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The Chris Herren Story
April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thanks to the Generosity of The Ram Council Foundation, Bankwell and Newport Academy, Chrss Herren will be back in New Canaan speaking to Teens, Parents and Professionals. Chris continues to share his story with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction – changing the focus from the last day to the first. The Event is Free.
Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player, has built a community around substance use prevention and recovery. He has shown us that even the best can falter, and even the most desperate can rise. An author, motivational speaker and wellness advocate, Chris has founded three organizations that provide programs and services with the goal of overcoming setbacks and navigating life’s challenges.
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. Chris has spoken to over one million students, athletes and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. As a person in long term recovery, Chris continues to share his story nationally with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction; changing the focus from the last day to the first.