The Truth About Addiction

The Truth About Addiction
Presented by Spartan Training®

Christopher Herren:  The Truth About Addiction

A former Celtics NBA player, Christopher Herren speaks honestly and openly about his addictions and his path to recovery. Whether dealing with addiction, or the day to day problems of life, Herren advocates doing things the hard way.  He believes kids need to learn to deal head on with the real and difficult emotions life can bring, this will reduce the temptation to mask and avoid them with drugs and alcohol. Just like physical and mental resilience - emotional resilience is a key building block for success.Overcoming addiction has been his greatest obstacle.  His sobriety, his greatest accomplishment. His dedication to helping others led him to found the Herren Project: to Support. Recover. Overcome. Sometimes the hard thing is asking for help. This episode reminds us to reach out for help when we need it, because extraordinary resources are available.

Spartan Up, Episode 238

Christopher Herren —Life Lessons

  • Ask why, rather than who or how, when it comes to substance use and abuse.
  • Celebrate the kids who are doing it right, their voices should be heard.
  • Learn emotional resilience.
  • Recovery is a lifestyle, it’s a culture and way to live .


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0:00 Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny & Dr. L introduce this weeks interview

1:40 Interview begins

3:45 how addiction starts

6:00 how can we prevent addiction?

8:30 giving kids a platform to express how they feel

8:40 31 Habits: Swapping Grains for Greens

10:45 Powerful Foods Break

12:45 Interview continues - playing basketball with an addiction

15:45 the greatest accomplishment of his life

19:00 Col. Nye, Dr. Johnny & Dr. L discuss how you can integrate lessons learned from Christopher’s journey in recovery to your everyday life


Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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