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National Recovery Month Kick Off Luncheon  (4362)

09/06/2012 12:00 PM - 09/06/2012 1:30 PM

The Recovery Month Kick Off Luncheon provides an informative and celebratory luncheon for the Recovery Month Planning Partners, Sponsoring Organizations, and others.

Location: Cannon Office Building, Caucus Room

Independence Avenue and 1st Street
Washington, DC 20003
United States

Sponsoring Organizations: NAADAC, Gosnold on Cape Cod, CADCA, NADCP, Alkermes, Reckitt Benckiser.

Type of Event: Celebration

Program Agenda: Going from shooting free throws to shooting heroin, Chris Herren knows all about addiction. His inspiring story of recovery will be featured at this year's Recovery Month kickoff luncheon, hosted by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Recovery Month, held every September, spreads the positive message that prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders is available and that recovery in all its forms is possible. NAADAC is pleased to welcome Chris Herren as this
year's kickoff keynote speaker. A basketball legend from Fall River, Mass., Herren realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream. A standout high school player, he played for
legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian at California State University, Fresno. At Fresno State he held school records in both assists and steals. He ultimately was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and later played for the Boston Celtics. Herren’s basketball success
concealed a darker side, and his dream soon became a nightmare of addiction – first alcohol, then cocaine and finally heroin. After extensive rehabilitation stays

Invited Officials / Presenters: Chris Herron, H. Wesley Clark, Administrator Pamela Hyde

Targeted participants for this year's event: 200

Primary Contact:
55 Wheeler St

Cambridge, MA  02138

United States



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