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Good news!

The latest CDC data shows overdose deaths have declined 2.8% nationwide.

Here's how we can keep the momentum going.
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The new plan to address the nation's opioid epidemic "focuses on treatment," Shatterproof CEO Gary Mendell tells William Brangham on PBS NewsHour


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Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell released the following statement on the signing of the federal opioid bill into law this afternoon:

“I was pleased to join President Trump and my fellow colleagues in the addiction advocacy space for the signing of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, into law this afternoon. I commend the president and members of the House and Senate for the months of hard work that went into the final package that will move forward a number of important policy areas, including encouraging the use of evidence-based best practices among entities applying for federal grants for prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders. We are also encouraged to see the partial repeal of the Medicaid IMD exclusion policy was conditioned on the treatment facility providing multiple forms of medication-assisted-treatment (MAT). These policy changes – and many others included in the bill – will save lives.

“While these are important steps, there is still much to be done. Shatterproof will continue to work with our national advocacy network to enact changes in the states to improve access to and quality of substance use disorder treatment. At the federal level, we will work to ensure that the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act results in maximum positive effect as it is implemented in the coming months and years.

“We must use this day both to recognize this significant, bipartisan accomplishment, but also continue the fight to end the stigma of addiction, prevent more loved ones from becoming addicted in the first place, and ensure those that do have access to evidence-based treatment.”

https://www.shatterproof.org/press/statement-signing-federal-opioid-bill-law
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Fatalities from misuse of methamphetamine, cocaine and benzodiazepine have surged while Washington’s efforts to fight drug addiction have focused on opioids.

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Shatterproof Unites National Capital Area Community at Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run:

This 2nd annual event brought together 1,300 community members and raised $330,000 in support of Shatterproof’s work to transform the nation’s broken addiction treatment system and to ensure that every American with a substance use disorder has access to treatment based on proven research.

A big thank you to all who came out to support Shatterproof!

Special thanks to our event sponsors -

National Sponsors: Alkermes and Pacira – Plan Against Pain; Cigna, Indivior, United Health Group, Adapt Pharma – Narcan Nasal Spray, Choice Hotels, Chubb, Dave & Buster’s, JP Morgan Chase, Kaleo, Lockton, Vineyard Vines, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Local sponsors: Indivior, Team Faktorow, UnitedHealth Group, JBG Smith, CBRE, Atlantic Realty, Carr Properties, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Inova, The Meridian Group, Fairfax Oral Surgery, Metro Offices, CACI (Salute to Heroes), Washingtonian, Clyde Group, DJ Dave, DMV Weather and iHeartMedia.

Read about the NCA 5K and upcoming Rise Up Against Addiction events here: bit.ly/nca-5k-2018
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"Schools are not immune to the problem, and they're growing increasingly concerned about how to keep students safe."

Bridgewater State University and others are helping young adults on campus by providing access to naloxone, and encouraging peer support and parent involvement.

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October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Learn why you should always discard unused meds and find a drop-off location near you: https://www.shatterproof.org/safe-disposal-prescription-medication
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“To be surrounded by thousands of like-minded people was indescribable."

On the blog, Shatterproof Ambassador Taylor McCaughey discusses the emotion and excitement at last weekend's Rise Up Against Addiction event in NYC.
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“As soon as I got sober, which is 20 years coming up in February, everything changed."
-Jamie Lee Curtis


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"I believe that those with addiction must feel enabled to forgive themselves and that we must always keep our doors open."

Shatterproof is proud to be partnering with Wesley Stromberg, who just released 'Don't Have to Say You're Sorry.'

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