Visits Island Trees High School
January 12th, Chris Herren made a special visit to
Island Trees High School. Chris Herren was a high school
basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts who scored over
2,000 career points and was named to the 1994 McDonald's
All-American team. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing
in the NBA only to lose it all to the nightmare of drug
addiction, first alcohol and marijuana, then cocaine and
oxycontin and finally heroin.
drug free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put
his sobriety and family above all else. Chris shares his
harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball
Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews throughout the Emmy
nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the
court, Chris Herren continues to share his story with audiences
in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference
in his or her life. To support this vision, Chris founded The
Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
treatment navigation, educational and mentoring programs to
those touched by addiction and to educate people of all ages on
the dangers of substance abuse one person, one family at a time.
High School would like to thank the PTSA for sponsoring Chris'
visit. Chris' visit with your support touched the lives of many
of our students.