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Education

Glenbard Parent Series to feature former NBA player's tale of drug addiction, recovery

The Glenbard Parent Series – Navigating Healthy Families will present a talk by former NBA player Chris Herren, who will discuss his road from substance abuse to recovery.

“Unguarded – It’s Never too Late to Follow Your Dreams" will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the auditorium at Glenbard North High School, 990 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream.

Herren, who once played for the Boston Celtics, will walk attendees through his rise to NBA stardom to his struggle with heroin addiction and eventual rebound in recovery, according to a Glenbard District 87 news release.

Herren is the author of "Basketball Junkie" and the subject of the ESPN film "Unguarded."

The program is free and open to all. No registration is required. A Parent-to-Parent discussion will take place before the event at 6:30 p.m.

All Glenbard students will hear Herren's presentation at all-school assemblies Feb. 20 and 21 during Live Life Well Week.

The Glenbard Parent Series is funded by the Cebrin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, in partnership with The Cooperative Association for Special Education. Additional funding for the programs comes from the DuPage Medical Group, Rosecrance and the Trust Company of Illinois.

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