Former NBA Player Chris Herren To Present On Substance Abuse

Join the Memorial Jr. School in Hanover for an inspiring presentation “Rebound: The Chris Herren Story” featuring former profession basketball player, Chris Herren. His story is on a harrowing descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery, and a new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hope of reaching just one person and making a difference in his or her life. The presentation is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Mass., dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, feature in Sports Illustrated, and became the focus of an acclaimed book, “Fall River Dream.” Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse.

Alcohol and drug-free since 2008, Herren has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. He shares his harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” as well as in numerous interview throughout the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary “Unguarded,” of which he is the subject.

The program is free but registration is required. To register visit For more information, email

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