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Addiction Recovery News 12/2006




Taking a stand to expand drug rehab (Great News Network)
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - At any one time, about 5,700 teenagers in Washington County need counseling for drug or alcohol abuse. Last year only about 570 got it.

Crake returns home for rehab (Townsville Bulletin)
DOCTORS expect to know in about two months whether Australian cyclist Paul Crake will walk again after his involvement in a horror crash in New Zealand last month.

'Candy' lovers go sour with drug abuse (Chicago Sun-Times)
If there was any lingering doubt about Heath Ledger's versatility following "Brokeback Mountain," it should be dispelled here. "Candy" allows him to get dark and dirty, and speak in his native Australian accent for a change, in an intensely believable tale of love and drug addiction.

Ex-user shares addiction story at meth forum (The Idaho Statesman)
Not even a pregnancy was powerful enough for Sarah Fuhriman to overcome her methamphetamine addiction. She said she tried to quit but still ended up using during her pregnancy. Fuhriman said her premature baby later died of sudden infant death syndrome.

Stingray attack survivor now in rehab center (Miami Herald)
The Lighthouse Point man who survived a stingray attack has been moved to an in-patient rehabilitation center at North Broward Medical Center.

Bittersweet 'Candy' (Philadelphia Daily News)
In "Candy," a first-rate Aussie cast tries to reinvigorate the familiar story of lovers losing themselves to drug addiction. Heath Ledger plays Dan, a heroin addict who, in the movie's first scene, agrees to inject his girlfriend (Abbie Cornish) with the drug. She's less interested in getting high than in getting closer to her boyfriend - experiencing the same things, or at least coming to

Stingray attack survivor now in rehab center (Miami Herald)
The Lighthouse Point man who survived a stingray attack has been moved to an in-patient rehabilitation center at North Broward Medical Center.

Robin Williams: 'Every day I'm grateful' (Belfast Telegraph)
He may be just out of rehab, but Robin Williams is busier than ever. Gill Pringle talks to him about wit and wisdom

'Time to step up city's war on addiction' (EveningTimes Online)
AN urgent review of how drug and alcohol addiction is dealt with in Glasgow has been called for.

Doherty faces drug sentencing on Monday (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Pete Doherty, lead singer with the rock band Babyshambles, returns to court next week to be sentenced for seven drug offences, prosecutors said on Friday.

Drug market or medicine? Mercer citizens, CRC representatives debate methadone in Charleston (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)
CHARLESTON — Both sides of a highly-contested methadone center plan agreed this week that there is a drug problem in Mercer County. They disagreed on whether such a clinic would be a cure or cause for more worry.

Clinton hails TN as model for tsunami rehab works (Outlook India)
Appreciating the rehabilitation work in tsunami-affected areas of Tamil Nadu, former US President Bill Clinton today said the activities should be replicated through out the world.

New owners to rehab downtown Wayland building (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
After sitting vacant for nearly nine years, one of downtown Wayland's oldest and most prominent buildings may be getting a new lease on life. The new owners of the two-story building at 102 W. Superior Ave. plan to finish its renovation, which was started by one of the structure's previous owners.

City gets P10M aid for rehab of damaged road (Sun Star)
THE City Government received P10 million from the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) for the rehabilitation of the eroded road shoulder along P. Burgos Street that collapsed at the height of typhoon "Florita" last July.

'Potty Pete' Makes Another Try at Cleaning Up (ABC News)
Moss Reportedly Backs His Implant Rehab Plan -- But Will It Stick?

Movies opening next Friday (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MOVIES OPENING FRIDAY APOCALYPTO (R) MEL GIBSON WROTE AND DIRECTED THIS ACTION-ADVENTURE SET DURING THE DECLINE OF THE MAYAN CIVILIZATION. BLOOD DIAMOND (R) AN ADVENTURE IN WHICH LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND DJIMON HOUNSOU GO ON A QUEST FOR A RARE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND. CANDY (R) HEATH LEDGER AND ABBIE CORNISH BATTLE DRUG ADDICTION. COME EARLY MORNING (R) A ROMANTIC DRAMA IN WHICH ASHLEY JUDD CONFRONTS

Minister Cristina participates in drug issues conference (di-ve)
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news) -- December 01, 2006 -- 1955CET -- The Council of Europe's Pompidou Group, the inter-governmental organisation with the mission to contribute to the quality of European drug policies, practices and research, held its Ministerial conference in Strasbourg on November 27 and 28. Malta actively joined the Group in the early 90's and in 1999, hosted the first Mediterranean

Examining The Criminal Mind (ABC News 4)
Charleston, SC - Medical and legal experts are dissecting the science of crime, looking for keys to substance abuse. Experts believe understanding the addiction to one illegal drug, could lead to tougher sentences.

City receives home rehab grant (Derby Daily Reporter)
The city of Derby received $225,000 through the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program to rehabilitate about 11 homes. “The whole idea is to keep aging houses in good repair to keep neighborhoods from declining,” Kathy Sexton, city manager, said.

Hodge sent down for rehab (Denver Post)
The Nuggets sent guard Julius Hodge to the NBADL Colorado 14ers today. Hodge didn't participate in Nuggets training camp and hasn't played a game for the franchise this season because of an infection in his left foot.

Post-Godhra rehab: BJP to face music in House (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Aiming to push the BJP on to the backfoot in Parliament, non-BJP parties plan to bring up the Modi government's record on rehabilitation of the post-Godhra riot victims with the claim that the state government has done precious little to help the victims. Following Thursday's visit by nine MPs from "secular parties" like the Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Samajwadi Party, RJD, LJP and Forward Bloc to

Nuggets shooting victim Hodge to rehab in D-League (ESPN)
A day after Nuggets guard Julius Hodge was cleared to resume playing basketball, Denver assigned him to its NBA Development League affiliate, the Colorado 14ers.

Drug-Using Dad Makes Amazing Transformation (WRCB Chattanooga)
A drug-using dad is making an amazing transformation. 26-year old Eric Painter hit rock bottom when meth took over his life. Chattanooga's Teen Challenge drug outreach celebrated a sobering success story with a special graduation ceremony.

'Tis The Season To Be Sorry (CBS News)
Rarely have there been so many prominent public apologies coming so close together, saying at once so much ? ?That wasn't really me, it was the booze talking, I have inner rage, I have a dark side, I'm in rehab? ? and so little.

Program helps women kick addiction (San Antonio Express News)
Alpha Home also teaches them how to be self-sufficient.

Luke Taylor (Southeast Missourian)
Luke Taylor, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Heartland Care and Rehab. He was born Nov. 13, 1961, in St. Louis, son of Henry and Myrtle Burnette Taylor. Taylor was formerly of...

Tracy Interfaith Ministries helps those in need (The Record)
When Jennifer Wolthuis, 26, was a single mom battling back from a drug addiction, she went to Tracy Interfaith Ministries to help feed and clothe her two young children.

Addiction To Shopping (KXAN 36 Austin)
Tis the season to shop, but doctors say compulsive shopping is year-round. KXAN NBC Austin's Sonta Henderson found a shopper who puts that struggle into perspective.

Hodge Sent Down For Rehab (NBA.com)
Marc J. Spears of THE DENVER POST writes, "The Nuggets sent guard Julius Hodge to the NBADL Colorado 14ers today. "

Addiction To Shopping (KXAN 36 Austin)
Tis the season to shop, but doctors say compulsive shopping is year-round. KXAN NBC Austin's Sonta Henderson found a shopper who puts that struggle into perspective.

Buddhist monks help UK addicts beat habit (Sunday Herald)
not be rehab as we might imagine it, but thousands of addicts have healed themselves with projectile vomiting sessions in this Thai monastery since the Buddha appeared in a vision before the abbot of Thamkrabok in 1959.

Drug drama 'Candy' has strong performances but little insight (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
(AP) - If there was any lingering doubt about Heath Ledger's versatility following "Brokeback Mountain," it should be dispelled here.

Drug drama 'Candy' has strong performances but little insight (Jam! Showbiz)
(AP) - If there was any lingering doubt about Heath Ledger's versatility following "Brokeback Mountain," it should be dispelled here. "Candy" allows him to get dark and dirty, and speak in his native Australian accent for a change, in an intensely believable tale of love and drug addiction.

A film star at 11, in rehab at 20: The Lindsay Lohan story (Independent)
The Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has announced that she is attending sessions of Alcoholics Anonymous - a move praised last night by health campaigners. Lohan has become as well known for her partying as her screen appearances, which began in 1998 with The Parent Trap.

FirstHealth Rehab Center Offering Infrared Therapy (Southern Pines Pilot)
For three years, Knollwood Village resident Donald Gehring has dealt with lack of coordination due to neuropathy, damage to the peripheral nervous system that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.

Drunken angel (Richmond Register)
I understand what it is like to be addicted, but I don’t understand what causes addiction. My best guess is that obesity, alcoholism and drug addiction are part of your genetic makeup.

New programs help mentally ill ex-cons (AP via Yahoo! News)
Larry Lamb has lived a half-century of failures: three stints in New Jersey state prison, four psych ward confinements, drug and alcohol abuse dating back to adolescence, and more time in county lockups than he can count.

Recovering meth addict now working to help others live sober (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
Kevin Ball has been incarcerated 25 times, and he’s not closing the door on his past. Today, Ball is the sober living coordinator at the FreeBirds Solution Center Inc., a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation organization in Terre Haute. He’s also a recovering methamphetamine addict.

Prison program helps inmates recover from addiction to meth (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
Although Terre Haute native Connie Wilson journeyed to Carlisle to view a presentation about methamphetamine, she already knows quite a bit about the drug. Her son was addicted to it. Wilson and John Lookebill, her son, were among the people to see the presentation in the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility about the dangers and dilemmas associated with meth use.

A deadly double standard (The Charleston Gazette)
For two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved dangerous dosing information about methadone for pain patients, but ordered safe doses for addiction patients.

Drug addiction a growing problem in Reynosa (Valley Morning Star)
REYNOSA - Patients at a south Reynosa drug rehab center sometimes walk up onto the roof to look out over the city before their evening meeting.

Downey Jr. offers help to Urban (New Kerala)
London, Dec 3: Actor Robert Downey Jr. is keen to help his co-star Nicole Kidman's husband Keith Urban who is trying to get over his alcohol problem. Urban, a country singer, recently checked into a rehab after he got back to drinking.

Downey Jr offers to help Kidman's hubby fight his alcohol demons (Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Nicole Kidman's hubby Keith Urban will definitely not be battling his addiction demons alone, for now her 'Fur' co-star Robert Downey Jr has also offered to lend the country singer his support. Downey Jr, who himself battled drug addiction in the late 1990s, offered Urban his support once the singer comes out of rehab. An insider revealed that Downey Jr had offered Urban

Overcoming addiction: 'Stronger than the drug' (The Mail Tribune)
More than eight years free from methamphetamine, Cathy Sather thought refusing drugs was a value she communicated to her children. But meth rocked the family once again last year when Sather's oldest son landed in prison for a drug-related robbery.

Medical Edge: Working out, rehab, drugs aid neck pain (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had chronic neck pain for the past six years, and it is getting progressively worse. Last year, after I developed numbness in my right hand, I was given an MRI, which showed cervical stenosis caused by bulging disks and bony spurs. Also, an electromyogram showed that the numbness was caused by ulnar nerve entrapment. I was told that nothing could be done to fix the

Noble drug court bumps starting date to Dec. 20 (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Noble County will start its drug court program a few weeks ahead of schedule, court officials said Friday.

Two Carson teens continue the recovery process (Nevada Appeal)
After finishing production of the short movie she wrote based on her own experiences with drug use, Cyndle Bell felt she'd finally released the demons that held her captive to addiction all of her teenage life.

Hooked on the Border (The Monitor)
REYNOSA - Patients at a south Reynosa drug rehab center sometimes walk up onto the roof to look out over the city before their evening meeting....

Mayor wants quick rehab of eroded Magsaysay wall (Sun Star)
A BIDDING process for the rehabilitation of the collapsed Magsaysay Avenue retaining wall might not ensue because of the urgent need to repair the structure, said acting Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr.

Two Carson teens continue the recovery process (Nevada Appeal)
After finishing production of the short movie she wrote based on her own experiences with drug use, Cyndle Bell felt she'd finally released the demons that held her captive to addiction all of her teenage life.




Last Modified: 12/2006