Overcoming Addiction

Chris Herren at high schoolHe had it all, lost it all and now is telling all.

His name is Chris Herren. He’s a former professional basketball player whose addictions ended his career. His life story was the subject of the Emmy-nominated ESPN documentary, “Unguarded.”

Herren was a Massachusetts high school basketball legend who played professionally for the Boston Celtics before drug use ended his career. He now criss-crosses the country telling his story. Herren’s  presentation is both moving and inspiring.

Herren will speak in the Allyn Hall Gymnasium Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is free for OCC students and employees with a valid Lazer card. Tickets are $5 for high school students and $10 for the all other attendees. Contact the SRC Arena box office at (315) 498-2772 for more information.

Chris Herren’s appearance is sponsored by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.