Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell released the following statement on the bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate today to build on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) signed into law in 2016.

WASHINGTON, DC – Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell released the following statement on the bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate today to build on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) signed into law in 2016.

 “CARA was an important first step, but the opioid crisis has continued to get worse and families across America who have been affected by addiction are desperate for more action. After considerable talk about the problem, lawmakers in Washington are finally putting time, attention and money to the fight against addiction.

 “Thank you to Senators Portman, Whitehouse, Capito, Klobuchar, Sullivan, Hassan, Cassidy and Cantwell for their leadership in introducing a strong piece of legislation. With more Americans dying every day, Congress needs to quickly get a bill to the President’s desk that provides greater access to science-based care.”

 About Gary Mendell:

Gary Mendell is the founder and CEO of Shatterproof. He founded Shatterproof to spare others the tragedy his family suffered with the loss of his son Brian to addiction in 2011. Mr. Mendell is an experienced businessman and CEO who founded HEI Hotels & Resorts and is the former president of Starwood Lodging Trust.

 About Shatterproof:

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families. Shatterproof works to end the stigma and foster a community of support, providing evidence-based resources to support prevention, treatment and recovery. Shatterproof advocates for changes in policy at the federal and state level and supports the development and implementation of evidence-based solutions for substance use disorders.

 

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