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SHARING HIS STORY

Since 2009, Chris Herren has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. Now 10 years sober, Chris is continuing to share his story nationally with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction.

Since 2009, Chris Herren has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. Now 10 years sober, Chris is continuing to share his story nationally with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction.

“The focus oftentimes is on the worst day when it comes to speaking about addiction. We need to understand how this begins rather than how it ends. Prevention starts on the first day.” – Chris Herren

“The focus oftentimes is on the worst day when it comes to speaking about addiction. We need to understand how this begins rather than how it ends. Prevention starts on the first day.” – Chris Herren

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Below are student-produced stories, video features and talks that highlight Chris’s path to recovery, his mission to help just one and the impact of his message.

Below are student-produced stories, video features and talks that highlight Chris’s path to recovery, his mission to help just one and the impact of his message.

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“What I’ve learned speaking publicly is that there’s strength in struggle and people need to hear it. They need to hear how dark it gets and how great being sober can be. The stigma around addiction cuts so deep that once you’re labeled a heroin addict, there’s no place to go and that’s the furthest thing from the truth.”

“What I’ve learned speaking publicly is that there’s strength in struggle and people need to hear it. They need to hear how dark it gets and how great being sober can be. The stigma around addiction cuts so deep that once you’re labeled a heroin addict, there’s no place to go and that’s the furthest thing from the truth.”