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Rebound the Chris Herren Story

Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

Raising Awareness about Opioid Addiction in Young Adults

Please join Pine Grove in partnership with Southern Miss Athletics for an inspiring presentation featuring former NBA professional basketball player, Chris Herren. It’s a tale of a harrowing descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery and Herren’s new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life.

Chris Herren is a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, who dreamed of playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Herren broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, and he was featured in Sports Illustrated. Herren achieved his dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse. Alcohol and drug free since August 1st, 2008, Herren re-focused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

This is an important presentation for South Mississippi’s youth, their parents, coaches, educators, and health care professionals. Please make plans to attend this significant and free community wide event.

*Please note that online registration is now closed for this event.

For more information please contact Colleen Munkel, Director of Business Development, at


  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018


  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  • USM Thad Cochran Center
    121 West Memorial Drive
    Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Addiction Resources

Content written and sourced from published reports by Pine Grove's Clinical Therapists.

Warning Signs of Chemical Dependency

*If you are in an emergency situation, please contact 911 or seek help at the nearest emergency department

Dependence on alcohol or other drugs is a widespread problem. Many times, people don’t recognize it. Chemical dependency is the inability to control the use of some physical substance and not being able to limit how much is used. If you have a dependency problem, recognizing the warning signs can help you move toward a happier and healthier life.

Here are some signs that might indicate a chemical dependency problem:

  • Trying to cut down or quit using a substance and failing at it
  • Blackouts or lapses of memory after use
  • Using the substance while alone or hiding the evidence of use
  • Using the substance to forget about problems or worries
  • Doing things under the influence that cause regrets afterwards
  • Not being able to enjoy an event without the substance
  • Neglecting responsibilities in order to use the substance
  • Family, friends, or your employer expresses concerns about your substance use
  • Being willing to do almost anything to get the substance
  • Financial or legal problems from using the substance

Recognizing that there is a problem is the first step toward recovering.

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Abuse

*If you are in an emergency situation, please contact 911 or seek help at the nearest emergency department

Additionally, the increase in opioid abuse has forced many to reexamine the way we think about addiction. Many people that become addicted to opioids are initially prescribed opioids to treat legitimate pain. Below are some signs and symptoms of opioid abuse.

  • Continued use despite knowing it is leading to or worsening a psychological problem
  • Euphoria
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Poor judgment
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Inability to plan
  • Poor concentration or attention
  • Memory problems
  • Cravings for the drug
  • Sleepiness or sedation
  • Numbness or inability to feel pain
  • Depressed respiration
  • Small pupils
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Itching
  • Rashes or flushed skin
  • Constipation
  • Slurred speech
  • The development of tolerance
  • Withdrawal symptoms with no longer taking the drug or decreasing the dose
  • Drug is taken to avoid withdrawal symptoms

For more information or to schedule an assessment for one of our addiction treatment programs please contact our National Call Center at 1-888-574-HOPE (4673).

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Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities on two rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings working with adults presenting with a ride range of diagnoses. We are APA accredited as a single entity pre-doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP). Please visit our Psychology Internship Program home page for more information.

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