Countdown Top 5 Podcasts in 2021: June 7, 2021 Chris joined the Knockin Doorz Down Podcast to share his journey to recovery and how he is making a positive difference today.
After founding Hoop Dreams (now Herren Talks), he wrote a book in 2011 called ‘Basketball Junkie: A Memoir’. In 2012, It was turned into a documentary called “Unguarded” and nominated for 2 Emmy Awards. Chris Herren now devotes his time to sharing his story and his non-profit, Herren Project. In 2018, he opened Herren Wellness, with one location in Virginia, one in Massachusetts, that specializes in health and wellness, and recovery for addicts. The program requires honesty, bring transparent, and the ability to not break from the routine. A very inclusive approach that includes the whole dynamic of family & friends of the person in recovery.
He describes the involvement of their therapists, life coaches, and other medical staff when they are accepting a new addict for treatment. According to Chris, they are very involved in the recovery process, more so than similar programs. This is his new passion and new drive in his life & hopes to reach & help as many people as possible.