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Jessie Dunleavy

He was the happiest he'd been in a long time. He wanted to live.

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Dr. Louise Stanger

While everyone grieves differently, families surviving an overdose or alcohol related death are more likely to experience intense feelings of guilt, shame, and inadequacy. 

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Shatterproof's Rating System for Addiction Treatment Providers heads to Massachusetts, new Purdue depositions are released, and more.

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Kirstin Hope Sievers

How do opioids work? How did the opioid epidemic become so deadly? 

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The lack of overdose aftercare in ERs, poor insurance coverage for non-opioid pain management, and more.

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Avneet Isabella Himebaugh

It started with a phone call.

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Newly released information on Purdue Pharma's marketing tactics, a standoff over safe injection in Philadelphia, and more.

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Kari Rummel

For me, Valentine’s Day is about so much more than candy hearts and silly cards. This day gives me the opportunity to celebrate someone who is always celebrating me: My loving husband, Mike. 


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We asked two supporters who’ve recently launched successful fundraising campaigns for Shatterproof to share their advice. Read on to get inspired! 

Caroline Davidson

This report shows where we’re seeing success—and where there is room for improvement—in terms of harm reduction, addiction treatment, and prevention.

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New documents directly connect the Sackler family to the marketing of OxyContin, meth use is on the rise, and more.

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Jess Keefe

When it comes to preventing teens from using alcohol and other drugs, the evidence is clear: Scare tactics don’t work.

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The challenge is free to join—all you need to do is dedicate 14 minutes a day to practice. 

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MAT in ERs, a guilty plea in a pharma lawsuit, and more.

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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