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Your donations save lives. Here's how:

Addiction is our country's most urgent public health crisis. Overdoses are the #1 cause of accidental death in our country. According to the CDC, there were over 109,000 fatal overdoses in the 12-month period ending in March 2022. That’s the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a single year. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States.

“We don’t wait for change, we create it. Together we’re working to transform our healthcare system, and our society, so we prevent and treat addiction with science and compassion – the way we do with any other chronic illness – and build a future where those touched by this disease don’t experience and shame or stigma.” – Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO

Every dollar you donate is carefully used to support key initiatives, which will have a big impact on preventing overdose deaths and promoting long-term recovery.

Transforming Addiction Treatment

Your generous support is helping to overhaul the healthcare system and ensure that substance use disorder is treated like any other disease – with evidence-based treatments that are accessible to every person facing addiction. Shatterproof is changing the healthcare system so the 46 million people struggling with addiction in America have access to quality treatment that’s based on science. Learn more about our work here.

Ending Addiction Stigma

With your support, we are breaking down attitudes of shame and judgment as well as barriers to treatment and recovery. Our early research in this space identified six systems through which this stigma reduction work can have an impact. We have embarked on work in two of these systems through which we believe we can have the greatest impact: Communities, through an evidence-based digital media campaign funded by states, and Healthcare Professionals, through an educational intervention designed to impact the beliefs and attitudes of medical professionals toward their patients. Learn more about our work here.

Educating and Empowering Communities

Thanks to your generosity, Shatterproof expanded its reach and partnerships, allowing more communities and families to access evidence-based resources and education about education prevention, treatment, and recovery. We continue to support millions of people by advocating for lifesaving policy changes, providing education resources and tools, and hosting national events that build community among those impacted by addiction. Learn more about our work here.

Your donation can spare countless families the devastation of this disease. You can shatter the unjust stigma, and help build a system where treatment for addiction begins in the doctor's office with evidence-based best practices-just as it would for any other disease.

Shatterproof is implementing evidence-based solutions that were previously sitting in medical journals. In just ten years, Shatterproof has brought to life many of the most life-saving aspects of that research. The actionable programming Shatterproof implements is made possible through charitable support from concerned donors like you.


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