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Former NBA Player Chris Herren Shares His Battle With Drug Addiction at the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations


SPOKANE, Washington—Chris Herren graduated from high school in the rundown mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts as a McDonald’s High School All-American basketball player and ranked 9th in the country. He had scholarship offers from practically every school in the nation. He chose Boston College, and Sports Illustrated published his full-page photo at age 18. His future was bright. That’s when he fell into a decade-long struggle with drugs and alcohol—a downward spiral that would eventually cause him to lose everything he had fought to achieve. While Herren derailed his basketball career and nearly lost his family, in the long run, he found redemption by becoming drug-free.

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