On Wednesday, February 13, former NBA player Chris Herren addressed the St. Sebastian's Community in Ward Hall about his battle with substance abuse.
The following bio and summary of Herren's talk can be found on his website www.herrentalks.com:
A basketball legend from Fall River, MA, Herren was an All-American, broke scoring records and was recruited by the nation's top colleges. He realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and then traded to his hometown team, the Boston Celtics in 2000, before losing his career and almost his family to the disease of addiction.
Alcohol and drug-free since August 1, 2008, Herren has spoken to over one million students nationwide with the goal of sparking honest discussions and making a positive difference in their lives. Through inspiring presentations, he empowers the audience and guides students to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction, from the last day to the first.
Thank you, Chris, for sharing your powerful message with the St. Sebastian's Community.