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Addiction Recovery News 02/2006




Alcohol and drug addicts seek cure at Thai temple (Channel NewsAsia)
SARABURI, Thailand - Sitting side by side in a straight line, two men and four women fighting addiction solemnly wait for a Thai monk to give them a glass of brown medicine.

Hurricane victim learns patience (KPLC)
Even before Hurricane Rita, 82 year old Mary was on the City of Lake Charles' housing rehab waiting list. And since the hurricane she had to contend with mold and leaks and other problems, so this is a red letter day: her FEMA trailer has arrived. "It's been a long road," she admits.

Leif Garrett enters drug rehab (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former 1970s teen idol Leif Garrett Tuesday started his first full day in rehab to try and kick his addiction to heroin.

SJC rules mom's rehab not enough to get kids (Boston Herald)
A judge was just in terminating the parental rights that a once-sexually promiscuous and drug-addicted mother had to her five children, even though the mom made a valiant effort to redeem herself, the...

Child rehab center offers hope for Haleigh (Boston Herald)
Doctors at Franciscan Hospital for Children say hope is never lost. As evidence, they point to kids like Nick Prefontaine, a Shrewsbury teen who was in a coma for two weeks after a snowboarding accident...

Concerns Raised Over Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center (NBC 4 Columbus)
Some residents are fighting plans for a drug and alcohol treatment center in their community.

Bush promises to change nation's 'addiction' to oil (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush last night sought to reinvigorate his administration and cheer a disgruntled nation with assurances on national security and plans for domestic initiatives he said would help the nation deal with its "addiction to oil," rising health costs and a more competitive world.

State Senate bill would protect fund for veterans' rehab (Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD - Money set aside for veterans' rehabilitation could not be raided for other state spending under a proposal before the General Assembly. The state could no longer divert surplus money from the Veterans Rehabilitation fund, which helps disabled former soldiers get and keep jobs.

In rehab, men say they were molested (The Star-Ledger)
A registered sex offender has been charged with molesting three men at a Morristown rehabilitation center where he was working as a volunteer counselor.

Salem: Funding cuts to drug programs will stick (Herald and News)
The state is going ahead with a new funding formula for drug and alcohol outpatient treatment that will significantly cut funding in Klamath County, despite protests from local mental health professionals who say the plan is unfair.

Report Shows More People in Treatment Started Using Drugs at an Earlier Age (PR Web)
Over 160,000 people admitted for drug addiction treatment in 2003 started using drugs before the age of 13. [PRWEB Feb 1, 2006]

02/01/06 Calendar (Yakima Herald-Republic)
ADDICTION HELP — 6:30-7:30 p.m., Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob Hill Blvd. Fellowship and recovery for alcohol, drug, gambling or sex addictions. Call Keith Lamb, 965-5216 or 307-5204.

Medicare rehab 'cap' surprises many (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Feb. 1 (UNION-TRIBUNE): When Jim Baker started treatments for his bad back and painful knee at two rehab centers in Rancho Bernardo, no one told him about “The Cap.”

Drug Shows Promise in Treating Gambling Addiction (NPR)
A study in the February issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry indicates that the drug Nalmefene may help reduce urges in pathological gamblers. Nalmefene has not been approved for the treatment of gambling addiction.

'Full House' Sweetheart Talks About Meth Addiction (ABC News)
Child Star Jodie Sweetin Tried Meth Because She Was 'Bored'

Drug Shows Promise in Treating Gambling Addiction (NPR)
A study in the February issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry indicates that a new drug, Nalmefene, may help reduce urges in pathological gamblers. The drug is not yet approved for the treatment of gambling addiction.

P.O.D. Gets Back in the Spirit (Washington Post)
The music business has a gift for euphemism. "Collapsing from exhaustion," for instance, usually translates as "will soon be reciting his/her serenity prayer at a mind-blowingly expensive rehab clinic." Announcing that a band member has left because of "artistic differences" generally stands for "it...

Rehab going well for A's Harden (Contra Costa Times)
Starting pitcher Rich Harden is among a handful of early A's arrivals at the team's Papago Park spring training complex in Phoenix, but there's more to his participation than just chiseling off the winter rust.

Bill would stop workers from getting paid for time in rehab (Antelope Valley Press)
This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. State Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, is sponsoring a bill that would close an apparent legal loophole school officials say forces districts to pay employees for time spent in drug rehab programs.

Man in rehab after attack (News 24 South Africa)
A Limpopo farmer accused of assaulting his father and firing shots from a hunting rifle has been sent to a rehabilitation centre.

Dog that strangled little girl sent to rehab (Sun-Sentinel)
SAN DIEGO -- A dog involved in a 6-year-old New York girl's death is being transferred to a shelter in the San Diego area for rehabilitation, news partner NBC 6 reported.

Bengals' Palmer on schedule in rehab (The Sports Network)
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer underwent an examination on Tuesday to evaluate his progress since the Pro Bowl quarterback underwent knee surgery on January 10th.

City wants drug recovery center (Central Kentucky News Journal)
Campbellsville could be-come home to a state-funded center seeking to combat drug addiction and homelessness in the Bluegrass state. The City plans to apply for a $900,000 three-year grant that would provide operational costs for a Recovery Kentucky Center.

Palmer rehab going 'as hoped' (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Bengals released a statement this afternoon that quarterback Carson Palmer is progressing well in his rehab from knee surgery.

Bengals' Palmer on schedule in rehab (Fox 23)
The exam was conducted by Dr. Lonnie E. Paulos, the surgeon who performed the operation on Palmer. "Dr. Paulos has told us that Carson is progressing just as we hoped he would," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.

Events and activities (The Pilot-Independent)
Narconon Narconon, a nonprofit public benefit organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions, offers FREE professional assessments, advice and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment centers nationally. Drug addiction can be overcome, and Narconon can help.

Survey: Most Naive on Rx Drug Abuse (RedNova)
By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF Americans just aren't getting the message about prescription drug abuse.

Drug court to celebrate second year (Benton Courier)
The public is invited to join Saline County Adult Drug Court officials and participants to celebrate the program's second birthday on Monday at the courthouse.

Drug Enforcement Agencies May See Cuts (WTOV 9 Steubenville)
They are charged with getting drugs off the street, but now the drug task force is facing huge budget cuts. At the same time, drug-related crime is on the rise.

Kidapawan allots P10-M for road rehab (Minda News)
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The city government here has allocated P10 million for the rehabilitation of roads in the city’s 40 barangays.

Ready for rehab (Elkhart Truth)
GOSHEN -- Two deteriorating downtown apartment buildings may be getting a new lease on life. The 130-year-old Lincoln Hotel and the 100-year-old Shoots Building may be bought and rehabilitated by LaCasa of Goshen this fall.

Bush Calls for Ending America's Addiction to Oil (MENAFN)
Bush Calls for Ending America's Addiction to Oil

Franklin eyes sewage main rehab (Milford Daily News)
FRANKLIN -- While inspections and patchwork on 25 miles of pipe have greatly improved the town’s sewage system, Franklin may have to spend millions to fix or replace a massive, aging sewer main.

Local News (Appeal-Democrat)
James Stallcup has a new lease on life. Ever since he was 13, he has faced the justice system for treatment of his drug addiction and anger management problems.

Recovering drug addict must be confronted (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Dear Annie: Recently, a family friend stayed for a few weeks with my husband and me. Renata has had problems with drug dependence in the past and has been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance, which she treats with drug therapy. She recently went back to her husband and children.

Frey acknowledges extensive 'Pieces' alterations in new author's note (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)
James Frey officially fesses up in a promised new author's note that will appear in future editions of A Million LittlePieces, his not-entirely-true memoir of drug addiction and alcoholism.

Govt clears way for rehab of key land transport artery (The Manila Times)
THE Philippine government has signed a toll agreement that clears the way for the start of the rehabilitation and expansion of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the major artery linking export manufacturers based in the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (Calabarzon) growth corridor to Manila’s international airport and to a key seaport in the province of Batangas.

Drug trade thrives on the West's denial (International Herald Tribune)
If European governments don't start to take drug abuse seriously, they will get the drug problem they deserve.

Bengals' Palmer On Schedule In Rehab (NBC 4 Columbus)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer underwent an examination on Tuesday to evaluate his progress since the Pro Bowl quarterback underwent knee surgery on January 10th.

City wants drug recovery center (Central Kentucky News Journal)
Campbellsville could be-come home to a state-funded center seeking to combat drug addiction and homelessness in the Bluegrass state. The City plans to apply for a $900,000 three-year grant that would provide operational costs for a Recovery Kentucky Center.

Windsor Nursing & Rehab (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
From left to right: they are Julie Nichols P.T., Margo Eichholtz O.T., Lori Johnson S.T. and Michelle Gearhold P.T.A. Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center provides for the health and convalescent care needs of the elderly.

Meth Addiction Led Jodi Sweetin of 'Full House' to Live 'Dou (Fox News)
Jodi Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on "Full House," admits to an addiction to methamphetamine that she says caused her to lead a double life.

'Overhaulin' Turns Cars Into Art (AP via Yahoo! News)
Jay Leno says it's easy to spot the difference between the Chip Foose "Overhaulin'" dream-machine transformations and those from other car rehab shows.

Govt OKs rehab of key land transport artery (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The government has signed a toll agreement that clears the way for the start of the rehabilitation and expansion of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the major artery linking export manufacturers based in the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (CALABARZON) growth corridor to Manila’s international airport and to a key seaport in the province of Batangas.

Statue enters rehab (The Hawk Eye)
The Corse statue in Burlington's Crapo Park is scheduled to be trucked to Chicago today to be restored to its original luster. The Crapo Park Foundation will pay $40,000 to restore the bronze statue of Civil War Gen. John Corse, according to parks advisory committee member Bob McCannon.

Gossip Roundup: High Fashion Embraces Cocaine, Kate Moss (Gawker)
• Kate Moss continues her reign of post-rehab high-fashion supremacy by snagging the cover of British Vogue's March issue. She'll pose in a "delicate" white dress against a pink background,...

Recovering drug addict must be confronted (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Dear Annie: Recently, a family friend stayed for a few weeks with my husband and me. Renata has had problems with drug dependence in the past and has been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance, which she treats with drug therapy. She recently went back to her husband and children.

Drug court to celebrate second year (Benton Courier)
The public is invited to join Saline County Adult Drug Court officials and participants to celebrate the program's second birthday on Monday at the courthouse.

Prosecutor: Sizemore Failed Another Drug Test (ABC 13 Toledo)
LOS ANGELES - Actor Tom Sizemore failed a drug test last month and was thrown out of his drug treatment program after being involved in a dispute with another patient, a prosecutor claimed said Thursday.

Democrat calls for faster prison rehab (The Sacramento Bee)
Despite reforms promised last year, the state corrections system hasn't moved quickly enough to improve its rehabilitation programs for inmates, Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, said at a hearing where she grilled top prison officials Thursday.




Last Modified: 02/2006