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Chris Herren, Fall River, Massachusetts' high school basketball superstar, played for Boston College, for Jerry Tarkanian's Fresno State team, bounced around the NBA (once playing for his beloved Celtics) and around the globe. Chris failed drug tests wherever he played. Ultimately, Chris - the youngest and most talented of three generations of local heroes - has found redemption and personal fulfillment through the game, but only after it led him down a path of alcohol and drug addiction that nearly killed him.



Drug and Alcohol Recovery

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Our Mission: The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Committee articulates the College's position on matters regarding substance use by students. This multi-disciplinary team  assesses the efficacy of current policies and practices and makes recommendations to the Dean of Students when the need for change appears warranted. The Committee  advises the Office of Community Standards (Judicial Affairs) and is available for consultation on individual cases as requested. The Committee collaborates with the Wellness Committee to provide and support wholesome, substance-free activities for students. The Committee is  mindful and supportive of the efforts of students in recovery from alcohol and other drugs.


Meet our new Chairperson!

photo of Melissa Chickering

Melissa Chickering, MLADC, LCMHC is the new Addictions Specialist and Prevention Coordinator at Landmark College as well as the Chairperson for the Alcohol and Other Drug Committee. She is a licensed clinician who has worked in the field of counseling and addictions for 11 years. Prior to joining Landmark College, she was the Program Director for Phoenix House Academy, in Dublin, NH. She also served as the Chairperson for the Monadnock Alcohol and Drug Abuse Collation's Treatment Committee where she helped bridge the gap between prevention work and treatment services. Melissa has taught multiple classes at Keene State College in the Health Science's Department and holds an undergraduate degree in English from Keene State as well as a Masters Degree is Counseling from Antioch University.


Committee Information


Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Room, Student Center 2nd floor

Staff & Faculty Members

Melissa Chickering, Chairperson
Tierney Barker
Kathy Burris

Liz Cooper
Ken Gobbo
Emily North




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