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February 20th, 2012
04:39 PM ET

'Basketball junkie' shares story of loss

Brooke speaks with ex-NBA star Chris Herren, who bares the details of his life as a heroin addict during his playing days for the Celtics and Nuggets.  As he explains, Herren's bright future as a second-round draft pick in 1999 NBA Draft was derailed, and ultimately cut short, by his addiction.  Herren describes in heartbreaking detail the damage that his dependence on drugs did to his personal, professional, and family life.  He also details the work he is now doing to ensure that other young people don't repeat the same mistakes that he made.

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  1. Raymond Tamasi

    As one of those treatment centers that reached out to Chris, Gosnold on Cape Cod is very proud of his efforts to raise awareness about addiction. Keep up the great work Chris. We are with you–one day at a time.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  2. dustyvt

    Great stuff! Regardless of how you feel about AA, you have to respect Mr. Herren for his commitment to helping other addicts. His work is a perfect example of the 12th step in action, and I am inspired by his powerful message and story.

    I cannot understand why the headline calls this a "story of loss," however, as it seems to me to be a story of hope, transformation, and the "sunlight of the spirit" vanquishing darkness and despair.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm |

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