Chris Herren To Address Manhasset Students On Substance Abuse

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Manhasset students have the opportunity this evening, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. to hear an incredible story about a former athlete who had the world in his hand and watched it disappear by his hand as he slipped into the world of alcoholism and substance abuse.

This program is a must for every student regardless of whether they are athletes or not. Rebound: The Chris Herren story will be held at the Manhasset High School Auditorium.
A basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, Chris Herren achieved his dream of excelling on the basketball court and playing for the Boston Celtics. However, this success was soon lost as he battled a dark descent into addiction.

To learn more about Chris Herren visit his website www.theherrenproject.org.

Families play an important role in healthy youth development and preventing youth substance use (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, medication misuse, and other drug use). Youth substance use decreases when drugs are perceived as harmful. By sharing his story, Chris hopes to reach individuals and families to make a positive difference in their lives.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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