Gary Mendell: “People can and do recover from addiction every single day”

…We need society to be willing to look at the individual as someone with a disease, rather than a person with a character flaw. Understand that people with addiction are not defined by their disease and that with the right treatment, people can and do recover from addiction every single day.

Gary Mendell is the founder and CEO of Shatterproof. After losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011, Gary founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy his had suffered. Mr. Mendell spent decades as an entrepreneur. He founded HEI Hotels & Resorts, a multi-billion-dollar company that

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