By Jeff Arnold, CEO and Chairman

Today, Dr. Vivek Murthy released the first ever Surgeon General’s report on addiction at the Facing Addiction Summit in Los Angeles. Exploring the stranglehold alcohol and drugs have on America, the report highlights an epidemic plaguing our country: opioid addiction. In time with the report’s release, four noted health experts and advocates – including former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, president & CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the American Nurses Association Marla Weston and Sharecare’s own co-founder Dr. Mehmet Oz – co-authored a letter to President-elect Donald Trump calling for him to make this issue a top priority in his administration. This letter – which was just published by CNN – is a rallying cry all of us can and should get behind.