The Chris Herren Story: Changing the Conversation

The Chris Herren Story: Changing the Conversation

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Caribou Performing Arts Center

308 Sweden Street

Caribou, ME 04736

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Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren shares his recovery journey and addresses themes of gateway drugs, vaping and prevention.

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AMHC and The Aroostook Communities Opioid Response Program (ACORP) proudly presents:

Chris Herren

An extraordinary basketball player, Chris Herren was a celebrated star in his native Fall River, MA before graduating high school. He went on to play at Boston College and Fresno State, two seasons in the NBA – including one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics – and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to the disease of addiction.

With the unwavering support of his family and friends, Chris has been sober since August 1, 2008, and he now shares his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in countless local, national and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated, among others.

 Through Herren Talks, Chris has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions about substance use disorder and wellness.

In 2011, Chris grew his vision of support for others when he founded the nonprofit Herren Project. Through the organization, Chris and his team empower schools and communities to make healthy choices, while also guiding families through recovery. In 2018, Chris also founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program that helps guests lead healthy, substance-free lives.

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This event is brought to you FREE by the Aroostook Communities Opioid Response Program (ACORP) which includes: Aroostook Mental Health Center, Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, Houlton Regional Hospital, Cary Medical Center, Northern Maine Medical Center, The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, Mi'kmaq Behavioral Health Center and our local recovery community.

This event was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #GA1RH42873‐01‐00. The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this product are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, or HHS is intended or should be inferred

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