Chris Herren: Dealing With Addiction During The Coronavirus


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Chris Herren‘s story is pretty well known by now.

Herren was a SUPERSTAR (a literal ALL CAPS superstar) at Durfee High School in Fall River. He scored over 2,000 points and was one of the most talented players to ever come out of New England. Herren and his team were featured in the book Fall River Dreams by Providence Journal writer Bill Reynolds.

He was a 1994 McDonald’s All-American who decided to stay home and play for Boston College. After a series of failed drug tests, he transferred to Fresno State to play for the legendary Jerry Tarkanian; a coach well known for giving players a second chance.

It looked like Herren was back on track when he was named to the All-WAC first team in 1996 and 1997. Unfortunately, he announced he would miss part of the 97-98 season to seek treatment for an ongoing struggle due to substance use disorder.

Despite his struggles, Chris realized his lifelong dream …click here to continue reading