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As you are aware the United States in the midst of an Opioid epidemic. Its not just the opioids that are affecting our society it is also the abuse of alcohol and other substances. We at the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth are working to bring the effects of these abuses to the youth and community. On March 20, 2018 Chris Herren, NBA star, will be speaking to the community at South Side High School on the effects of drug abuse in his own life.   As reported by numerous media outlets, Chris has struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008 Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. He attends meetings daily to support his substance free lifestyle and often speaks before groups trying to overcome addiction to share his experiences and road to sobriety.

In June of 2009, Chris celebrated 1 year of sobriety and took the next step in his career to launch a basketball player development company, Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, Inc. Since the summer of 2009 Chris has trained hundreds of basketball players including some of the top basketball prospects in New England.

Chris is the founder of The Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing treatment navigation, educational and mentoring programs to those touched by addiction and to educate people of all ages on the dangers of substance abuse. In 2012 The Herren Project launched a national anti-substance abuse campaign, Project Purple, to encourage people of all ages to stand up to substance abuse.  Please visit this link to help Paint RVC Purple!   http://weblink.donorperfect.com/CHerren2018

 

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