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.

Two women, talking and laughing while sitting on a swingset
Anne De Santis Lopez

A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist offers advice.

Shatterproof's CEO, Gary Mendell, with his son Brian as a young child

Our founder and CEO spoke to NPR's Rachel Martin about the impact of the trial's verdict, and what it means for families affected by addiction.

A childhood photo of the author and her brother
Jaclyn Brown

Since November 16, 2018, there are two questions that instantly make my heart stop.

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Jenny Souviner Hallett

Saving his life is my sweet Brittany Rose’s legacy. Because she died, I was able to help him live.

Helen Morrison - Shatterproof Ambassador
Helen Morrison

Volunteering with Shatterproof offers me a sense of giving back to all the people who have helped me and my sons with recovery.


Recent research raises alarms about opioid use among a particularly vulnerable population: older adults.