Oxycontin's Effect On Young Athletes

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Fall River’s High School Basketball team’s point guard was unguarded on the court as well as off of the court. Drug and alcohol use were swept under the rug as long as Durfee High School Basketball team was winning. The pressure in Chris’ early life that led his addictive behaviors came from the town depending on him for winning basketball, his family, and passing the drug tests. Basketball became a runaway train in the Herren house, sports were in the bloodlines of his family. Chris Herren was a very young athlete with pressures seen not only in Fall River but also nationally.

Chris Herren took many different drugs and had various effects from them. For example, I learned that Oxycontin was a new drug but it was really a painkiller. In

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