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Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren Speaking at Sharon High School Tonight

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Chris Herren Comes to Sharon
The Sharon Education Foundation and Sharon High School have teamed up to provide a yearlong program designed to help educate parents, teachers, students and the community at large about the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse in and around Sharon. “It Lives Here too, Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse in Sharon”, is a multifaceted program that begins next week with a staff and faculty education program that explores substance abuse from a variety of lenses. 

Chris Herren, a young talented basketball player from Fall River realized his lifelong dream of playing for the Boston Celtics only to lose it all because of his drug and alcohol addiction. Sober since 2008, Herren has dedicated his life to staying clean and speaks to groups across the country about his experience. High School students will attend a presentation during the day that focuses on drug and alcohol use and abuse. That evening, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey will introduce this compelling program. Students, parents/guardians, and community members are invited to attend this presentation. It will end with a frank Q&A session designed to educate and enlighten people about the insidious nature of drug and alcohol abuse. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. There will be resource tables set up for additional information and support. 

The program will take place tonight at 7 p.m.

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