Glenbard Parent Series: Former NBA player to share his journey from addiction to sobriety

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Updated 2/7/2018 8:56 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Unguarded -- My Message to Parents: A Conversation With Former NBA player Chris Herren" on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

In this brutally honest presentation, Herren will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. He will share his struggles as he explains gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving, and self-harm.

Herren battled to overcome his addiction for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since 2008, Herren has dedicated his life to his family, sobriety, and educating people on the dangers of substance abuse.

Herren is the founder of The Herren Project/Project Purple, a nonprofit committed to encouraging people to live drug-free and make their dreams a reality.

This program will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. in Lombard.

At the conclusion of Herren's remarks, please join in a community conversation in Glenbard East's auditorium.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and Trust Company of Illinois.

For information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

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