When I stayed at a Starwood hotel several weeks ago, I noticed the “doorhanger” gave me a chance to “go green” and support recovery from chemical dependency in one fell swoop. Starwood Hotels, along with some other powerful businesses, are putting their weight behind Shatterproof.org, a bold, new national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. Born from a father’s grief over the loss of his son, Shatterproof is working to prevent children from becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs and to eliminate the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. Why should this disease hide in the shadows when cancer, diabetes and ALS get the research dollars and the compassion?
Shatterproof is committed to reducing by half the number of Americans who die from this disease by:
- uniting and empowering All Americans to call for equitable addiction research funding, policies, programs and support.
- ending the stigma of addiction by educating the public so society will view those suffering from this disease with compassion and offer support
- advocating for change, Including public policies that better address this profound public health crisis.
Watch the founder of Shatterproof, Gary Mendell, talk about his son, whose tragic loss gave birth to Shatterproof. And share this powerful documentary to support the grand plans to prevent a disease that we don’t prevent…to treat a disease that we don’t treat….to change the lives of 20 million Americans who struggle every day with the disease of addiction, and to the families who suffer at their sides.