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CHANGING THE CONVERSATION
ON SUBSTANCE USE

FOCUSING ON THE FIRST DAY NOT THE LAST

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ON SUBSTANCE USE

FOCUSING ON THE FIRST DAY NOT THE LAST

SPEAKER ADVOCATE VOICE FOR CHANGE

Chris Herren is a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic of substance use prevention and a wellness advocate. Since 2009, Chris has spoken to over one million students, athletes and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. A person in long-term recovery, Chris continues 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 – changing the focus from the last day to the first.

SPEAKER ADVOCATE
VOICE FOR CHANGE

Chris Herren is a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic of substance use prevention and a wellness advocate. Since 2009, Chris has spoken to over one million students, athletes and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. A person in long-term recovery, Chris continues 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 – changing the focus from the last day to the first.

PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL

Through engaging talks, Chris inspires people to identify the “Why” in their story, to start the conversation on wellness and come TOGETHER to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery. Prevention is ALL of our responsibility.

PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL

Through engaging talks, Chris inspires people to identify the “Why” in their story, to start the conversation on wellness and come TOGETHER to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery. Prevention is ALL of our responsibility.

Chris shared his message of prevention with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

WE NEED TO ASK THE QUESTION “WHY”

“When we ask someone to think of a picture of a person suffering from the disease of addiction, they think of someone on their last day. Each person started their life just like you. Full of hope and choices that lead them on their path. We need to ask the question Why? The “Why” is the beginning. It’s about feeling comfortable in your skin and making choices to be the best you.”

-Chris Herren

WE NEED TO ASK THE QUESTION “WHY”

“When we ask someone to think of a picture of a person suffering from the disease of addiction, they think of someone on their last day. Each person started their life just like you. Full of hope and choices that lead them on their path. We need to ask the question Why? The “Why” is the beginning. It’s about feeling comfortable in your skin and making choices to be the best you.”

-Chris Herren

THE FIRST DAY

Coming in 2019 

Chris Herren and Emmy Award Winning Director, Jonathan Hock, bring you The First Day, an innovative film project with a look into the struggles facing our youth today. From substance use to mental wellness and harmful behaviors, Chris Herren, is able to tackle the most difficult issues with a unique connection that can be felt through the lens of the camera. His words resonate and make an impact with a focus on the beginning; The First Day.

THE FIRST DAY

Coming in 2019 

Chris Herren and Emmy Award Winning Director, Jonathan Hock, bring you The First Day, an innovative film project with a look into the struggles facing our youth today. From substance use to mental wellness and harmful behaviors, Chris Herren, is able to tackle the most difficult issues with a unique connection that can be felt through the lens of the camera. His words resonate and make an impact with a focus on the beginning; The First Day.

GIVING BACK

Chris has shared his message across the United States, inspiring honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and the disease of addiction with a focus on wellness. Chris and Heather Herren, have also established two organizations designed to support the Herren Talks platform and provide recovery resources and navigation to all people in need of assistance.

GIVING BACK

Chris has shared his message across the United States, inspiring honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and the disease of addiction with a focus on wellness. Chris and Heather Herren, have also established two organizations designed to support the Herren Talks platform and provide recovery resources and navigation to all people in need of assistance.

Herren Project, founded in 2011, is a nonprofit organization that focuses on navigating substance use disorder by providing individuals and their families with resources and support along the path to recovery. Programs include recovery navigation and access to treatment, online support groups and family support services, prevention education programs and student outreach.

Herren Wellness, is a health and wellness organization that offers innovative prevention and recovery treatment solutions, with a focus on self-discovery. The centers use a holistic approach that that combines self-help basics with emotional care and support, we help individuals and families lead drug free, fulfilling and productive lives. Each person is met where they are at and treated as an individual.

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