Friday, May 17, 2013
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Thursday, January 17
The Ramapo Girls Basketball team 'Goes Purple' in honor of Project Purple, an anti-substance abuse campaign started by Chris Herren. Herren also launched The Herren Project, which provides assistance to families affected by addiction. The team wore purple shirts for warm up and purple socks to support the cause, according to Coach Sandra Gordon. Have a question or news tip for Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The organization assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Saturday, January 12
Ramapo High School “Goes Purple” on Jan. 11 to support Project Purple, an anti-substance abuse awareness program. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player who struggled with substance abuse throughout his basketball career. The program assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. Project Purple’s goals are to create awareness and educate the public on the epidemic of substance abuse while encouraging teens and people of all ages to make good choices and stand up to drugs and alcohol. The program also works to raise funds to provide effective treatment solutions for those who need assistance to overcome substance abuse …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
When Chris Herren’s drug addiction became his sole focus his lifelong dream fell right through his hands.
More than a thousand students walked into the gymnasium at Ramapo High School on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to hear former NBA star, Chris Herren, tell his story. Herren spoke of a life of destruction, disaster, and failure, all brought on by an unmatched athletic talent, a dream, and unbearable pressure. His goal is simple: save one kid from going down the path of alcohol, drug addiction and suicidal thoughts that took him 14 years to overcome. Herren began by predicting that some of the students in the crowd would shrug off his message because this kind of thing wouldn’t happen to them. Herren admitted that he was that kid in high school who disputed anyone with an anti-drug message. But, contrary to his challenge, the student body hung on every…