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Toucher & Rich: Chris Herren On Drug Addiction, ‘Basketball Junkie’

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Chris Herren #12 of the Boston Celtics moves with the ball during the game against the Seattle SuperSonics at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Celtics defeated the Sonics 108-88. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr /Allsport

Chris Herren #12 of the Boston Celtics moves with the ball during the game against the Seattle SuperSonics at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Celtics defeated the Sonics 108-88. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr /Allsport

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Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren from Fall River, Massachusetts spoke with Toucher & Rich about his battle with drug addiction during his career. They discussed time in college at Boston College and Fresno State and his relationship with coach Jerry Tarkanian. The guys also talked about when the drugs became too much for him to deal with and still function on the court.

Herren told the guys a story from his book “Basketball Junkie” where he was waiting for drugs outside of the Fleet Center waiting for his drug dealer. He also told them a story about when he left rehab to see the birth of his third child.

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