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ALL IN provides information and education in 3 key areas

 

Alcohol & Substance Awareness
Mental Health & Wellness
Safety & Preventable Injuries

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MBJH and MBHS Assemblies

 

Chris Herren's visit to Mountain Brook will include assemblies at Mountain Brook High School and Mountain Brook Junior High. Following a film about his basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will share experiences that impacted his life as a teenager, athlete, and speaker, empowering our youth to rethink how they look at the disease of addiction, from the last day to the first. He will touch on such topics as drinking, smoking marijuana and vaping, pill use, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. To conclude, he will take questions from students.

Community Presentation:
Prevention Starts with All:
The Chris Herren Story

January 27, 2022, 7:00 PM

Mountain Brook High School


PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL: THE CHRIS HERREN STORY In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his recovery journey in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a 5-minute film introducing Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA which began to unravel by making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and the responsibility of prevention starting with us all. To conclude the event Chris will take questions from the audience.

An extraordinary basketball player, Chris Herren was a high school star in his native Fall River, MA. He then played at Boston College and Fresno State, and then two seasons in the NBA—ncluding one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics—and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to the disease of addiction. With the unwavering support of his family and friends, Chris has been sober since 2008, and now shares his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others. His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, Basketball Junkie, the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in local, national, and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated, among others. Chris has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions about substance use disorder and wellness. For more about Chris, visit https://herrentalks.com

Chris Herren
in Mountain Brook

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fall 2021 program schedule is available.
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