Former NBA player Chris Herren discusses overcoming drug abuse and using WHOOP to combat addiction.
Chris Herren was a high school and college basketball star who eventually made his way to the NBA, but also saw his career and life derailed by drug and alcohol abuse. Now 12 years sober, Chris is one of the leading addiction prevention and recovery advocates in the country and uses WHOOP at his treatment centers to help people find their path to recovery. He discusses his pathway to addiction (4:46 ), going from top recruit to getting kicked out of college (8:49 ), his addiction to painkillers (14:45 ), a downward spiral (16:50 ), buying drugs before games (19:16 ), getting addicted to heroin (24:34 ), letting his loved ones down (27:53 ), using his platform to help others (31:26 ), the role of WHOOP in addiction treatment (33:42 ), why self confidence and drug use often go hand-in-hand (42:50 ), the turning point in his life (44:00 ), and making a difference in the lives of others (46:29 ).
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