Community Guidelines

Welcome to the SHATTERPROOF Community. The Community is a place where sufferers of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their loved ones and supporters can:

  • Unite, amplify, and uplift their voices to call for equitable addiction research funding, policies, programs, and support.

  • Connect and empower those touched by addiction to advance our mission through spreading awareness, fundraising and and volunteerism.

  • Find a network of support, compassion, and medical expertise.

  • Connect with people and families managing the disease of addiction.

  • Discuss the latest evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment.

  • Harness our collective power to prevent, treat, and ultimately end addiction through more effective policies and laws.

  • Learn more about the science of addiction, including continued research into the biological and environmental factors that contribute to the development and progression of the disease

  • Share experiences and learn from the experiences of others



Getting Started!

  • The Community thrives on its members and members’ participation

  • Stay involved, make comments, add files and pictures, start a blog, seek new friends

  • Invite your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier!

  • Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing — and knowing — about you.

  • These guidelines are designed to help make participation for everyone a positive experience.




How you talk to others in an online Community is not that different from the way you would talk to others in real life. But there are some things you should be mindful of in an online environment:

  • Posting in all caps is the same as SHOUTING

  • Don't use offensive language, be rude, use hate speech, or harass or spam other members

  • No selling, solicitation, advertisement, or promotion of products or services is permitted on the Network. This is a place to engage with other members in a positive way, not sell your stuff.

  • Don't upload copyrighted or illegal materials that don’t belong to you

  • Don't upload a picture that you wouldn't show your children — that means no pictures of nudity, or sexual content, violence, weapons, etc.

  • If there is an issue you’d like to report, flag the content or action, send a message to, or notify use the reporting tools embedded in the Community. Please note that while SHATTERPROOF has no obligation to delete content that you find personally objectionable or offensive, we will do our best to address any problems that may arise.

  • When there is a violation of our guidelines below, we may:

  1. Provide a warning to the offender

  2. Delete some or all of the content

  3. Temporarily or permanently terminate the offending member’s account (we don’t want to, so don’t make us)


Things to Remember

  • This site is for adults only, above the age of 18

  • SHATTERPROOF AND are not responsible for the content provided by users on the site and the content provided by users is their opinion and not that of SHATTERPROOF AND

  • Use common sense when reading any recommendations or advice and always consult a professional (e.g., your doctor, tax accountant, lawyer, etc.) when making any important decisions.

  • Our guidelines will evolve over time and we reserve the right to modify or change these guidelines without notice


That’s it! Thanks for joining us!