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Recovery & Prevention of Substance Use Disorder

Services and support to help us all live healthy, fulfilling lives free from the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.

Treatment, Recovery & Prevention of Substance Use Disorder

Services and support to help us all live healthy, fulfilling lives free from the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.

Addiction Support Services

If you are an individual or family member affected by the disease of addiction, we can help. From finding quality treatment for drug or alcohol addiction to providing support for family members and loved ones, our trusted team and network of is here to help you start the journey of getting the clinical and emotional support you need and deserve to find recovery.

How Can We Help?

INDIVIDUALS & FAMLY MEMBERS fill out the inquiry form and a Herren Project team member will be in touch within 24 hours.

CASE MANAGERS click here.

If you or a loved one require immediate medical attention, please call 911 or proceed to your local hospital emergency room.

Online Support Groups

Free weekly online support groups for family members affected by substance use disorder. Each group is designed to support, inspire and empower one another to better cope and live life to the fullest.

Team Herren Project

A welcoming community of individuals committed to raising funds for Herren Project and positive awareness for addiction through athletic fundraising events. Teammates come from all across the world and from all walks of life.

Herren Project Clubs

School-based prevention program based on social-emotional learning designed to create a peer network in schools to empower students to make healthy choices, live substance-free lives and provide a safe space to be who they are.

Our Mission

Support. Inspire. Empower.

At Herren Project, it is our mission to help individuals and families of all ages to live healthy, fulfilling lives by preventing substance misuse, celebrating recovery, and creating resilient communities.

After decades of a stigmatized societal approach to addiction, we feel it’s important to change the conversation around substance use disorder. We’re painting recovery and prevention in a more positive and empowering light. We are celebrating the power of wellness and the impact it can have on the prevention of substance abuse, recovery from addiction and general well-being.

Chris Herren’s Story

In June of 2008, within hours of a heroin overdose, Chris Herren was released from a hospital and sent back out on the street. Only partially through detoxification from the drugs and alcohol in his body, with no healthcare coverage and little money to his name, he was overwhelmed by a sense of shame, with few options and no place to turn. Thankfully, friends stepped in to support Chris – emotionally and financially – and helped him get into an extended treatment program to recover from substance use disorder. Chris has been sober since August 1, 2008 and is loving all that a life in recovery offers – fatherhood, friendship and family – while making a difference in the lives of others.

MORE ABOUT CHRIS HERREN

Chris Herren’s Story

In June of 2008, within hours of a heroin overdose, Chris Herren was released from a hospital and sent back out on the street. Only partially through detoxification from the drugs and alcohol in his body, with no healthcare coverage and little money to his name, he was overwhelmed by a sense of shame, with few options and no place to turn. Thankfully, friends stepped in to support Chris – emotionally and financially – and helped him get into an extended treatment program to recover from substance use disorder. Chris has been sober since August 1, 2008 and is loving all that a life in recovery offers – fatherhood, friendship and family – while making a difference in the lives of others.

MORE ABOUT CHRIS HERREN

changing the conversation on substance use disorder

Since 2011, Herren Project has awarded

$5,808,149 Million

to individuals through in-kind scholarships and Herren Project grants for recovery and treatment-related expenses.

Herren Project is Making an Impact

The addiction epidemic in the United States is not slowing down. Over 21 million Americans have at least one addiction with only 1 in 10 able to receive the quality treatment they deserve to recover. Drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1990 with and estimated 299 dying every day.

Since 2011, Herren Project has received numerous, daily calls for help. Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, all wanting to be free from the chains of drugs and alcohol. Herren Project has worked with thousands of individuals, families, students and community members from all across the country to live a life free from the negative effects of substances.

Thanks to our donors, we are making a positive impact in minimizing the effects of substance use disorder and bridging the gaps to create a happier, healthier society…one person, one family, one community at a time.

Financial support for addiction recovery

2,823 received treatment placement assistance

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1,328 families received support services

support for addiction recovery

1,100 healing packages delivered to families

Since 2011, Herren Project has awarded

$7,576,318 Million

to individuals through in-kind scholarships and Herren Project grants for treatment and treatment-related expenses.

Herren Project is Making an Impact

The addiction epidemic in the United States is not slowing down. Over 21 million Americans have at least one addiction with only 1 in 10 able to receive the quality treatment they deserve to recover. Drug overdose deaths have tripled since 1990 with 192 dying every day.

Since 2011, Herren Project has received numerous, daily calls for help. Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, all wanting to be free from the chains of drugs and alcohol. Herren Project has worked with thousands of individuals, families, students and community members from all across the country to live a life free from the negative effects of substances.

Thanks to our donors, we are making a positive impact in minimizing the effects of substance use disorder and creating a happier, healthier society…one person, one family, one community at a time.

Financial support for addiction recovery

2,295 received treatment placement assistance

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1,730 families received support services

support for addiction recovery

1,172 healing packages delivered to families

“I am grateful to the dedicated team at Herren Project. They guided my family on our journey to recovery and taught us what we needed to know about the disease of addiction. I was able to become strong and set the boundaries needed for my son to choose recovery. I will always be thankful for their dedication to the work they do each day to help so many families.” – Lisa C.

“I think the biggest impact Herren Project Clubs has made on our students at Hungary Creek Middle School is the reminder that we all struggle – with something. It may not be drugs or alcohol, but everyone struggles. It’s given us an opportunity to learn how to cope with these issues, together. We continue to create awareness for our students based on the club activities and that has been a tremendous success.” – Josh G.

“I ran 39 miles on 6/28 to honor the 39 years of my brother’s life. In turn I received a gift I didn’t expect – the gift of community and support. I spent my life keeping my story a secret, when what I needed most was a community to know my truth. That is something the Herren Project gives fully. I found a family, by letting myself be seen and heard that day.” – Rebekah B.

Recovery is Possible

Stories of Recovery & Hope

We are committed to walking with individuals and families on their journeys to recovery, healing and overall wellness. Your donations directly impact the lives of men and women like these.

If you would like to join us in making an impact, we ask you to donate today and support the cause.

Recovery is Possible

Stories of Recovery & Hope

We are committed to walking with individuals and families on their journeys to recovery, healing and overall wellness. Your donations directly impact the lives of men and women like these.

If you would like to join us in making an impact, we ask you to donate today and support the cause.

Ways to Give Back

Spread the Message and Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved at Herren Project. Whether you’re a student, a business owner, an athlete or a community member – everyone can make an impact!

  • Organize an event
  • Create a Memorial in the Name of a Loved One
  • Host an Online Fundraiser
  • Shop Amazon Smile
  • Join Team Herren Project
  • Make a Donation

Ways to Give Back

Spread the Message and Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved at Herren Project. Whether you’re a student, a business owner, an athlete or a community member – everyone can make an impact!

  • Organize an event
  • Create a Memorial in the Name of a Loved One
  • Host an Online Fundraiser
  • Shop Amazon Smile
  • Join Team Herren Project
  • Make a Donation

Give the Gift of Addiction Recovery and Prevention

To help fund Herren Project’s services, please consider a donation today!

Give the Gift of Addiction Recovery and Prevention

To help fund Herren Project’s services, please consider a donation today!

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