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Ex-NBA player Chris Herren gives 'spellbinding' talk in Havre de Grace about addiction, recovery

Ex-NBA player Chris Herren gives 'spellbinding' talk in Havre de Grace about addiction, recovery

As a point guard for the Boston Celtics, Chris Herren’s dreams of playing in the NBA had seemingly come true. In reality, he was trapped in a nightmare of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, OxyContin and heroin.

Herren spoke to 325 people at Havre de Grace High School Tuesday evening about his descent into addiction, the loss of his career and his miraculous recovery in a presentation titled “Rebound,” sponsored by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and the Havre de Grace High School PTSA.

Herren’s appearance was organized in conjunction with Harford County’s observance of Recovery Month. He had spoken to a group at The John Carroll School in Bel Air in...

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