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Addiction Recovery News 04/2006




Dan Ryan rehab project 'going to be ugly' New (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) — Beginning this weekend, most of the 11-mile expressway at the center of Chicago's tangle of interstates will be slashed to six lanes from as many as 14 as a two-year, $600 million rehab project gets under way.

Quebec announces new strategy to fight drug addiction, stresses prevention (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL (CP) - Prevention, rehabilitation and research are key parts of a new provincial government strategy announced Friday to fight drug addiction.

DOT mulling Flagler rehab, replacement (Palm Beach Daily news)
Engineers say agency wants input from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach residents and officials before deciding what to do with obsolete span.

A push for faster Route 22 rehab (The Express-Times)
It could take the better part of this century -- officials estimated 56 years or more -- to overhaul Route 22. That's too long, said Bruce Davis, co-founder of the Route 22 Coalition.

UW football: Thomas springs into rehab (Wisconsin State Journal)
It was the first time Joe Thomas' body ever let him down. The University of Wisconsin football team's starting left tackle who will be a senior in the fall, Thomas has played organized sports for most of his life and never had an injury worse than a sprained ankle before this one.

South Holland nurse enjoys her job (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Jenny Cap of Calumet City is one of those lucky people who really loves her job. For the past 10 years, she's been working at Rest Haven South Nursing and Rehab Center in South Holland. She started as a nurse's aide and later became a charge nurse.

Maryland resident is named county's new drug court coordinator (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
Stephen P. Garcia of Cheverly, Md., was named the coordinator for the future Midwest Drug Court of Dawson County.

Arcadia Researcher Testing Broken Hip Rehab (KYW News Radio 1060)
An Arcadia University researcher finds that one of the best treatments after a hip fracture is exercise. Hip fractures, although usually not directly life threatening, can lead to a spiraling decline in health in the elderly.

KATE TOLD BRANSON OF ORDEAL (Daily Record)
KATE Moss revealed the hell of her cocaine abuse to close pal Sir Richard Branson. The supermodel sought sanctuary on the Virgin tycoon's Caribbean isle. Necker, after her spell in rehab.

Terminal rehab, addi tion seek clearance (Oroville Mercury-Register)
OAKLAND — With its $170 million Terminal 2 expansion project nearing completion, officials at Oakland International Airport have taken off with plans to rehabilitate Terminal 1 and add a Terminal 3.

Terminal rehab, addi tion seek clearance (Inside Bay Area)
OAKLAND — With its $170 million Terminal 2 expansion project nearing completion, officials at Oakland International Airport have taken off with plans to rehabilitate Terminal 1 and add a

Road closure aims to rehab area (Herald Journal)
Cache County is helping to clamp down on “mud boggers” who have been ruining an access road and surrounding resources each spring on the Cinnamon Creek property.

UW football: Thomas springs into rehab (Wisconsin State Journal)
It was the first time Joe Thomas' body ever let him down. The University of Wisconsin football team's starting left tackle who will be a senior in the fall, Thomas has played organized sports for most of his life and never had an injury worse than a sprained ankle before this one.

Chris Farley Returns In Ad Campaign (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Chris Farley's career was cut short 8 1/2 years ago when he died from an accidental overdose of drugs. Now the fleshy funnyman is reappearing in the city -- on billboards that advertise a treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Eight years after his death, comedian Farley returns in ad campaign (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 10:19 a.m. April 1 (AP): Chris Farley's career was cut short 8½ years ago when he died from an accidental overdose of drugs. Now the fleshy funnyman is reappearing in the city – on billboards that advertise a treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Chris Farley to Appear on Drug Treatment Billboards (Fox News)
Chris Farley, the SNL funnyman who died of a drug overdose eight years ago, to appear on billboards advertising drug and alcohol treatment.

More News... (KXTV)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Farley will appear in ads for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment, nearly nine years after dying from an accidental overdose.

$55 million Burnett shines in rehab start (MSNBC)
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Toronto's A.J. Burnett threw two hitless innings against Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday in his first appearance since scar tissue broke free in his right elbow March 18.

Chris Farley Returns in Ad Campaign (AP via Yahoo! News)
Chris Farley, the funnyman who died more than eight years ago of a drug overdose, is making an appearance — on billboards that advertise treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Eight Years After His Death, Comedian Farley Returns in Ad Campaign (KFSN-TV Fresno)
Chris Farley's career was cut short 81/2 years ago when he died from an accidental overdose of drugs. Now the fleshy funnyman is reappearing in the city -- on billboards that advertise a treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Drug use can damage the brain and lead to addiction (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Teenagers who drink, smoke and use drugs can derail their brain development and set themselves up for lifelong addiction. And parents who strictly monitor their teens' behavior are one of the most influential forces preventing kids from using drugs and alcohol.

Chris Farley backs anti-drug campaign (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- The family of late actor Chris Farley approved using his image in a Los Angeles billboard campaign for a new treatment to fight drug and alcohol addiction.

Chris Farley To Appear In Addiction Treatment Ads (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Chris Farley will appear in ads for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment, nearly nine years after dying from an accidental overdose.

Program offers life without addiction (The Monterey County Herald)
More than 100 people looked on as Monterey County Superior Judge Larry Hayes called forward the sharp-dressed gentleman in the houndstooth coat, cream colored sweater and matching gold tie. William Jackson, 75, had successfully completed the county's drug treatment court.

Farley Returns in Ads for Drug Treatment (AP via Yahoo! News)
Chris Farley, the funnyman who died more than eight years ago of a drug overdose, is making an appearance — on billboards that advertise treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Road to recovery: Drug addicts get help through court program (The Times-Reporter)
At age 16, Chris was roaming the halls of New Philadelphia High, pulling in a cool $1,000 a week from selling drugs. “Being a drug dealer, it was a dream,” said Chris.

Farley Returns in Ads for Drug Treatment (ABC News)
Eight Years After His Death, Chris Farley Returns in Ad Campaign for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Culpepper-Dolphins marriage seems like a winner (USA Today)
Miami marriage should bring harmony to deposed Vikings QB.

Illegal drug use down but medicine, inhalant abuse up (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Catie's first boyfriend introduced her to cocaine when she was in 11th grade. She started snorting OxyContin the next year. Deep in addiction, she went to her dying grandmother's house and stole $4,000 from a safe in her closet.

South Holland nurse enjoys her job (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Jenny Cap of Calumet City is one of those lucky people who really loves her job. For the past 10 years, she's been working at Rest Haven South Nursing and Rehab Center in South Holland. She started as a nurse's aide and later became a charge nurse.

Dan Ryan rehab 'going to be ugly' (The Courier News)
CHICAGO — Beginning this weekend, most of the 11-mile expressway at the center of Chicago's tangle of interstates will be slashed to six lanes from as many as 14 as a two-year, $600 million rehab project gets under way.

Dixon a force now in rehab and classroom (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Tony Dixon stood on crutches on the sidelines last year and watched as Rafael Little ran wild, rushing for 1,045 yards and finishing fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards.

Old Torrington buildings getting rebirth Investors putting funds into rehab (Republican American)
TORRINGTON -- It was economics that drew Tony Lee to an eyesore on Main Street.

Road to recovery: Drug addicts get help through court program (Times-Reporter)
At age 16, Chris was roaming the halls of New Philadelphia High, pulling in a cool $1,000 a week from selling drugs. “Being a drug dealer, it was a dream,” said Chris.

So what's the story? (Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Local News and Guides)
The pilot is about a high school kid named Johnny Miller who has what Williamson calls "a mid-life crisis at 16" after his father commits suicide. He falls into alcoholism, but claws back through rehab.

Memorial Drive project starts Monday (CentralOhio.com)
LANCASTER - Memorial Drive business owner Scott Heston believes the city's main corridor needs some major rehab work, but that doesn't mean he's looking forward to the inconvenience it will cause.

Teen ponders hopes, dreams and rehab after drug-sale arrest (Portsmouth Herald)
Maximillian Melville sits behind a glass window, shrouded by a black screen, with a phone to his left ear.

Dixon a force now in rehab and classroom (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Tony Dixon stood on crutches on the sidelines last year and watched as Rafael Little ran wild, rushing for 1,045 yards and finishing fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards.

Experts warn about home drug test kits (Independent Online)
Drug tests for many of the most popular illegal drugs are now widely available for home use in South Africa, enabling parents, for example, to check if their children are taking tik, dagga, hashish, cocaine, heroin, opium and ecstacy.

Farley's family OKs use of image for ad (San Jose Mercury News)
Chris Farley, the funnyman who died in 1997 of a drug overdose, is making an appearance on billboards in the Los Angeles area that advertise treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The ads feature a photo of the comic with the slogan ``It wasn't all his fault'' and tout a new addiction treatment from Hythiam Inc. The first billboard will appear Monday near the Chateau Marmont, the hotel where

Massive Expressway Rehab Project 'Going To Be Ugly' (NBC 5 Chicago)
The city of Chicago is bracing for major traffic headaches after reconstruction work begins on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

BLAZERS Report: Ratliff makes strides in rehab from injury (The Columbian)
TUALATIN, Ore. -- Theo Ratliff performed some running drills at the end of the Blazers' practice Friday, but there's still no indication that his return to the court is near.

Dixon a force now in rehab and classroom (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Tony Dixon stood on crutches on the sidelines last year and watched as Rafael Little ran wild, rushing for 1,045 yards and finishing fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards.

Notes: Escobar ready to get started (Anaheim Angels)
Notes: Escobar ready to put rehab behind him

Failing prison rehab programme got $2m (Scoop.co.nz)
It is a scandal that a prisoner rehabilitation programme was allocated $2 million this year when it could have been increasing re-offending rather than reducing it, says National's Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power.

Failing prison rehab programme got $2m (Scoop.co.nz)
It is a scandal that a prisoner rehabilitation programme was allocated $2 million this year when it could have been increasing re-offending rather than reducing it, says National's Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power.

Dixon a force now in rehab and classroom (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Tony Dixon stood on crutches on the sidelines last year and watched as Rafael Little ran wild, rushing for 1,045 yards and finishing fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards.

Notes: Escobar ready to get started (MLB.com)
Notes: Escobar ready to put rehab behind him

County offers help to those with drug problems (East Liverpool Review)
With elevated narcotic availability in the county, mental health workers are being forced to work overtime in the fight against drug dependence.

Farley's family OKs use of image for ad (San Jose Mercury News)
Chris Farley, the funnyman who died in 1997 of a drug overdose, is making an appearance on billboards in the Los Angeles area that advertise treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The ads feature a photo of the comic with the slogan ``It wasn't all his fault'' and tout a new addiction treatment from Hythiam Inc. The first billboard will appear Monday near the Chateau Marmont, the hotel where




Last Modified: 04/2006