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Addiction Recovery News 10/2006




Wizards' Hayes Ready for Breakout (NBA.com)
Michael Lee of the WASHINGTON POST writes, "With the Wizards set to open training camp in Richmond on Tuesday, Hayes is close to where he wants to be. Entering the fourth and most important season of his career, Hayes said he is healthy for the first time in almost two years, following surgery on Feb. 14 to repair his broken kneecap and extensive rehab in his home town of Atlanta and in

Intrepid's rehab mission sets sail (New York Daily News)
After 25 years of welcoming tourists to its West Side berth, the famed aircraft carrier Intrepid will close to the public and prepare to set sail on a voyage to renewal.

THE RUMBLE (New York Post)
Surgeon, rehab specialist key to comeback With his surgically repaired left wrist feeling great, Gary Sheffield was asked why he chose Dr. Charles Melone to operate and Gary Flink as the rehab specialist. "I always do my research,"...

Rehab center proposed (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
MANISTEE — A clinic that would rehabilitate alcoholics and drug addicts based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard is proposed for the site of a former nursing home.

Coming Up (RedNova)
WALK AND RALLY: In recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Group Ministries will present "Recovery Awareness -- Walk and Rally" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The walk will begin at 1280 Main St. and end at Recovery Park, Jefferson Avenue and East Utica Street.

Macedon Man Charged in Drug Arrest (R News)
A Macedon man is behind bars after a drug bust this weekend. The Wayne County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Daniel Duvall, 54. Police found more than 100 pounds of marijuana, along with 30 rifles, several assault rifles, a grenade launcher and several thousand rounds of ammunition.

Making a Difference: Woman tells of life in Elko after beating methamphetamne addiction (Elko Daily)
ELKO — Breaking away from a drug addiction is difficult enough without talking about it publicly. But, for Mona Thompson, becoming the local face of a former methamphetamine user was worth the interview.

Man gets prison for stealing cars (The Maui News)
WAILUKU – A 29-year-old Maui Drug Court graduate who relapsed into drug addiction was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for stealing and breaking into cars.

Gosling outstanding as addicted teacher in 'Half Nelson' (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Writer-director Ryan Fleck's "Half Nelson," an uncomfortable commentary on drug addiction and societal roles, rises above much of the indie competition largely thanks to Ryan Gosling.

Rehab unit needs tostay put, says survivor (Northern Star)
COL Chalmers reckons he’d be a dead man without the Lismore rehabilitation unit. As a rule, rehabilitation units are supposed to be more about getting people’s lives back on track after a debilitating injury or major surgery.

Afghanistan Mulls Herbicide In Drug War (CBS 2 New York)
With profits from this spring's record opium crop fueling a broad Taliban offensive, Afghan authorities say they are considering a once unthinkable way to deal with the scourge: spraying poppy fields with herbicide.

10-02-06 Obituaries (Henry Herald)
Mr. John Thomas (J.T.) Avera, age 88, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of Gwinnett County for 50-plus years, passed away Sept. 29, 2006 at Cornerstone Rehab and Nursing Facility. Mr. Avera was born Dec. 18, 1917 in Dooley County the son of the late Maggie Louisa Smith and David Edward Avera.

Wide Right, Week In Review Paul Calvisi Cardinals Reporter (AZCardinals.com)
Perhaps Wide Right should consider a stint in rehab. Although, hang on, the extended stay at the “Betty Football, err…Ford Center” will have to wait. Right now, there’s simply too much football to follow.

New riverfront rehab price tag: $390M (BizJournals)
The riverfront redevelopment proposal that would put LP Field on an island and dramatically change the look and feel of downtown Nashville has been given a price tag - $390 million over more than 15 years.

Dallas firm jumps into rehab niche (BizJournals)
Reliant Healthcare Partners Inc. will open a $21 million rehabilitation hospital in Richardson next year as part of a plan to build as many as 10 freestanding rehab hospitals in the next five years.

Over rehab, and college bound (BBC News)
Tom Somerville broke his neck playing rugby for Harrow RFC. Here, he describes getting ready for university.

Rehab stint prompted by Gibson bust (The Ottawa Sun)
Mon, October 2, 2006 Rehab stint prompted by Gibson bust By AP LOS ANGELES -- Mel Gibson's drunk-driving arrest was a "big wake-up call" for Robin Williams, the funnyman tells Access Hollywood in an interview scheduled to air today. "If you're violating your standards faster than you can lower them, time to go away," he said. Williams, 55, announced he was seeking treatment for alcoholism less

Williams' 'wake-up call' from Gibson (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Troubled actor Robin Williams was inspired to check into rehab when he saw how graciously Mel Gibson sought help after his drink-fuelled fall from grace in July.

Rejuvenating effects of Botox develop psychological dependence on the wonder drug (Pravda)
These days even grannies have heard a couple of things about Botox, a popular non-surgical injection that reduces frown lines. Not unlike any other wonder drug, Botox is wrapped up in a veil of myths , rumors and scary stories made up by people who either overreact or tend to speculate on things they have very little knowledge about.

Williams Wake-up Call From Gibson (ContactMusic)
Troubled actor ROBIN WILLIAMS was inspired to check into rehab when he saw how graciously MEL GIBSON sought help after his drink-fuelled fall from gra

Child abuse persists in Schuylkill (The Morning Call)
Officials say problem is tied to drug and alcohol use in county. The rate of child abuse in Schuylkill County in 2005 was 60 percent higher than the statewide average, continuing a long-running trend in an area that is also grappling with addiction problems.

Teen girl relates hell of addiction (Mohave Valley News)
BULLHEAD CITY - A broken home, a mother buried deep in addiction and a lack of self worth paved the road Ashlynn followed to her own private hell. “I was 13 the first time I tried meth,” the 17-year-old brunette said. “I got really sick.

Drug rehabilitation clinic fined $16.5 million for Medicaid fraud (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A drug rehab clinic is fined 16-point-5 (m) million dollars for cheating the state's Medicaid system.

Doctors Develop New Approach To Web-based Drug Withdrawal Warnings (Science Daily)
The University of Cincinnati has developed a faster approach for informing consumers online when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdraws a medication. Researchers hope this new 24-hour update method will become the standard response system for Web sites carrying critical consumer health information.

Ex-Rep. Foley checks in alcohol rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
While GOP leaders scramble to contain the political fallout from the latest Washington sex scandal, the FBI is examining Republican Rep. Mark Foley's e-mail exchanges with teenage boys and the former congressman has checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Congressman under investigation for emails checks into rehab (ABC 13 Texas)
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under investigation for emails he exchanged with teen pages, reportedly checked himself into rehab.

Patrick owes more to fishing industry (Gloucester Daily Times)
Gloucester's fishing industry is "devastated" by drug and alcohol addiction, according to Deval Patrick, the Democratic candidate for governor. Really? He must have inside information nobody else does.

Debate flap:Patrick needs to check his facts (The Salem News)
The region's fishing industry is "devastated" by drug and alcohol addiction, according to Deval Patrick, the Democratic candidate for governor. Really? He must have inside information nobody else does.

Ex-Rep. Foley Checks Into Rehab (Washington Post)
Former congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) checked himself into a rehabilitation center over the weekend to undergo treatment for alcoholism, his attorney said today.

Ex-Rep. Foley checks into alcohol rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for e-mail exchanges with teenage congressional pages, has checked himself into rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney acknowledged Monday.

Lawyer: Foley checks into rehab for alcoholism (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The Florida congressman who quit after questions emerged about his e-mails to teenage pages has checked himself into alcohol rehab.

Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley to Enter Rehab (wten.com)
Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida admitted to, "alcoholism and related behavioral problems," and says he will enter rehab. Foley quit his job on Friday after word of sexually suggestive e-mails he sent to teenage boys working on Capitol Hill.

Disgraced US ex-lawmaker checks into rehab clinic (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A former Republican lawmaker facing possible criminal charges for the sexually-suggestive e-mails he sent to teenage congressional aides has checked into an alcohol treatment facility, his attorney told US media.

Foley checks into rehab (WHOI)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Florida congressman who quit after questions emerged about his e-mails to teenage pages has checked himself into alcohol rehab. His lawyer says Republican Mark Foley has entered treatment for alcoholism.

Whitney + Bobby = No more (Victoria Advocate)
The tumultuous marriage of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, which withstood drug addiction, Brown's numerous arrests, the decline of Houston's once-sparkling image and domestic abuse allegations, is coming to an end.

Mel Gibson Inpires Robin Williams to Go to Rehab (Fox 23)
Actor Robin Williams says his entry into a substance-abuse program was made easier by Mel Gibson's high-profile drunk driving arrest on the same day. Williams said Gibson's arrest and anti-Semitic tirade in Malibu allowed him a certain anonymity as he went into rehab for his own alcohol issues.

Mel Gibson Inpires Robin Williams to Go to Rehab (Fox 6 News San Diego)
Williams said Gibson's arrest and anti-Semitic tirade in Malibu allowed him a certain anonymity as he went into rehab for his own alcohol issues. Williams denied reports he and Gibson were in the same program.

Research links gene to alcohol addiction and anxiety (Chicago Flame)
Alcoholic beverages are a part of life, and a way of living while learning for a majority of college students. Alcoholic beverages contain an active ingredient called ethanol. Ethanol can be used as a drug and depressant, where chronic use can result in various psychological and physiological disorders.

Eric Clapton rethinks playing 'Cocaine' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Eric Clapton is playing "Cocaine" in concert again. The recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who founded the Crossroads Centre addiction recovery center on the Caribbean island of Antigua, stopped performing the song written by J.J. Cale when he first got sober.

Eric Clapton Rethinks Playing 'Cocaine' (Austin American-Statesman)
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Eric Clapton is playing "Cocaine" in concert again. The recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who founded the Crossroads Centre addiction recovery center on the Caribbean island of Antigua, stopped performing the song written by J.J. Cale when he first got sober.

Scientific and Medical Accuracy of the Narconon Drug Rehab Program (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
RIVIERES, Canada, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Support for the Narconon program grows rapidly in North America, as more and more specialists in the medical and drug rehabilitation community recognize the efficiency of the Narconon program.

Ex-Rep. Foley checks into alcohol rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for salacious e-mail exchanges with teenage congressional pages, has checked himself into rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney said Monday.

Overeating a Form of Addiction (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
MONDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Eating can be a form of addiction for obese people, suggests a new study that used a device to monitor stomach-to-brain signals.

Food may be like a drug for some, study shows (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The same brain circuits are involved when obese people fill their stomachs as when drug addicts think about drugs, a finding that suggests overeating and addiction may be linked, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

Ex-Rep. Foley checks self into alcohol rehab (Planet Out via Yahoo! News)
SUMMARY: The Florida Republican under a FBI lens for sexy e-chats with teen male pages seeks "treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems."

Tories focus on "hot topic" issues (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The Conservatives turn their attention on Tuesday to topics such as drug addiction, Britain's economic competitiveness and foreign affairs.

Robin Talks Rehab (E! Online)
Robin Williams's turning his latest publicity tour into a referendum on his recent trip to rehab. The Oscar-winning funnyman, making the rounds touting his new comedy, "Man of the Year," acknowledged that he had fallen off the wagon earlier this year but said he didn't decide to seek treatment until witnessing the aftermath of Mel Gibson's booze-fueled meltdown--what Williams termed a "big

Overeating by obese people 'is like drug addiction' (Guardian Unlimited)
· Study offers new insight into weight problems· Compulsion to eat driven by emotion, say scientists

Overeating is like drug addiction, research finds (Guardian Unlimited)
Science: Brian study offers new insight into weight problems.

Williams offers thanks for rehab support (UPI)
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Robin Williams is thanking fans for their support during his recent stay in a U.S. rehab center where he was treated for alcoholism.




Last Modified: 10/2006