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Founded upon personal tragedy, it's our vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief, and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support. It is the mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness to become the national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence by:
- Raising awareness through education
- Removing the stigma and isolation associated with this disease by inviting everyone to join in a national dialogue
- Providing support to parents on how to communicate with their children and with other parents about alcohol and drugs
- Create educational tools designed to help parents, teachers, and communities to identify when necessary to intervene with those as high-risk.
It is our belief that the solution lies in a new, different, and fresh approach. We intend to use a simple model of educating parents, teachers, children, and communities about this disease. We believe that increasing awareness if the first step to change - change in the way this disease is viewed; change in the way it is identified and prevented; and change in the way people who have disease are viewed by society.
Larry King (above)
***** THE BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION *****
Brent Shapiro was born on November 7th, 1980 to Robert and Linell Shapiro and later joined by his younger brother Grant. He grew up in Los Angeles in a loving home and had a group of tight-knit friends. he was a true athlete and loved sports, especially ice hockey. Brent's problem with alcohol and drugs began in his early teens. Experimentation, typical of that age, turned into a battle for his life. Over the next few years, he went to rehab several times. In his early 20s, Brent turned his life around. He was finishing up at the University of Southern California (USC) and had plans to attend law school. he red recently become engaged and been sober for eighteen months. On the evening of October 9th, 2005, Brent thought he could experiment with alcohol once more. After a few drinks, he took 1/2 a tab of Ecstasy and almost became instantly ill. He was buried a day and a half later. The family founded this organization to honor Brent and his life, but more importantly to do its part in creating awareness about this disease of chemical dependence and halting its spread.
Robert Shapiro and Christopher Kennedy Lawford (See full article below)
Ann Dandridge POWERFUL PEOPLE and FRIENDS
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