STAR Networking Luncheon with Former Professional Athlete Chris Herren
STAR Networking Luncheon with Former Professional Athlete Chris Herren


STAR network is one of the leading educational and networking series of events in the Southeastern United States, attracting the "Who's Who" of behavioral health and addiction professionals. Our industry is ever-changing and growing, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on new developments and innovations, and hear from renown recovery speakers sharing their stories and helping their communities.

100% of proceeds collected from this event go toward supporting Banyan Treatment Center's Roots to Recovery Scholarship, which gives an individual medically monitored detoxification and 30 days of PHP, including room and board at absolutely no cost.

Our keynote speaker, Chris Herren, was a celebrated basketball star at Durfree High School in Fall River, MA and went on the play at Boston College and Fresno State. He played two seasons in the NBA, including one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics- and seven seasons overseas before losing everything to the disease of addiction.

With the help of family and the support of others in recovery, Herren worked his way to sobriety in 2008 and, one day at a time, has stayed there. His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir Basketball Junkie, the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded and most recently The First Day.

Through Herren Talks, Chris has spoken to over one million students and community members, giving hundreds of presentations to students, community groups and corporations each year sparking honest discussions about substance use and wellness.

In 2011 he established Herren Project, a nonprofit foundation, that provides prevention programs for schools, scholarships for treatment and recovery housing, as well as recovery coaching and online support for families.

Most recently, he founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program that helps guests lead healthy, substance-free lives with locations in Seekonk, MA and Warrenton, VA. His inspirational message and organizations have helped thousands of people.

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