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Addiction Recovery News 06/2006




Astacio allows three runs in first rehab start (OurSports Central)
Washington Nationals right handed pitcher Pedro Astacio made his first rehab start for New Orleans on Wednesday night in Omaha. He allowed three runs in four plus innings of work. Allowed five hits, one walk and struck out one batter while throwing 61 pitches, 41 for strikes.

What's happening (Ada Evening News)
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Prescription drug abuse on the rise in Broward County, report shows (Sun-Sentinel)
Law enforcement officers from across the state are meeting in Fort Lauderdale today to discuss a phenomenon that killed more than 160 people in Broward County last year: prescription drug abuse.

Drug tracking expands to all Va. (Roanoke Times)
"Doctor shopping" for prescription drugs should be a lot harder for addicts starting today. A prescription monitoring program launched three years ago to combat drug abuse in Southwest Virginia is going statewide. Starting today, hundreds of pharmacies across the commonwealth will be required to collect information on painkiller prescriptions and submit it to a central database, said Ralph

Prior to make second rehab start (Chicago Cubs)
Prior to make second rehab start

Painkiller linked to surge of Detroit drug overdoses (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
Detroit, Huntington's primary source city for crack cocaine and heroin, has had a significant increase in fatal drug overdoses during the past two weeks, and officials there are linking it to usage of the painkiller fentanyl.

letters to the editor (The Idaho Statesman)
Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., admits, per your May Associated Press story, to having an addiction problem since he was a young man. He was treated in a drug rehabilitation clinic before college.

Yankees' Chacon in line to rehab with the Thunder (The Trenton Times)
TRENTON -- The Thunder apparently are the next step in Shawn Chacon's recovery from a bruised left shin, and the Double-A affiliate of the Yankees can only pray this minor-league rehabilitation assignment at Waterfront Park goes better than the last one.

May 2006 Vol XXIII No 6 (Psychiatric Times)
Your subscription includes 14 exciting issues per year. Subscribe The Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Abuse/ Dependence and Co-Occurring Social Anxiety Disorder Social anxiety disorder and drug addiction commonly co-occur in the same individual, complicating the presentation, course and treatment of both disorders.

Addiction: Pay Attention (Psychology Today)
Drinking and drugs may be a matter of attention gone awry.

LEAD STORY (Anchorage Press)
Wheelchair-confined Richard Paey committed almost exactly the same violations of Florida prescription drug laws that radio personality Rush Limbaugh did, with a different result: Limbaugh's sentence, in May, was addiction treatment, and Paey's, in 2004, was 25 years in prison.

Cope Transfers To Rehab (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The ailing ex-Steelers broadcaster had been in a hospital for weeks, recovering from pneumonia.

Heartland rehab center to have ribbon cutting (The Ironton Tribune)
SOUTH POINT — The Heartland of Riverview staff has high hopes for its new rehabilitation center, a 2,000-square-foot addition it recently unveiled. Cathy Chapman, admissions coordinator, said the center has been in the works for about a year.

Chase Enhances Construction Rehab Mortgages for South Louisiana Borrowers (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW ORLEANS----June 1, 2006--Chase today announced enhancements that will make construction rehabilitation mortgages easier and faster for South Louisiana homeowners to repair damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Several hundred Israeli youngsters still prey to post-traumatic stress nine months after forced evacuation from Gaza’s (Debka)
Social welfare workers report many cases of severe psychological damage, extreme depression, eating and sleeping disorders, some drug addiction and nervous breakdowns. Many children have run away from their families.

U.S. Releases First-Ever Synthetic Drug Control Strategy (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Rachel Brand, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, and John Walters, Director of National Drug Control Policy, today joined other high-ranking U.S. anti-drug officials and the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico, Ambassador Eduardo Ibarrola, to release the Nation's first Synthetic Drug Control Strategy.

PAKISTAN: Effective media drive stressed to curb drug abuse (AsiaMedia)
Karachi --- Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Ghous Bukhsh Mehar stating that drugs are being produced in Afghanistan and smuggled into Pakistan via different routes stressed that a stern action was essential to check the drug supply from Afghanistan.

Europe Opens Its First Game Addiction Clinic (GameSpy)
Gamers can go to Smith & Jones Addiction Consultants to kick the "habit." An eight-bed residential unit has been set up as a treatment center for video game addicts by Smith & Jones Addiction Consultants.

Drug testing for all students (Ada Evening News)
After following suit with the Tecumseh school district, students who participate in school activities from grade seven to 12 will be drug tested at Ada City Schools for the upcoming 2006-2007 school year.

Colon pitches 4 shutout innings in rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minor leagues before returning to the Los Angeles Angels.

Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab (ABC News)
Bartolo Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab Outing for Class A Rancho Cucamonga

Father seeks liability for drug dealers (Fayetteville Observer)
Illicit drug dealers should be liable for the spoiled lives of drug users, a father of a dead addict told lawmakers Thursday.

Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minor leagues before returning to the Los Angeles Angels.

Angels' Colon sharp in Class-A rehab start (CBS Sportsline)
Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minors before returning to the Los Angeles Angels.

Colon pitches four shutout innings in rehab (Fox Sports)
Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minor leagues before returning to the Los Angeles Angels. Colon, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, hasn't pitched for the Angels since April 16 because of inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He was placed on the

U.S. Releases First-Ever Synthetic Drug Control Strategy (RedNova)
WASHINGTON, June 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Rachel Brand, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, and John Walters, Director of National Drug Control Policy, today joined other high- ranking U.S.

Colon pitches 4 shutout innings in rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minor leagues before returning to the Los Angeles Angels.

Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab (ABC News)
Bartolo Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab Outing for Class a Rancho Cucamonga

Colon Pitches 4 Shutout Innings in Rehab (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Bartolo Colon pitched four shutout innings Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League in his first rehab start, and figures to make one more outing in the minor leagues before returning to the Los Angeles Angels.

Bill Would Allow Families To Sue Drug Dealers (NBC 17 Raleigh)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Illicit drug dealers should be liable for the spoiled lives of drug users, a father of a dead addict told lawmakers Thursday.

Darin Erstad to rehab with Quakes (OurSports Central)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA- Angels' infielder/outfielder Darin Erstad is scheduled to rehab as designated hitter on Friday, June 2 at 7:05pm with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Greinke to make rehab start on Friday (MLB.com)
Greinke to make rehab start on Friday

Study Links Effects Of Withdrawal To Compulsive Drug Use And Craving - Finding Could Lead To New Addiction Therapies (Medical News Today)
The study, led by Paul Kenny, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Scripps Research's campus in Jupiter, Florida, and Scott Chen, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health Animal Center, appears in the Wednesday, May 31 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. [click link for full article]

Heroin Addiction A Growing Suburban Problem (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Health officials say that heroin addiction is an epidemic in our region – and the number of fatal overdoses deaths reflects that.

Colon strong in rehab start with Quakes (MLB.com)
Colon puts in strong rehab start with Quakes

Phillies' Hamels sharp in rehab start in Lakewood (Slam! Sports)
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies rookie left-hander Cole Hamels was sharp in a rehab start for the class-A Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday night.

Study Links Effects Of Withdrawal To Compulsive Drug Use And Craving (Science Daily)
A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute; the National Institutes of Health Animal Center; and the University of Tokushima Graduate School (Japan) has provided some of the first evidence that compulsive drug use stems not from obtaining a drug's pleasurable effects, but from an aversion to drug withdrawal. The finding could be used to help develop human therapies to block aspects of

Man sentenced for involvement in Ida shooting (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
District Judge Mike Salvagni rebuked Brandon Gordon Thursday for his role in a drug-related shooting in northeast Bozeman, his history of breaking the law and his addiction to drugs.

Phils' Hamels sharp in rehab start in Lakewood (phillyburbs.com)
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Philadelphia Phillies rookie left-hander Cole Hamels looked sharp in a rehab start for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday night.

NEWS OF THE WEIRD (Macon Telegraph)
LEAD STORY Wheelchair-confined Richard Paey committed almost exactly the same violations of Florida prescription drug laws that radio personality Rush Limbaugh did, with a different result: Limbaugh's sentence, in May, was addiction treatment, and Paey's, in 2004, was 25 years in prison. Both illegally possessed large quantities of painkillers for personal use, which Paey defiantly argued was

COMPENSATION: Father wants drug dealers to pay (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Illicit drug dealers should be liable for the spoiled lives of drug users, a father of a dead addict told lawmakers Thursday. Now, Keith Thompson, with the help of state Sen. Julia Boseman, has proposed a bill that would allow families, employers, acquaintances or even individual narcotic users to sue dealers for economic, mental and physical damages. Under the bill, a dealer doesn't have to be

Strong rehab start for Cole (Philadelphia Daily News)
Cole Hamels pitched well in his rehab start for Class A Lakewood. Which means the auditioning began last night. Hamels will return to the Phillies' rotation after his 5 2/3 innings outing, in which he gave up a home run among three hits to the Hickory Crawdads, a Pirates affiliate. He walked two, struck out three.

Proposed bill would allow lawsuits against drug dealers (The News & Observer)
Illicit drug dealers should be liable for the spoiled lives of drug users, a father of a dead addict told lawmakers Thursday.

Phils' Hamels sharp in rehab start in Lakewood (phillyburbs.com)
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Philadelphia Phillies rookie left-hander Cole Hamels looked sharp in a rehab start for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday night.

Another Class Graduates From Mississippi's Drug Court Program (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
A program that began in 1995 is sweeping across Mississippi due to its widespread success. Drug Court is a three year program that closely monitors drug addicts on their road to recovery.

Ramsey County Sheriff turns in his son for drug possession (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher ordered his 17-year-old son arrested after the boy's mother found a white substance and drug paraphernalia in the

Another Class Graduates From Mississippi's Drug Court Program (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
A program that began in 1995 is sweeping across Mississippi due to its widespread success. Drug Court is a three year program that closely monitors drug addicts on their road to recovery.

Heroin: The Solution? ; The Liberalisation of Drug Laws in Zurich Has Led to a Massive Fall in the Number of New Heroin (RedNova)
By Jeremy Laurance Drugs charities called yesterday for Britain to abandon its tough approach to heroin use after research showed one European city had cut the number of new addicts by transforming the image of heroin into a "loser drug".

In Tomorrow's Paper (EdmontonSun.com)
Every Albertan with more than two brain cells to rub together agrees: teen drug addiction is ruining too many lives before they’ve even started, and something needs to be done about it. Right now. Er, but not here in my neighbourhood.




Last Modified: 06/2006