By Alyssa Francis
Red Lion Senior High held an assembly in regard to the ongoing heroin epidemic. Former athlete, Chris Herren, came and told his story in front of the students and staff on April 3rd. His story has impacted many people and expresses the major damages addiction can bring.
Chris Herren was a rising basketball star, on his way to becoming a professional player before drugs swept away his career. He was first 18 when his college roommate pressured him into snorting cocaine. Weeks later, Herren fell, broke his wrist, tested positive for drugs, then was kicked off the team.
Chris was grateful when he was given a second chance to play the following year. “I was living a double life,” said Herren referring to balancing basketball and partying.
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