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Unite for recovery

Join Oaks Recovery on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 for an inspiring evening with basketball legend and recovery advocate Chris Herren!

Oaks Recovery is proud to be hosting its second Unite for Recovery event, where we bring together community members to shed light on the global and local impact of addiction/substance use disorder and the need for community unity in recovery services for all.

In 2020, Unite for Recovery hosted over 400 attendees and featured National Speakers Ryan Hampton, Tim Ryan, and Brandon Novak. 

This year, we’re excited to present National Speaker Chris Herren!


Thursday June 8, 2023
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Doors open 5:30 PM


James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College

609 Emerald Road S.,
Greenwood SC, 29646

Keynote speaker


Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, was an All-American, broke scoring records and was recruited by the nation’s top colleges. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and then traded to his hometown team, the Boston Celtics, before losing his career and almost his family to the disease of addiction.

A person in long term recovery, Chris inspires people to start the conversation on wellness and educate themselves on the disease of addiction. It is his hope that strength will be found in the struggle and communities will come TOGETHER to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery.

Learn more at www.herrentalks.com

3-day event

Planting unity in the community

Our Unite for Recovery speaker event marks the beginning of an exciting three-day celebration dedicated to community connection, alumni involvement, and the power of recovery.

Join us for a series of engaging events, workshops, and activities designed to foster connections, provide valuable resources, and inspire hope for those in recovery, their families, and the entire community. 

Thursday, June 8

Unite for

Please join us for dinner and an inspiring presentation, as Chris shares his journey navigating the disease of addiction, the road to recovery and his mission to reach just one person and make a difference.

Ticket required for admission

friday, June 9

Oaks Alumni

Learn more about Oaks Recovery at our afternoon open house. Then the day’s festivities will continue with our Friday night commencement ceremony, featuring a special guest speaker to be announced soon.

Saturday, June 10

Founders day
at the lake

Come down to the lake for a fun-filled Founder’s Day celebration at the lake, honoring the founding of AA! Final details are still in the works, but you can expect an exciting outdoor event with fun for the whole family. Check back for updates soon!

There's still more to come!

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Our mission is to provide effective & quality recovery resources for all individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder through action, connection, and community.

About Oaks

Why We're Here

Oaks Recovery was founded in 2015 because we had a vision of a world where recovery is rooted in all our lives, families, and communities.

We’ve experienced the destructive impact of addiction, but we’ve also seen the hope and healing that recovery brings. Our programs and services offer a safe, positive environment where individuals can find that hope and healing.