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Addiction Recovery News 03/2006




Warning on drug 'more addictive than crack' (The Scotsman)
A DANCE and sex drug which is more addictive than crack cocaine is becoming a global problem, the United Nations' drug control agency warned yesterday.

Stoudemire's rehab schedule accelerated (MSNBC)
The Phoenix Suns are cruising along, leading the Pacific Division at 38-17, and they got even better news Tuesday.

Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again (HealthCentral.com)
TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Two very different kinds of therapy provided positive results for some people with partial spinal cord injury, new research finds.

Addiction counseling expert discusses drug testing (The Virginia Gazette)
Rick Gressard is an associate professor in the Counseling Program at the College of William & Mary, as well as coordinator of the Community & Addictions Counseling Masters Program.

Post rehab center in works (The Leaf Chronicle)
WASHINGTON — A platoon of Clarksville-area community leaders will deploy throughout Capitol Hill Wednesday pushing for nearly $49 million in construction projects to benefit Fort Campbell.

Chad eager to stay (NorthJersey.com)
Chad Pennington emerged from his semi-exile filled with shoulder rehab and bass fishing to say he's angling toward remaining the Jets' quarterback through, oh, about 2011.

Wasted youth: 17 year old speaks about meth addiction (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Greenwood) February 6, 2006 - The highly addictive street drug meth destroys and doesn't discriminate. Meth addicts are men and women, old and young. WIS' Angie Goff had the chance to speak with a teenager who made the decision to use meth.

More Kansas Drug Offenders Could Get Treatment (Join Together Online)
Drug offenders sentenced prior to November 2003 could get access to addiction treatment services under a bill under consideration in the Kansas legislature, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Feb. 6.

Gambling-addiction center opening in Reno (Nevada Appeal)
A new center dedicated to helping problem gamblers beat their addiction opens Monday in Reno.

New gambling addiction center to open in Reno (KRNV)
A new center to help problem gamblers overcome their addiction is scheduled to open Monday in Reno. Robert Hunter, a psychologist who helped convince state lawmakers to fund gambling addiction programs, says the center on Humboldt Street will be modeled after a facility he operates in Las Vegas.

New gambling addiction center to open in Reno (San Diego Union-Tribune)
RENO, Nev., 9:20 a.m. March 1 (AP): A new center to help problem gamblers overcome their addiction is scheduled to open Monday in Reno.

Drug and Alcohol Interventions - A Life Changing Wake Up Call (PR Web)
A drug and alcohol intervention is a process of overcoming the barriers, getting across to the addicts and making them realize where they stand and what can be done to come out of the spell of substance addiction. [PRWEB Mar 1, 2006]

US cites continuing problems in Afghan anti-drug effort (AFP via Yahoo! News)
As President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to praise its US-backed government, the State Department cited persistent problems in Kabul's efforts to stem the drug trade.

Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again Category: Health News Created: 3/1/2006 1:58:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/1/2006 1:58:06 AM

John W. Cole (Le Mars Daily Sentinel)
John W. "Johnny" Cole, 88, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Thomas J. Topf officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.

REHAB to hold housing fair in Dubai (News From Bangladesh)
Real estate developers will organise a three-day housing fair in Dubai from March 9, aiming to expand their client-base among expatriate Bangladeshis, reports UNB.

Pamper your heart (Southern Illinoisan)
Della Wolf (left in top photo), of Du Quoin, watches as Marcia Carlton of Rehab Unlimited performs a hand massage on her during the "Pamper Your Heart With Prairie" event Monday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

‘Community Forum on Addiction and Suicide’ set (Times Leader)
A free, public forum titled ‘Pathways to Recovery: A Community Forum on Addiction and Suicide’ will take place Tuesday at Tunkhannock Area High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for an opportunity to talk with various community, drug-and-alcohol and mental-health agency representatives who will have informational material available. The forum begins at 7 p.m. Individuals will share personal

Mack proposes detox, rehab centers (The Trenton Times)
TRENTON -- Mayoral candidate Tony Mack announced a proposal yesterday to provide services for uninsured residents who are addicted to drugs.

Peter Impefect (Anorak)
NOT too far back in the smoky mists of time, Peter Doherty and Kate Moss seemed to have it all. Then the cops came and seized some of it. The rest is so much painful history and rehab.

Waubonsie set to take plunge on pool rehab (The Naperville Sun)
AURORA — There won't be much swimming this summer at the Waubonsie Valley High School pool.

Give them rehab, not jail, preacher urges (The Huntsville Times)
Bob Harrison is a businessman; he doesn't have a background in law enforcement or drug treatment. But the Madison County commissioner grew interested in drug rehab versus incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders when he studied the county's budget for corrections.

No drug rehab center for Main Street (Community Press & Recorder)
FLORENCE -- The drug rehabilitation center that had made a bid to move into Florence Baptist Church on Main Street is trying to find an alternate location before Friday.

Drug addiction headlines chamber lunch (Town Online)
Greeting a roomful of some of the area’s most prominent businessmen, Lisa O’Loughlin, director of Medford Health Matters, joked that the high sodium Chinese cuisine diners were munching on may set the best example for a healthy Medford.

Drug Court Takes Rehab Seriously (Scott County Times)
FOREST--Standing before one of Scott County's circuit judges, Jason Delane Thrash listened as a list of violations were read into the record and a judge explained why he would spend the next 10 years in state prison.

New gambling addiction center to open in Reno (KRNV)
A new center to help problem gamblers overcome their addiction is scheduled to open Monday in Reno. Robert Hunter, a psychologist who helped convince state lawmakers to fund gambling addiction programs, says the center on Humboldt Street will be modeled after a facility he operates in Las Vegas.

Extra-Mural Rehab Ineffective (AllAfrica.com)
Escalating crime situation in Botswana may have to do with the fact that prisoners are not sufficiently rehabilitated. Tomeletso Sereetsi considers the situation of extra muralees in Mogoditshane as a case in point.

Police Report Surge In Drug-Related Crimes In Armenia (Baku Today)
The Armenian police have reported an almost 80 percent increase in the number of drug-related crimes committed last year, giving weight to expert estimates that drug abuse, traditionally limited in Armenia, is on the rise.

Huambo: Government Employs US 80 Million On Roads Rehab (AngolaPress)
Huambo, 02/03 - A total of 80 million dollars is the amount employed this year by the Angolan government in the rehabilitation of 600 kms of road linking Huambo, Alto Hama and the bridge over Queve river, plus Huambo and Kuito (Bi`) cities.

Meth fight: Community involvement builds as shocking effects of drug hit home (The News-Review)
Experts in dealing with the effects of methamphetamine abuse say that one of the important keys to combating the drug scourge is community involvement.

UAB Stroke Rehab Therapy Shows Continued Benefit In Two-Year Follow Up (UAB Headline News)
Posted on March 2, 2006 at 3:10 p.m. Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) involves intense rehabilitation of the affected arm for two weeks while restraining the patient’s unaffected arm over the same period, requiring the patient to use the affected limb.

Study: ADHD drugs posing addiction risk (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — More than 7 million Americans are estimated to have misused stimulant drugs meant to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and substantial numbers of teenagers and young adults appear to show signs of addiction, according to a comprehensive national analysis tracking such abuse.

More than 1,700 students from six states in Ark. for tech session (WREG-TV Memphis)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. A submarine and a drug-rehab center for teenagers are among the projects developed by more than 17-hundred students from six states who are competing for prizes at a conference in Hot Springs.

Grant For 'A League Of Their Own" Gym (WFIE-TV)
It's not often that a rehab program comes in under budget. But the renovation of the 82-year-old Ribeyre Gymnasium in New Harmony, Indiana, isn't going to cost as much as previously thought.

Drug Abuse: Root of Wrongs for Many Inmates in the State: Addiction recovery programs vital to inmates' rehabilitation (Guilford Courier)
To safely return an inmate back to the community, Connecticut prisons must first change a prisoner's cycle of self-defeating behaviors. Cycles of abuse, anger, violence and addiction must be addressed and confronted.

Workers fall behind on NCC rehab project (The Express-Times)
BETHLEHEM TWP. | Renovations at Northampton Community College's new Fowler Family Southside Center have fallen three weeks behind schedule, college officials said Thursday.

Ayla scores top 16 spot, Abdul has night to forget (Boston Herald)
Paula Abdul - make rehab your own. The "American Idol" judge was incoherent on last night's live telecast, bumbling lines and giggling like she'd just emerged from a Grateful Dead...

‘Community Forum on Addiction and Suicide’ set (Times Leader)
A free, public forum titled ‘Pathways to Recovery: A Community Forum on Addiction and Suicide’ will take place Tuesday at Tunkhannock Area High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for an opportunity to talk with various community, drug-and-alcohol and mental-health agency representatives who will have informational material available. The forum begins at 7 p.m. Individuals will share personal

HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN BRIEF: Rehab centers see rise in meth users (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Drug treatment centers have seen a substantial rise in the number of people seeking help for methamphetamine abuse, a report released yesterday said. As trafficking in the highly addictive drug has spread across the country, the number of meth users admitted to substance abuse clinics more than quadrupled from 1993 to 2003, according to a review by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Study: ADHD drugs posing addiction risk (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — More than 7 million Americans are estimated to have misused stimulant drugs meant to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and substantial numbers of teenagers and young adults appear to show signs of addiction, according to a comprehensive national analysis tracking such abuse.

Man found guilty of murder in 1998 drunken-driving crash (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- Thomas MacLean, whom police say walked out of a rehab center instead of facing charges in a 1998 fatal drunken driving crash, was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death.

Betts back to old form (Greenwich Time)
PHILADELPHIA - Since Jan. 7, when he sprained the MCL in his left knee just 24 seconds into a game against the Florida Panthers, Blair Betts had targeted his rehab toward coming back after the Olympic break.

Man Gets 2 Years For Drug-Death Role (Hartford Courant)
Leanne Deschamplain on Thursday finally got her chance to stand up in court and describe her daughter, an aspiring counselor who died from a drug overdose last year.

IDOT: 'Avoid the Dan Ryan' during two-year rehab (Chicago Sun-Times)
Illinois Department of Transportation officials have a word of advice for drivers who want to use the Dan Ryan after March 31: Don't.

Williamsburg student wins anti-drug award (Daily Press)
Christine Bottles began organizing last year to bring random drug testing to W-JCC high schools.

Meth boom crowding drug treatment clinics (Honolulu Advertiser)
WASHINGTON — Drug treatment centers have seen a substantial rise in the number of people seeking help for methamphetamine abuse, according to a report released yesterday.

Raptor rehab (Escanaba Daily Press)
PHOTO: Craig Albright, Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist in Escanaba, stands beside a mounted great horned owl, an example of the kind of birds the Upper Michigan Raptor Rehab Center will aid.

Rehab centers report spike in meth addiction (Contra Costa Times)
Drug treatment centers have seen a substantial rise in the number of people seeking help for methamphetamine abuse, a report released Thursday said. As trafficking in the highly addictive drug has spread across the country, the number of meth users admitted to substance abuse clinics more than quadrupled from 1993 to 2003, according to a review by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Drug Use Among Children Rockets (ITV.com)
The Borders have seen a massive rise in drug use by children under the age of 16. Official figures show a 72 percent rise in the number of youngsters attending treatment for their addiction. Over thirty children underwent treatment last year compared to only one the previous two years.

Marion impossible to overlook after big month (Covers.com)
Between all the talk of Amare Stoudemire`s rehab and Steve Nash`s bid to repeat as MVP, Shawn Marion sometimes gets forgotten outside Phoenix . Nobody is overlooking him lately. Marion was the Western Conference player of ...




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