shatterproof has been working to build ATLAS

Over the past year, Shatterproof has been working to build ATLAS –a free public-facing website to help individuals with addiction and their family members locate high-quality addiction treatment.

NCA 5K 2019

More than 1,000 supporters joined together at Reston Town Center in Reston, VA to honor those lost to addiction and to celebrate recovery.

A runner wearing her custom-made bib, which reads "I rise up so no one else has to lose a dad"

About 1,650 supporters and participants came together to honor family and friends lost to the disease of addiction as well as to celebrate those navigating the journey of recovery.

Several vape products (image by Antonin Fels)

Vaping-related lung illnesses have recently been attributed to eight deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations nationwide. Here are the facts we know so far.

The author with friends on a beach
Holly Jespersen

I used to try to be everything to everyone. But in recovery, I've learned how to have deeper, more meaningful friendships.

The author, Jen, sitting on a park bench, smiling
Jen Sugermeyer

Recovery is not just the absence of an addiction. It’s recovering and rediscovering the person inside.

An illustration from Google's Recovery page, showing people chatting in a park

Normalizing recovery experiences is long overdue. This is a step in the right direction.


Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction event brought families, friends, and neighbors together in Chicago to shed light on recovery, loss and the stigma of addiction.

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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