Our goal is to turn the fear, helplessness & grief caused by this disease into a powerful force of hope & healing. Founded upon personal tragedy, it is our vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support while promoting awareness for the dangers of experimenting with alcohol and drugs. The foundation prides itself on using 93% of its fundraising amount for direct use in its programs and its strong volunteer program. It is the mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness to become a national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence with a focus on prevention.
0Prescription drug abuse results in 1 death every 19 minutes in the U.S.
0 %Amount drug-related deaths has increased since 2001
0%Percentage of pre-adolescents who drink who develop alcohol dependence
0Number of drug-related overdoses in 2016
What They’re Saying
American Television and Radio Host
“A tragic but familiar tale for thousands of families and future tragedies the Shapiro’s hope to prevent via education programs to de-stigmatize addiction.”
Emmy Award-Winning Reporter
“The Foundation has as its purposes the raising of awareness of the disease of alcohol and drug dependency for children and their parents. It also aims to encourage honest discussions about the disease to help remove the stigma attached to it.”
The Hollywood Interview
“The foundation’s newest initiatives include outreach to children as young as 12 through an innovative pilot program at the Variety’s Boys & Girls Club in Boyle Heights. Kids will be encouraged to attend Brent’s Club after school, where they will play while learning about the dangers of alcohol, illegal drugs and other things that lead to addiction.”
Alex Ben Block
Reporter, Hollywood Reporter
“From the grief and tragedy of losing their son, the Shapiros started the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness to use his legacy to save other lives. The foundation supports Brent’s Club, a program designed to mentor children at an early age and before they experiment with drugs and alcohol.”