“As long as I’m granted another day sober, that’s the good life.” – Chris Herren
Chris Herren, former NBA basketball player, author and wellness advocate, has shared his story of substance-use recovery with over 1 million people nationwide. In this episode, Brian interviews Chris about his struggle with addiction, his path to sobriety and his ongoing mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- How his addictions took hold.
- How he battled back to sobriety.
- How he is helping other people.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
“Fall River Dreams,” by Bill Reynolds
“Unguarded,” ESPN Films 30 For 30
“Silver Linings Playbook,” movie
“Cinema Paradiso,” movie
“Cool Hand Luke,” movie
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:
“There was always another mountain to climb, you know. And by the time I got there, I was just tired.” – Chris Herren
“I believe the word ‘rock bottom’ has killed a lot of people. I believe it’s prevented a lot of families from doing the right thing and intervening much earlier.” – Chris Herren
“People who put more time into this early on, the chances of staying sober longer are much greater.” – Chris Herren
“When it comes to this topic, we talk about the worst day and we forget the first day.” – Chris Herren
“I’m an athlete. I’m a competitor. And I believe that recovery has given me a competitive edge. I believe it’s made me better in all facets of my life.” – Chris Herren