We are Shine360.
Our vision is to reduce the stigma and prevalence of drug addiction while working towards a cure.
Please support our innovation, education, and research efforts so
Together we can end addiction.
Leading novel medical research
Our goal is to advance research to reduce relapse
Advancing recovery programs
We believe recovery should embrace creating a new way of life
Educating on addiction
We stress proven ideas and advice of addicts in recovery to educate and destigmatize the disease
A 360-degree approach to recovery from addiction
Shine360 is unique from most other addiction-related organizations because it examines and utilizes both present and future solutions to the problem. Shine360 is uniquely led by Helen Shih, MD, MS, MPH who is a radiation oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shih cares for people with brain tumors and routinely sees patients baseline prognoses transform from a few months of life to few or many ongoing years. The challenge of addiction is similar, a complex lifelong disease and our goal is to put the disease in permanent remission. Dr. Shih brings the foundation knowledge of medicine and a different view as a cancer doctor. Most of Dr. Shih’s knowledge on addiction is from first hand experiences with addicts, some who are also her patients, most in recovery, and working with also families and the community. Together, we believe this unique perspective brings something different to the war on addiction.
Drug addiction is a disease that takes over the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the affected individual. Like all other diseases, prevention is the best cure. Our efforts should be to care for those who are affected with drug addiction today, but we must also place a significant effort in preventing new drug addictions from occurring. Education that is meaningful to all type of people from all walks of life is necessary as no one is risk-free from drug addiction.
We integrated film production team ELU Studios led by Eric Lu, MD, Harvard graduate and USA Network Characters Unite Award winner, with camera crew Dorchester native Francisco Santiago, experienced in multiple film projects within addiction, and several members of the recovery community who have the familiarity and voice of addiction to best guide us to conveying effective messages towards prevention.
Radiation Oncologist and Shine360 Founder, Dr. Helen Shih, became inspired to help in the fight against addiction after several of her patients refused treatment for fatal tumors she could cure. READ MORE>