US deaths from heroin and prescription opiates multiplied five times between 2001 and 2014, and one Connecticut resident is trying to change this trend. After losing his son to addiction in 2011, Gary Mendell started Shatterproof, an organisation that aims to help those addicted by ending the negative stigma tied to the disease.
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