At Shatterproof, we’re building a future where those facing addiction can have hope, success stories of their own, and ultimately, live a long healthy life. A future where the stigma is lost and those facing addiction are found. So they can be treated with empathy, compassion, and love. A future with revolutionized treatment plans that ensure quality, accessible care — starting with policies that treat addiction patients as people.
The problem we're solving...
COVID-19 has made this public health crisis worse...
The pandemic has ushered in stress, isolation, and economic upheaval - all known triggers for addiction and relapse - while robbing many people of treatment options and support systems,
81,003 deaths - a 20% increase and the highest number of fatal overdoses ever recorded in the U.S. in a single year according to the CDC.
Healthcare systems are cutting addiction treatment programs.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed with the condition around the country, and with hospitalizations doubling over the last decade. In one hospital, their numbers have increased 30% during the pandemic.
“Nationwide, federal and local officials are reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses — a hidden epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests that the continued isolation, economic devastation, and disruptions to the drug trade in recent months are fueling the surge.”
Washington Post, 7/1/2020
At Shatterproof, We harness the models of business, the rigor of science, and the power of a national movement TO CREATE CHANGE AND SAVE LIVES.
Shatterproof is taking action in three key areas to save lives.
Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment.
Shatterproof is transforming the healthcare system so the more than 20 million people suffering from addiction in America have access to quality treatment that’s based on science – just like treatment for any other disease.
Ending Addiction Stigma.
Addiction is a treatable disease, not a weakness. By changing people’s attitudes and behaviors, we’re reducing the shame in order to encourage patients to seek life-saving treatment, and providing reassurance, compassion, and support for a full and fulfilling life. Shatterproof is implementing an evidence-based strategy to affect change to confront the pervasive stigma in this crisis.
Educating and Empowering our Communities.
We reach millions with resources focused on prevention, treatment, recovery, and loss, provide an advocacy platform to create change, and host national events that create a sense of community among those who are impacted by addiction.