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REBOUND – The Chris Herren Story

Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sports Illustrated and became the focus of an acclaimed book, Fall River Dreams. 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 August 1, 2008, he 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 interviews throughout the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject.

Please join us for an inspiring presentation featuring former NBA professional basketball player, Chris Herren. A tale of descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery and his new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching at least one person and making a difference in their life.

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Intervention eBook: What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs

This e-book answers parents’ most pressing questions about confronting their child about his or her use. Learn what is a drug or alcohol Intervention, how do I know for sure if my teen is using, how should I prepare for a talk with my child, how do I make sure the talk is productive and what if my child needs outside help.

Intervention eBook: What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs

Friends of Recovery – NY (FOR – NY)

1529 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203
(518) 487-4395

Friends of Recovery –New York (FOR-NY) is a statewide Recovery Community Organization (RCO) working on behalf of thousands of individuals and families in New York to educate decision makers and the public about addiction recovery. We are dedicated to ending discrimination and removing barriers to treatment, housing, and employment; and we support the expansion of recovery support services for individuals and families.

Young People in Recovery (YPR)– Hudson Chapter

Eushabell Rodriguez:
360 Solaris, Warren St.,
Hudson, NY 12534
Facebook: YPR-HUDSON

Local chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other effective recovery resources.

Check Facebook page for local workshops, support groups, meetings

For Parents: What to Look For

Do you suspect that your child is abusing alcohol or using drugs?  Are you worried?  Have you noticed some changes with your child?  As a parent, it is normal to be concerned.
  – NCAAD (National Council Alcoholism and Drug Dependence)