GHS drug, alcohol presentation April 12; community event at 7 p.m.

On April 12, former professional basketball player Chris Herren will speak to Goshen High School students and the Goshen community aboutĀ his experiences with addiction that impacted his life and derailed his career as a professional athlete.

During his presentation, titled “Rebound,” Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, smoking pot, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. A presentation will be held for high school students during the school day, and an evening presentation will be held at 7 p.m. for the community.

This event is hosted by Team EVA.

About Chris Herren

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.