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Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren is set to celebrate 10 years of providing motivation and helping others find their dreams on and off the court. Since 2009, Chris has shared his message with over one million students and individuals sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness.

Part of a larger community, Chris and Heather Herren have also established the Herren Project, a nonprofit organization that focuses on preventing substance use disorder, breaking the stigma and guiding individuals and their families through recovery. The community also includes Herren Wellness, a health and wellness organization that offers innovative prevention and recovery treatment solutions, with a focus on self-discovery.

While basketball is the vehicle that made much of this possible, we are developing a new focus for 2019 to expand access to Chris’s message and reach. We cannot wait to share the next part of our journey with you!

Counting Down to 2019

Celebrating 10 Years On and Off the Court.  Read more >

Basketball Junkie

BasketballJunkieMemoir by Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds

In his own works, Chris Herren tells how he nearly lost everything and everyone he loved, and how he found a way back to life. Powerful, honest, and dramatic, Basketball Junkie is a remarkable memoir, harrowing in its decent, and heartbreaking in its return.

ESPN Films: Unguarded

unguardedChris Herren, Fall River, Massachusetts’ high school basketball superstar, played for Boston College, Jerry Tarkanian’s Fresno State team, bounced around the NBA (playing for his beloved Celtics) and around the globe. After struggling with substance use for much of his career, Chris–the youngest and most talented of three generations of local heroes–has found redemption through the game.