Gary Mendell's statement on this survey. 

"I applaud the National Safety Council for releasing the critically important findings of this survey. It demonstrates the detrimental impact that substance use disorders have on the workplace,” said Gary Mendell, CEO and Founder of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation of addiction.

“Employers need to begin to address the issue of addiction in the workplace, offering resources and support as they encourage employees affected by it to seek treatment. This is an issue that touches every American. The place to start is the place most people spend their days: at work."