Addiction http://wesa.fm en Shatterproof Aims to Find Better Treatment for Addiction http://wesa.fm/post/shatterproof-aims-find-better-treatment-addiction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The loss of a child is difficult for any parent. Losing a child to drugs or alcohol addiction can sometimes leave a parent wondering if they could have done more to save their child. For Gary </span>Mendell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.shatterproof.org/pages/our-story" style="line-height: 1.5;">the loss of his son</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> inspired him to create an organization called </span><a href="http://www.shatterproof.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Shatterproof</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The organization is committed to protecting children from drugs as well as overcoming the stigmas associated with addiction. Mendell described his son, Bryan, as “what every father could ask for and more.” When he tried marijuana for the first time a year before high school, he became addicted. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:20:09 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31407 at http://wesa.fm Shatterproof Aims to Find Better Treatment for Addiction Christopher Kennedy Lawford: Kicking Habits and Recovering to Live http://wesa.fm/post/christopher-kennedy-lawford-kicking-habits-and-recovering-live <p>New York Times Best selling Author, Activist, and Actor <a href="http://christopherkennedylawford.com/index.html"><strong>Christopher Kennedy Lawford</strong></a>&nbsp; chronicled his battle with near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction in the memoir <em>Symptoms of Withdrawal</em>. We'll talk with him about his latest book <em>RECOVER TO LIVE: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction</em> and his journey back to sobriety. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2902 at http://wesa.fm Christopher Kennedy Lawford: Kicking Habits and Recovering to Live