About

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WHO WE ARE

Herren Project was founded in 2011 by former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, with the goal of helping others navigate the road to recovery from the disease of addiction. Herren Project has since helped thousands of individuals and their families from anywhere within the United States with treatment navigation and family support services as well as brought awareness to substance use prevention.

Herren Project was founded in 2011 by former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, with the goal of helping others navigate the road to recovery from the disease of addiction. Herren Project has since helped thousands of individuals and their families from anywhere within the United States with treatment navigation and family support services as well as brought awareness to substance use prevention.

OUR HISTORY

Within hours of an overdose from heroin in June of 2008, Chris Herren was released from a Fall River Hospital. Only partially through detoxification from the drugs and alcohol in his body, with no healthcare coverage and little money to his name, he was back out on the street overwhelmed by a sense of shame, with few options and no place to turn. Friends stepped in and with modest financial support and a strong hand helped Chris through an extended treatment program and a return to sober living. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008 Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

OUR HISTORY

Within hours of an overdose from heroin in June of 2008, Chris Herren was released from a Fall River Hospital. Only partially through detoxification from the drugs and alcohol in his body, with no healthcare coverage and little money to his name, he was back out on the street overwhelmed by a sense of shame, with few options and no place to turn. Friends stepped in and with modest financial support and a strong hand helped Chris through an extended treatment program and a return to sober living. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008 Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

“There is no greater gift than sharing recovery with others. Watching the trust build and healing start. Wellness starts within each of us. It is a choice to live, make positive decisions and be better.”
– Chris Herren

“There is no greater gift than sharing recovery with others. Watching the trust build and healing start. Wellness starts within each of us. It is a choice to live, make positive decisions and be better.” – Chris Herren

Chris Herren’s story and his redemptive rise from the depths of addiction were captured through the publication of the book, Basketball Junkie and the release of the ESPN Films documentary, Unguarded. As a result, Chris Herren has received thousands of desperate “calls for help” from others facing addiction. Herren Project was formed in 2011 to answer those calls, increase education and public awareness on substance use disorder and the disease of addiction with the goal of helping individuals through every stage of recovery.

HOW WE HELP

TREATMENT NAVIGATION & RECOVERY

Herren Project works with individuals and families to navigate quality treatment options for those suffering from the disease of addiction. From identification of the facility through placement, our team will help you through the process. Herren Projects provides sober living and recovery coaching scholarships to maintain a life of long term recovery.

FIND TREATMENT

SUPPORT SERVICES

Herren Project offers online support groups moderated by trained clinicians, resources for family members looking to help a loved one, and healing packages for individuals taking the next step in their recovery. Herren Project also provides ongoing support for alumni through weekly meetings, outings, events and recovery celebrations.

SUPPORT SERVICES

PREVENTION & OUTREACH

Herren Project empowers youth and communities to stand up and make a difference by motivating students and community members to embrace a message of making healthy life choices, free from drugs and alcohol. Students learn through Herren Project Clubs that they do not need drugs and alcohol to meet life’s challenges; that they are perfect just the way they are.

PREVENTION

“Herren Project are people who really care.  After we lost our only child to the disease of substance use disorder, they gave us positive direction and a healing atmosphere. Now we are ready to advocate for the recovery of anyone with this disease. Being part of the Herren Project family gets us through tough times.  We are grateful to you.”  –  Marianna and Charlie McKee

“Herren Project are people who really care.  After we lost our only child to the disease of substance use disorder, they gave us positive direction and a healing atmosphere. Now we are ready to advocate for the recovery of anyone with this disease. Being part of the Herren Project family gets us through tough times.  We are grateful to you.”  –  Marianna and Charlie McKee

SUPPORT. RECOVER. OVERCOME.