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Addiction Recovery News 11/2006




Parents willing to drug test kids (TVNZ)
Two thirds of parents would ask their teenage son or daughter to take a home drug test as a means of keeping them away from drugs, according to a nationwide survey of 2,064 US parents.

National Hyperbaric Teams Up With TLC HealthCare(TM) Quality Improvement Organization (RedNova)
National Hyperbaric Rehab Center (Pink Sheets: NHYB) under the SanCuro Wound Systems division has contracted with TLC HealthCare™ Quality Improvement Organization ("TLC") to organize quality improvement programming and educational services. Under the direction of founder Scott M.

Domestic news (The West Australian)
Fear and misconceptions around the dangerous street drug "ice" have marginalised drug users as a whole, says an addicts support agency which is calling for a new approach to treating addiction.

Ramon's father stages bootcamp for Pitt, rehab for son (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Ronald Ramon and Keith Benjamin have been roommates for three years and have become accustomed to living on their own. Earlier this summer they added a third roommate to their Oakland apartment.

Prescription Drug Abuse (KXAN 36 Austin)
In the past week, four women have been arrested for attempting to commit prescription drug fraud in the Austin area. The reports we've found show women forging or altering prescriptions for painkillers.

Riverbend up for sale: Management firm upgrading care facility, hopes to finalize sale to Florida group (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The spacious hallways at Riverbend Nursing and Rehab in Muscatine have taken on a new sheen and the walls are awash with muted pastels and framed art work.

Resident has faith that Riverbend will be a 'great place' (Muscatine Journal)
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Norma Jones was smiling Monday afternoon as she relaxed in her room at Riverbend Nursing and Rehab in Muscatine.

Colombian anti-drug assault aimed at Europe (Seattle Times)
Colombia's vice president is taking a hard-hitting anti-drug message to Europe, complaining about cocaine-snorting celebrities who...

UK teen to fight cyber addiction (Contractor UK)
A UK teenager is among one of the first children to be treated for addiction to computer games, it emerged yesterday. The 16-year-old will undergo a 30-day course at a clinic in Amsterdam, linked to The Priory.

Fardeen moves HC for detoxification in drug seizure case (New Kerala)
Mumbai, Nov 1: In a move to attract lesser penalty, Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan, embroiled in a drug seizure case, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to undergo detoxification in a de-addiction centre.

Fardeen moves HC for detoxification in drug seizure case (Outlook India)
In a move to attract lesser penalty, Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan, embroiled in a drug seizure case, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to undergo detoxification in a de-addiction centre.

Fardeen moves HC in drug seizure case (IBN live)
Fardeen Khan, embroiled in a drug seizure case, has moved the High Court to undergo detoxification in a de-addiction centre.

Prescription Drug Abuse (KXAN 36 Austin)
In the past week, four women have been arrested for attempting to commit prescription drug fraud in the Austin area. The reports we've found show women forging or altering prescriptions for painkillers.

Multi-billion-peso reimbursement eyed for Guimaras rehab (INQ7.net)
THE Philippine government will seek reimbursement from the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund “and other appropriate sources’’ for its expenses in the Guimaras oil spill cleanup, a ranking House member said on Wednesday.

FOX 411: Nicole Kidman Absent From Launch of New 'Fur' Flick (Fox News)
Nicole Kidman opts out of publicity for her film 'Fur,' opting instead to support hubby in rehab; Madonna to raise adopted kid in Kabbalah; rumors over Reese-Ryan split.

Urban's bourbon; a 'Grey' matter; Tom & Katie's nuptials (Chicago Tribune)
PEOPLE: Everybody loves a love story, but People's spinmeisters pushed awfully hard to cast Keith Urban's latest troubles into a country-and-western love story. With "Nicole By His Side," as People's cover says, crooner Urban checked into a rehab clinic Oct. 19 to treat, says his spokesman, "a drinking problem."

Meth, cocaine 'remedy' hits market (MSNBC)
A drug cocktail that backers say is the first effective treatment for methamphetamine and cocaine addiction is dividing substance abuse experts into two hostile camps – those who say it works miracles and those who say it has been rushed to market without any scientific testing.

Drug problems taking toll on small towns (Hartselle Enquirer)
Even the smallest towns are affected by the nation’s largest drug problems, so the city of Hartselle has its own investigations division to stop those problems in their tracks.

Judge orders drug rehab for PHS student (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH -- A star pitcher for the high school baseball team, on probation for marijuana possession, appeared in district court Tuesday for his fourth probation violation alleging his drug use.

Waves batter coral rehab project (Sun Star)
DIVE experts said conservation efforts in Sarangani Bay and Celebes Sea suffered a major blow from the dozens of storms or typhoons that hit the Philippines this year.

Fayette School Superintendent Silberman Leaves Rehab, Heads Home (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman, who was seriously injured in a biking accident October 8, was released from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday morning and will return home to continue his recuperation.

Conference addresses drug treatments (Airdrie Echo)
Airdrie Echo — Drug abuse and the problems associated with the debilitating addiction was on the mind of many in Alberta recently. The first Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Courts national conference was held in Edmonton in October, with more than 400 delegates and speakers in attendance.

Stroke Rehab Technique Improves Arm, Hand Function (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Stroke Rehab Technique Improves Arm, Hand Function Category: Health News Created: 11/1/2006 2:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 11/1/2006 2:05:07 AM

Former Rep. Foley to Remain in Rehab Beyond 30-Day Stay (Fox News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley will stay in treatment for alcoholism beyond his 30-day stay, his attorney says Wednesday.

Fayette School Superintendent Silberman Leaves Rehab, Heads Home (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman, who was seriously injured in a biking accident October 8, was released from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday morning and will return home to continue his recuperation.

Boot out the time wasters (Greenock Telegraph)
ONLY drug users who want to beat their addiction should get medical treatment, according to a controversial Greenock MSP.

Mel helped me seek rehab, says Love (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
US singer Courtney Love, who has been sober for 15 months, says Mel Gibson helped her on the road to recovery.

Love says Gibson helped her rehab (The West Australian)
US singer Courtney Love, who has been sober for 15 months, says Mel Gibson helped her on the road to recovery. Love, the former leader of the band Hole and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, said Gibson had showed up at a California hotel room while she was doing drugs with several men.

Nolan winds up as Aggie starter (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Oct 20, 2006 - 11:25:21 CDT. UC Davis running back Marcus Nolan spent his entire football career dreading the knee injury, fearing the sound of popping ligaments and the arduous rehab that came with it.

Fayette School Superintendent Silberman Leaves Rehab, Heads Home (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman, who was seriously injured in a biking accident October 8, was released from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday morning and will return home to continue his recuperation.

Kidman shuns spotlight to help hubby through rehab Home (New Kerala)
London, Nov 2: Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has decided to cancel all her professional and social commitments in order to be with her hubby Keith Richards during his rehab stint.

Rehab interrupts Keith Urban's ride (Houston Chronicle)
Everything, it seemed, had been going so right lately for Keith Urban, whose fervent wish until last week was to try out his new music for fans. Now, the first thing everyone will be searching for in Love, Pain and the whole crazy thing will be clues.

Foley asks for more time in alcohol-rehab center (Deseret Morning News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned over sexually explicit messages sent to male congressional pages, is remaining in treatment for alcoholism beyond his initial 30-day stay, his attorney said Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Kidman shuns spotlight to help hubby through rehab (Yahoo! India News)
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has decided to cancel all her professional and social commitments in order to be with her hubby Keith Richards during his rehab stint. Most recently 'The Interpreter' actress opted out of the big New York premiere of latest film 'Fur.'

Jennings' rehab is on track (Tennessean)
Nearly two-thirds of the 97 players listed on Vanderbilt's preseason roster have been redshirted at some point of their career. Jeff Jennings will carry that designation next season, though his came by necessity rather than by choice.

Foley extends stay at Arizona rehab clinic (Miami Herald)
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is remaining in treatment for alcoholism beyond his initial 30-day stay, his attorney said Wednesday. Foley checked into a 30-day treatment program at the Sierra Tucson center in Catalina, Ariz., near Tucson, on Oct. 1.

Nic Puts Hubby First (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Nicole Kidman's first months of marriage haven't turned into the idyllic time she must have been hoping for, after her hubby went into rehab in October. But she's being the supportive wife.

Luxury rehab plan proposed in Sharon (Republican American)
SHARON -- Robert DePretis has abandoned his controversial plan to build condominiums on Jackson Hill, offering his 42-acre property to a company that wants to convert it into a luxury center for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Drug Prescribed For Migraines And Seizures Found To Increase Risk Of Kidney Stones (Science Daily)
Topiramate, a drug commonly prescribed to treat seizures and migraine headaches, can increase the propensity of calcium phosphate kidney stones, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

Foley Rehab Stay to Last a Little Longer (Central Florida News 13)
Former Congressman Mark Foley will stay in alcohol rehab a little longer than was first expected.

Parents Would Drug-Test Kids, Survey Says (Join Together Online)
The drug-prevention group NotMyKid has released a new survey finding that two-thirds of parents say they would drug-test their teenage children, Reuters reported Oct. 31.

Foley extends stay at Arizona rehab clinic (Miami Herald)
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is remaining in treatment for alcoholism beyond his initial 30-day stay, his attorney said Wednesday. Foley checked into a 30-day treatment program at the Sierra Tucson center in Catalina, Ariz., near Tucson, on Oct. 1.

Richie flees rehab for shopping (The Arizona Republic)
Nicole Richie allegedly quit her rehab program to go shopping. The super-slim 'Simple Life' star checked into the Beau Monde treatment center last Thursday (26.10.06) to seek help to gain weight, but checked out 72 hours later insisting she needed some retail therapy.

Kidman's prenup forced rehab (The Arizona Republic)
Nicole Kidman allegedly had a clause written into her prenuptial agreement with Keith Urban that he had to go to rehab if he started drinking or taking drugs again - on the insistence of ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Scoop: Shopping trumps rehab for Richie (MSNBC)
Nicole Richie reportedly went AWOL from rehab — to go shopping.

Chaplins Rehab Saved Keane From Split (ContactMusic)
British rockers KEANE would have split for good if frontman TOM CHAPLIN had refused to check into rehab to treat his drink and drug problems. The SOM

Dohertyskinner Track Better Than Rehab (ContactMusic)
Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has hailed his recent collaboration with hip-hop star MIKE SKINNER and his group THE STREETS "better than rehab". The BA

Tonight, they'll hit the street vs. drugs (Boston Globe)
A recent rash of heroin overdoses has prompted plans for a candlelight vigil in Abington tonight . The event is an effort to increase awareness about the prevalence of drug addiction.

Courtney Love says Mel Gibson helped her recover from drugs (CBC)
Courtney Love, once the wild front woman of the band Hole and widow of singer Kurt Cobain, is crediting actor Mel Gibson for her recovery from drug addiction.

Prenup clause sent Keith to rehab (Stuff)
Nicole Kidman allegedly had a clause written into her prenuptial agreement with Keith Urban that he had to go to rehab if he started drinking or taking drugs again - on the insistence of ex-husband Tom Cruise.




Last Modified: 11/2006