Join Pine Grove and Southern Miss Athletics for: Rebound – The Chris Herren Story

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Raising Awareness about Opioid Addiction in Young Adults

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses is proud to present in partnership with Southern Miss Athletics, Rebound – The Chris Herren Story: Raising Awareness about Opioid Addiction in Young Adults, on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. This presentation is free and open to the community. For more information and to register, please visit

Chris Herren is a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, who dreamed of playing for his hometown team – the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Herren broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges and he was featured in Sports Illustrated. Herren achieved his dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse. Alcohol and drug free since August 1st, 2008, Herren has re-focused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Herren said, “I look forward to sharing my story at The University of Southern Mississippi. It is my hope that my journey and presentation may make a positive impact on the life of just one person in the audience.”

Debbie Sanford, Administrator of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services explained, “Our goal in presenting Chris Herren’s story is to help our community understand addiction and the devastating impact it has on the addict, and their loved ones. We also want our audience to be better equipped to make healthy decisions and recognize the warning signs of addiction, so they may seek help for themselves or a peer.” Pine Grove invites young people, their parents, coaches, educators and health care professionals to this inspiring and significant event. Following the presentation, Pine Grove’s treatment professionals will be available to help audience members with specific questions they may have about addiction.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital. Pine Grove’s world renowned programs treat gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a substance abuse healing program for adults age 40 plus. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual addiction. Inpatient Services including an Adult Psychiatric Unit, along with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Services are other components. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.

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