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Lockton joins Shatterproof in the fight against addiction

Partnership aims to destigmatize addiction and end the devastation it causes families

Lockton is proud to be an official sponsor of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Shatterproof aims to end the stigma of addiction and help those with this disease fully recover. Lockton is honored to be a part of the crucial discussions about addiction and support 5K events across the country. As a national sponsor, Lockton will partner with Shatterproof to help achieve long-term goals for addressing addiction recovery.

“Together we can reduce the stigma and secrecy associated with addiction, removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease and their families. Together we can change the conversation about addiction. We’re committed to ending its stigma and helping those with this disease fully recover.”

Working together to end the stigma of addiction

No person or family is immune to the impact of addiction but often the stigma surrounding it prevents us from sharing our stories. It is Shatterproof’s goal for addiction to be treated as a disease, rather than a character flaw. For addiction treatment to be successful it must be viewed and treated as the chemical imbalance that it is. As part of our partnership, Lockton has committed resources to help with these education efforts.

The following partnership team will work closely with Shatterproof to help achieve these goals:

  • Dr. Shealynn Buck, chief medical officer.
  • Tammy Quinn, director Data Analytics.
  • Bob Kordella, chief clinical officer.
  • Shannon Demaree, director Strategic Initiatives.

Shatterproof 5K walk/run sponsorship

Lockton is a national sponsor of all Shatterproof 5Ks across the US. Team leaders in Lockton offices throughout the country will support the 5Ks by organizing teams, raising funds and spreading awareness for Shatterproof. Learn more and sign up to participate on Shatterproof’s 5K website.

The Shatterproof agenda

Every year is an opportunity for Shatterproof to make an impact on the state of addiction and improve outcomes. Beyond annual goals, Shatterproof is persistently working to transform treatment, educate the public and advocate for policy changes. Past successes and current initiatives include:

  • Helped 15 states pass life-saving legislation.
  • Created a national task force charged with developing a “National Principles of Care” to bridge the gap between research and implementation, with 16 carriers pledging to adopt the principles.
  • Developed the Workplace Cost Calculator, an online tool that estimates the costs of addiction to employers.
  • Forming workplace pilot programs designed to help employers design benefits programs that address addiction.
  • Working to implement Surgeon General’s report and implement it via a substance use disorder treatment task force.

Members of the Lockton Shatterproof 5K team at the Kansas City walk/run on June 9, 2018.

Get more information

To learn more about Shatterproof visit its website, Shatterproof.org.

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