Monday November 16, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Natick High School 
15 West Street
NATICK, MA 01760

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SOAR Natick  (Supporting Our Addicts Recovery) 



The Chris Herren Story:

A Community Wide Conversation about the Opiate Epidemic 

For the entire community; especially parents of middle, high school and college aged students.

Go HERE for a brochure with more information about this event! 

Chris Herren is former NBA basketball player, motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate who struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drug-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

He shares his harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews throughout the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject.

With the hope of reaching just one person and making an impact in their life, Chris travels the United States sharing his story with professional athletic teams and leagues including the NBA, NFL and MLB, University and Colleges, High Schools and Community Groups. Since 2009 he has spoken to over 500,000 people nationwide and is thankful for each day that he can share his story to further a message of hope and that is it never too late to start a new chapter in your life. 

Sponsored by The Reddish Foundation and presented by SOAR Natick* (Supporting Our Addicts Recovery), in partnership with SPARK Kindness, Inc., the Natick Public Schools and NTY (Natick Together for Youth) in response to the current substance abuse epidemic. A powerful presentation you will not want to miss! 

*SOAR Natick's Mission Statement:  Motivated by the devastation caused from the opiate abuse epidemic in Natick, a small group of Natick mothers formed SOAR in June 2014.  Our hope is to help one another deal with the agony of a child ill with Substance Use Disorder, to raise awareness of addiction, reduce stigma, support recovery and sponsor community outreach initiatives.