Drug Prevention Education: CEO Who Lost His Son to Opioid Addiction

Gary Mendell was running a successful hotel investment firm when he lost his son to addiction about six years ago. After that, the direction of his life changed.
— Berkeley Lovelace Jr. (CNBC Article)
  • An addict's ability to stop is "no different" than a diabetic whose body can't regulate insulin levels properly, says Gary Mendell.
  • After he lost his son in 2011, Mendell founded Shatterproof, a non-profit focused on ending the disease of addiction.
  • Mendell's fight comes as the U.S. struggles with the deadliest drug crisis in American history.

The above is information provided by this CNBC news article.