How to Find Personalized Treatment
In 2011, Gary Mendell's 25 yr old son, Brian, died by suicide after struggling with addiction for a decade. As Gary was supporting Brian through his recovery, remission, and relapses, he realized that, unlike other diseases, there was no real place to go for help. No huge foundation funding research. No 5k’s. So in the wake of Brian’s death, Gary created it himself. This week, Nzinga talks to Gary about the formation of Shatterproof, ATLAS (a treatment locator, assessment, and standards platform), and the immense importance of providing evidence-based education, resources, and treatment options. Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. Start your planning early at www.havenlife.com/inrecover. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. Lemonada Media has a new show! Check our Our America with Julián Castro Resources mentioned in the show: https://www.treatmentatlas.org/ Stronger Than Addiction Fundraiser www.shatterproof.org Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form: bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.