Join us on June 1st for the showing of the film, “The First Day: A Focus On The Beginning” is a film about Chris Herren, a former professional basket ball player and person struggling with addiction to prescription painkillers. Mr. Herren has been traveling with country for many years telling his story of hardship and helping relate to high school-aged people. He connects with this demographic because, as he tells it, he began to abuse substances in high school and college, and that addiction would continue into his professional career. The First Day film chronicles this journey revealing Herren’s vulnerability and his profound connections with high school students who, in turn, have shared their stories of struggle and strength. Through the power of storytelling, The First Day addresses issues that school systems, communities and people across the country are impacted by, directly or indirectly, each day including substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental wellness.

“The focus oftentimes is about the worst day when it comes to speaking about addiction and not the first day. Kids need to understand how this begins rather than how it ends.” – Chris Herron

Join us for a virtual screening and Q&A hosted by Youth Advisory Council


  • Join us on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM on ZOOM for the screening followed by live Q&A

  • Watch the film and Q&A on Marin TV on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM

  • View the film on your own time with a private link from beginning Friday, May 29 – Monday, June 1





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