Chris Herren: Basketball Junkie

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday September 10, 2012
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Ferst Center Theatre
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    Free
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Tammy Turner
Stamps Health Services

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Summary Sentence: Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren will visit campus to talk about his success in basketball and struggles with addiction.

Full Summary: Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren will visit campus to talk about his success in basketball and struggles with addiction.

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Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Mass., will visit campus to talk about how he realized his dreams by playing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream. Herren’s basketball success concealed a darker side, and his dream soon became a nightmare of addiction — first alcohol, then cocaine, finally heroin.

A chaotic and often uncertain college career plagued by drugs and rehab led to the NBA. After a year with the Nuggets, Chris was traded to the Boston Celtics where he suffered a season ending injury. Trying to work his way back to the NBA, Herren played overseas until 2003 when he came back to the States. His alcohol and drug use escalated until he was found unconscious with a heroin needle hanging from his arm in the driver’s seat of his car.

After extensive rehabilitation stays, Chris has been drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008. 

This event is presented by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association in collaboration with Stamps Health Services. 

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Sports/Athletics
Keywords
athletics, chris herren, speaker, Stamps Health Services
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  • Created By: Kristen Bailey
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 23, 2012 - 10:46am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:59pm