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Addiction Recovery News 08/2006




Mad Mel in rehab (Sydney Morning Herald)
Entered a program of recovery ... Mel Gibson Mel Gibson has entered rehab, the Academy Award winner's publicist has confirmed.

Gibson enters rehab (The Age)
Mel Gibson has entered rehab, the Academy Award winner's publicist has confirmed. The Australian-raised actor and director, who has admitted to battling alcoholism for three decades, was arrested for drink-driving near his home in Malibu, California, last Friday.

PEOPLE: Mel Gibson checks into rehab after DUI arrest (Contra Costa Times)
Folks around Malibu can stop ducking for a few weeks. Mel Gibson is going to rehab. The Oscar-winning and devoutly Christian actor, who reportedly went on a drunken, anti-Semitic rant last weekend in Malibu when arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, is in a treatment facility at an undisclosed location, his publicist, Alan Nierob, told E! News on Monday.

Sharing a story of addiction - Woman called 'measuring stick' (The Times-Reporter)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Three people have successfully completed the year-old Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court drug court program, which was the subject of a story published Sunday. Teresa L. Barrick, one of the three, shares her story.

Former drug addict’s inspiring story offers hope to others (Pensacola News Journal)
Battling the demon of drug addiction most of her life, Donna Southers lost everything she had when she went to jail seven years ago on cocaine and grand larceny charges.

Singer admits drug addiction (News 24 South Africa)
SA rock band Seether have cancelled a US tour after their frontman admitted to having a substance-abuse problem.

Howard Gensler | From 'Braveheart' to booze rehab for Gibson (Philadelphia Daily News)
HEY,Mel Gibson, what are you doing this summer? Going to rehab. Yup, in a move that's probably as much about image rehab as it is about kicking the sauce, Gibson's rep, Alan Nierob, told the Star, "He is in a program of recovery at this time."

Gibson 'in rehab' (ITV.com)
Reports are suggesting that Hollywood actor Mel Gibson has booked into a rehab clinic. The report comes after he was pulled over for drink-driving in Malibu, California, and that he also made anti-semitic remarks to the arresting officer.

Teen's Addiction Leads Family To Unique Wilderness Therapy Program (Medical News Today)
At age 12, straight-A student Jamesturned to methamphetamines to help him cope with his mother's near-fatalillness and to be accepted by peers. Little did he know the drug wouldlater place him in his own life-or-death struggle to overcome addiction. [click link for full article]

Mel Gibson 'in rehab after tirade' (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
CNN has reported actor Mel Gibson has entered rehab.

GIBSON 'IN REHAB' (Daily Mirror)
MEL Gibson has checked into rehab in a bid to beat his alcohol addiction, according to reports from the US.

Bristlecone consolidates its addiction services (Reno Gazette-Journal)
All of Bristlecone Treatment Center's adult residential and outpatient programs are now being offered at 1725 S. McCarran Blvd. after today's consolidation of its addiction treatment and prevention services.

SHAMED GIBSON CHECKS IN TO REHAB (Daily Record)
BRAVEHEART star Mel Gibson has gone into rehab to help him beat the booze. The troubled actor checked himself into an unnamed centre. His agent Alan Neirob said: "He is in a programme of recovery at this time. The guy is trying to stay alive."

19 Arrests Made In Dubuque Drug Bust (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
Law enforcement officers in Dubuque arrestes 19 people in connection to a crack cocaine ring. And, more arrests are expected. It took 18 months and roughly 60 undercover drug transactions to make the arrests.

Gibson enters rehab, apologizes for actions (The Columbus Dispatch)
Actor Mel Gibson entered rehab after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, his spokesman said yesterday. Further details were not available.

The Fix: Mel Gibson checks himself into rehab. LAPD reopens Notorious B.I.G. case. Plus: Lindsay Lohan, partying no (Salon.com)
Morning Briefing: Mel Gibson's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day: With all the solemn, "gotta get better" language that usually accompanies a celebrity's entry into rehab, Mel Gibson checked himself into treatment Monday, though his publicist declined to say exactly where. Yesterday was a busy day for anti-Mel buzz; not only did ABC announce that his planned series on the Holocaust

Warnie's clean-bowled again, middle stump, of course … but it's a no-ball (Sydney Morning Herald)
WITH his serial philandering, junk food diet, text message addiction, public profanity, drug-ban-inducing vanity and bottled-blond vulgarity, Shane Warne has made himself an easy target for the chattering class.

Gibson Enters Rehab After DUI Arrest (KLTV Texas)
Academy Award winning actor-director Mel Gibson entered a rehab program after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, his publicist said Monday.

Gibson Checks Into Rehab (Zap2It)
After Mel Gibson's well-publicized DUI arrest and the subsequent media storm, the actor is seeking help for his drinking problem. The Oscar-winner has checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse and is "trying to stay alive," says spokesman Alan Neirob.

Learn about vocational rehab (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Participants will learn ways to access the services of Vocational Rehabilitation for themselves, their families or their clientele. The purpose of vocational rehab services is to assist people with disabilities to obtain essential services which will empower them.

Maia Szalavitz: Alcoholism is a Disease-- Anti-Semitism, Not So Much! (HuffingtonPost)
As a former addict, I know how hard it is to struggle with drug problems. And, as someone who has studied the issue of addiction for decades, I know that the question of addiction and responsibility-- what behavior is caused by the person, and what is due to the influence of the drug-- is not easily determined. Some-- call them the disease model absolutists-- argue that anything an addict says

19 Arrests Made In Dubuque Drug Bust (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
Law enforcement officers in Dubuque arrestes 19 people in connection to a crack cocaine ring. And, more arrests are expected. It took 18 months and roughly 60 undercover drug transactions to make the arrests.

New Stop-Smoking Drug Shows Promise, but so Did Others (RedNova)
By Mary Specht Smokers who have tried everything to kick the habit have one more option: Chantix, a stop-smoking drug that works differently from others. It arrived on the market Monday.

Former Big Leaguer To Rehab With Hooks (OurSports Central)
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - The Houston Astros announced Tuesday that former Astros' LHP Carlos Hernandez will make a rehab start with the Corpus Christi Hooks on Wednesday, August 2. The start is the first of the 2006 season for Hernandez, who until today's move was on the disabled list for Triple-A Round Rock.

36 held in Somaliland drug raids (News 24 South Africa)
More than 30 people - some of them foreigners - have been arrested in the breakaway enclave of Somaliland on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Drug czar: Meth battle needs tighter border patrol, treatment (Fayetteville Observer)
The next phase in the fight against methamphetamine should emphasize tightening U.S. borders to prevent drug trafficking, voluntary random drug testing at schools, and expanding treatment for addicts, the nation's drug czar said Tuesday.

County drug court snubbed by state (News-Register)
In late June, Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced that 13 Oregon counties had been awarded $5.5 million in state and federal funds for drug court programs serving children and families afflicted with addiction issues.

Mel Gibson checks into rehab (Digital Spy)
Mel Gibson checks into rehab according to reports, following his arrest for drink-driving.

Thomson's rehab hits a snag (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Pittsburgh — The Braves won't have John Thomson back in the rotation any time soon. Although surgery won't be needed, the veteran right-hander has been shut down from his minor league rehab assignment because of shoulder problems. Thomson, who had to leave a game Friday for Class AA Mississippi, had a MRI in Atlanta on Tuesday and Braves head trainer Jeff Porter said it revealed "mild fraying of

Drug czar: Tighten border in meth fight (AP via Yahoo! News)
The next phase in the fight against illicit methamphetamine should emphasize tightening U.S. borders to prevent drug trafficking, expanding voluntary drug testing in schools, and augmenting treatment for addicts, the nation's drug czar said Tuesday.

Smokers hopeful new drug breaks habit (UPI)
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Chantix, a new stop-smoking drug that partially activates nicotine receptors in the brain, has arrived on the U.S. market. USA Today says the new drug is different from other products because it levels out the peaks and dips from the roller coaster of nicotine addiction.

Mel Gibson's next move: rehab (Miami Herald)
Mel Gibson has retreated to rehab. The Oscar winner, who admitted to a ''horrific'' alcoholic relapse that saw him arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and criticized for going on an anti-Semitic rant, was in a ''program of recovery,'' publicist Alan Nierob tells E!Online.

Gibson 'in rehab' (ITV.com)
Reports are suggesting that Hollywood actor Mel Gibson has booked into a rehab clinic. The report comes after he was pulled over for drink-driving in Malibu, California, and that he also made anti-Semitic remarks to the arresting officer.

Smokers hopeful new drug breaks habit (PhysOrg)
Chantix, a new stop-smoking drug that partially activates nicotine receptors in the brain, has arrived on the U.S. market.

Rehab center depends on public support (Newport News-Times)
The Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast is housed on a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary east of Astoria. In addition to treating injured and orphaned wildlife, the center provides educational programs, and research focused on wildlife and environmental health.

Mel Gibson goes into rehab (The Arizona Republic)
Mel Gibson is in rehab in a fresh attempt to win his battle against alcoholism. The 'Lethal Weapon' star was pulled over in Malibu for speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway in the early hours of Friday and launched into a drunken tirade during which he allegedly made anti-Semitic comments.

The Eastern Door - - KAHNAWAKE MOHAWK TERRITORY (The Eastern Door)
Once a person is hooked on crack, the drug takes hold of their lives. Addiction is the result of a chemical change in the user’s brain that leads to a “need” to take the drug just to feel normal. Crack addicts begin to do anything from lying to stealing to fuel their addiction.

Research Leads To First Treatment For Drug-resistant HIV (Science Daily)
Doctors have their first FDA-approved tool to treat drug-resistant HIV thanks to a new molecule created by a Purdue University researcher. This is the first treatment that is effective against the growing number of drug-resistant strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The problem is widespread.

Methadone pioneer Vincent Dole dies at 93 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Dr. Vincent P. Dole, whose research in the 1960s established that methadone could be used to treat heroin addiction, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Transition house for alcohol and drug addicts (KPLC)
" Living on a Wing and a Prayer " is a newly created program for people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. With its founders from Southwest Louisiana, the program hopes to provide a transition house to addicts in desperate need of help, while making the community a better place to live.

Alcohol-drug agency chief to retire, return (Dayton Daily News)
— The Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board voted Wednesday to allow the agency's executive director to retire and be rehired on a three-year contract at a reduced salary.

08/02/06 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.

Doctor pioneered methadone therapy (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Vincent P. Dole showed drug could help save heroin addicts. NEW YORK - Dr. Vincent P. Dole, whose research in the 1960s established that methadone could be used to treat heroin addiction, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Porter probation officers learn of methadone alternative (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
VALPARAISO | Officials at the Porter County Adult Probation Department planned to meet today to hear about a drug that is touted as an alternative to methadone for those hoping to free themselves from heroin addiction.

Mercy Cardiac Rehab gains recertification (Sioux City Journal)
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Mercy Medical Center -- Sioux City has been nationally recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Quote of the day: Nancy Drew addicts don't get sent to rehab (CNET)
Blog: During a discussion at Siggraph 2006 in Boston about whether mature video games are a problem for today's youth, one panelist...

MOJ PROMOTES CREATION OF DRUG PREVENTION CENTERS (Central News Agency)
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is actively promoting the establishment of drug prevention centers around the island amid growing drug addiction rates, a MOJ official said Thursday.

Pain and secrecy of addiction shapes 'wounded healers' (Peoria Journal Star)
Our family's private battle with addiction became very public when "Saving Carrick," a "Dateline NBC" documentary about our daughter's recovery from heroin dependency, first aired in July 2005.

The top 10 addiction myths - and myth busters (Peoria Journal Star)
Think you know about addiction? Then these common myths may sound familiar: Myth 1: Drug addiction is voluntary behavior. You start out occasionally using alcohol or other drugs, and that is a voluntary decision. But as times passes, something happens, and you become a compulsive drug user.

Subutex to be listed as controlled drug (Channel NewsAsia)
The Government is making Subutex a controlled drug so as to fix a growing addiction to it. This means that Subutex will be obtainable only from a licensed doctor.




Last Modified: 08/2006