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Chris Herren Visits HHS

posted Apr 14, 2015, 10:59 AM by Thomas Reeve   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 2:06 PM ]
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Chris Herren and
The Herren Project
This morning (April 14th) at Holliston High School, students and faculty joined together for a very powerful experience. Chris Herren, former NBA Celtics star and recovering drug and alcohol addict, spoke to the student body about his experience reaching the height of his career, only to lose it all because of drugs and alcohol. Sober since 2008, he now speaks to high schools and organizations across the country about his journey and what he has learned from both the mistakes he has made and from the stories others share with him on a daily basis. 

For many students, the message was very personal and emotional and we encourage students to speak with guidance counselors and/or adjustment counselors if they need further assistance. We also encourage students to discuss the assembly with parents/guardians to open the lines of communication. The assembly highlighted the need to be confident in who you are as a person without drugs and alcohol, the dangers of the rapid escalation from the first time a person tries a substance to reaching a level of addiction, and the importance of asking the question, "Why do you feel you need to drink or do drugs, why are you not enough on your own?" Overall, students and faculty spoke very highly of the experience, and subsequent conversations will continue throughout the year.

For additional information on Chris Herren and his organization, please visit: http://www.theherrenproject.org

Photo courtesy of The Herren Project



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