Prevention Starts with All: The Chris Herren Story (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his brutally honest journey to recovery. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. In long term recovery since 2008, Chris will inspire the audience to start the conversation on wellness and educate patients on the disease of addiction. Additionally, he will address the themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and the responsibility of prevention starting with us all. It is his hope that strength will be found in the struggle and communities will come TOGETHER to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery.
Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
- Recognize the many faces of addiction
- Review the importance of prevention
- Describe the path to recovery as a lifelong journey
- Identify ways that healthcare professionals can better address addiction and advocate for patients
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