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The morning of October 6, 2018, started off with stormy weather, but then the skies cleared and over 1,500 people from across Chicago gathered for the Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction event.

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Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction continued its national movement on September 23, 2018, and headed to Franklin Park in Boston, for the second year in a row.

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Many key provisions that Shatterproof supported made the bill's final cut. Here are the highlights.


Got unused prescription pills sitting around in your medicine cabinet? Don’t miss your chance to safely dispose of them this weekend.


According the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there has been a 2.8% decrease in drug overdose deaths nationwide. 

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The resurgence of meth, teens affected by the opioid epidemic, and more.

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Taylor McCaughey

Early in the morning of October 14, I laced up my running sneakers and headed into Manhattan with my family and friends for an event that I’ll never forget.

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Ashley Fennig

To those who knew my brother, to those who have lost a loved one, and to those in recovery themselves, I hope you can empathize with my key learnings.

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A showdown over safe injection facilities, reflections on the federal parity law, and more.

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The opioid package passes in the Senate, new scrutiny on treatment centers, and more.

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After undergoing plastic surgery, many patients request opioids because they want to get back to their daily routines as quickly as possible. But new non-opioid medications can be just as effective, without the side effects

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Alan Charles

Even the great Lawrence Taylor once said, "coke was the only bright spot in my future."

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The Senate passes their opioid package, some hopeful new data on the opioid epidemic, and more.

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Purdue Pharmaceuticals receives a new addiction treatment patent, a look at Congress' new opioid package (and its shortcomings), and more.

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Mark Curtis

If I didn’t turn to fitness after entering recovery, I don’t know if I’d be the person I am today.

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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