Anti-drug and alcohol program.

Former NBA player Chris Herren is helping to turn Delaware purple this month through his anti-drug and alcohol program.

His mission is led by the THP Project Purple Initiative, an undertaking of Herren’s nonprofit foundation The Herren Project. It assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.

Purple is a color that’s associated with the country’s opioid crisis. THP Project Purple Initiative aims to empower youth to stand up against substance abuse and make a difference.

Kent County Goes Purple runs Sept. 9 through Sept. 22.

Kent County Goes Purple, based on the THP Project Purple Initiative, is an undertaking of the Sussex County Health Coalition with support from outfits including Highmark, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), and aTtAcK Addiction.

Don Keister co-founded aTtAcK Addiction, a nonprofit to support people in recovery after his son Tyler died of a heroin overdose in 2011.