Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight.

WASHINGTON, DC – Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight:

“The President talked about addressing the opioid epidemic on the campaign trail, but to date, the Trump administration has not acted on the strong recommendations sent to him by the President’s Commission. Inviting Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets helps shine a light on the human cost of the epidemic that is getting worse by the day. I hope that after tonight’s speech, the President and his administration will start taking specific, meaningful action that will save lives.”

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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