There’s a lot of stigma surrounding substance abuse and addiction. Many people believe it only affects people of a certain age, race, occupation, or social class. However, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Everyone, from teenagers to CEOs, can suffer from substance addiction. A non-profit is taking matters into their own hands to raise addiction awareness.
Executives and Non-profits Raising Addiction Awareness
On Monday, January 25, nearly 200 corporate executives rappelled down a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles to raise money for addiction research and awareness. By Monday afternoon, these executives were able to raise over $70,000. Shatterproof, founded by hotel executive Gary Mendell, seeks to protect children from alcohol and drug addiction, help those who suffer from the disease, and end the stigma towards addiction.
The organization’s primary goal is to protect children from alcohol and drug addiction, help those who suffer from the disease, and end the stigma towards addiction. So far, they have raised over $700,000 and provided resources to those struggling with addiction and their families to enable further advancements in the fields of addiction treatment, research, and public policy. They are making stops in major cities all over the country and volunteers are donating to this cause to change the way we look at and treat addiction.
Mendell, having lost his own son to addiction, says that many addicts feel “ashamed” and are resistant to being open about their issues. Shatterproof seeks to help others break the silence of addiction and help them get the treatment they need and deserve.
Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction everyday and sadly, many of them will never seek help. Morningside Recovery is among the leaders in addiction treatment and want to help. Our rehab programs can focus on different aspects to help people from all walks of life. Some of these programs include:
- Christian recovery program
- Couples counseling and treatment
- Jewish recovery for alcohol and drugs
- LGBTQ substance abuse
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and in need of help, please don’t hesitate to call. You may reach us anytime at 855-631-2135. Our treatment specialists will assist you with any questions and help you find the right treatment option for you.