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Addiction Recovery News 12/2006 (Page 4)




Gov’t prepares P5 billion rehab fund for typhoon-devastated areas (Sun Star)
BUDGET Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. on Friday said some Cabinet members are rushing the submission of a proposed Typhoon Rehabilitation Fund to the bicameral conference committee deliberating on the budget for inclusion in the 2007 General Appropriations Bill.

Slum rehab project at Hadapsar (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
MUNICIPAL Commissioner Nitin Kareer has forwarded a letter to the Pune Municipal Corporation's standing committee to appoint Hindustan Prefab Limited for construction of houses under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission's Slum Rehabilitation project at Hadapsar. Kareer has stated that the PMC would be undertaking a unique way of construction through 'Aluform' type of

More Accurate Estimates Of Community-Wide Illicit Drug Use (Medical News Today)
Scientists in Italy are reporting development of a method for more accurate estimates of the amount of illicit drug use in a community. Sara Castiglioni and colleagues note that current estimates of community-wide illicit drug use are based on indirect methods - such as population surveys, crime statistics and interviews - that tend to be unreliable.In a report scheduled for the Dec. [click link

City uses Wiregrass Rehab clients to meet needs at animal shelter (Dothan Eagle)
If she only had a rawhide chew toy. That, Jo-Alanna Nadeau said, would keep "Mouth" quiet. But for now, the little dog is barking constantly from a cage down the hallway.

Fire at Moscow drug rehab clinic kills 43 (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A fire at a Moscow drug rehabilitation hospital on Saturday killed 43 people, most of them young female drug addicts, officials said.

San Quentin inmates to counsel peers on drug, alcohol addiction (KESQ)
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. Fourteen inmates at San Quentin State Prison will soon begin helping their peers overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

San Quentin Inmates To Counsel Peers On Addiction (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Fourteen inmates at San Quentin State Prison will soon begin helping their peers overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Moscow drug clinic fire kills 45 women (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fire at a Moscow drug rehabilitation clinic on Saturday killed 45 female patients and staff whose attempts to flee were hampered by metal grilles blocking escape routes, emergency services said.

Moscow Rehab Blaze Kills 45 Women (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A fire at a Moscow drug rehabilitation clinic has killed 45 female patients and staff.

Common painkiller found effective in treating heroin addiction (EARTHtimes.org)
Researchers have found that a common and cheap painkiller can be an effective substitute for the costly methadone that is used in heroin addiction therapy. Besides, the drug, dihydrocodeine, has been found to be safer and less toxic.

State Has R X to Fix Drug Abuse Abusing Prescriptions May Soon Only Be Possible for House (RedNova)
By Jeanine BencaSTAFF California could be the first state with a real-time prescription drug monitoring system to crack down on narcotics abuse.

Spa Trends: Goodbye Pampering, Hello Rehab (New York Times)
Intensive ?detox spas,? offering therapies to purge the body of ?emotional baggage? and treatments like sweatings to rid it of toxins, are gaining popularity.

Local officials hold drug summit (The Daily Sentinel)
Local leaders met Friday to discuss the state of illicit drug use in East Texas, and all agreed that schools and organizations need more education at the grade school level to deter the youngest narcotics abusers from acquiring a dangerous — and often deadly — habit.

Fire in Moscow clinic kills 45, arson suspected (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A fire that swept through a Moscow drug rehabilitation clinic killing 45 women is suspected to have been caused by arson, officials said, as prosecutors opened a criminal inquiry.

Fire in Moscow clinic kills 45, arson suspected (AFP via Yahoo! News)
As investigators probed a fire that killed 45 women at a Moscow drug rehabilitation clinic in a suspected arson attack, a second blaze was reported to have killed eight people at a hospital in Siberia.

Drug addict linked to murder of Jodi (The Scotsman)
LAWYERS for Luke Mitchell are set to apply for his temporary freedom after the emergence of dramatic new evidence suggesting a drug addict who fantasised about killing women may have murdered Jodi Jones.

Tajikistan grapples with drug addiction (AP via Yahoo! News)
Central Asia's poorest county is also one of the world's leading transit routes for heroin, opium and other drugs from Afghanistan. Sergei Makhkamov has been caught in the flood.

Bike Giveaway Part of Kids' Rehab (R News)
Some kids who were once headed down the wrong path in life now have a new set of wheels, to hit the road to success and a drug-free life. "Friends Helping Friends " gave away free bicycles Saturay to court-involved teens who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

For aging drug users, it's hard to kick the habits (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
It's the generation that came of age in the permissive 1960s and '70s, part of the counterculture revolution that embraced the mantra "turn on, tune in, drop out." Now they are graying -- but some are still having a hard time breaking away from or resisting marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs. A national drug survey by the federal government, for example, has found that between 2002 and

Shopping Addiction: A Serious Problem (CBS News)
Michelle Miller reports that for 13 million adults in the U.S., shopping is a real addiction that requires treatment.

After years of drug addiction and trouble, he finds a lifeline (The Star-Ledger)
John T. had a history of leaving when things got tough. Raised in Puerto Rico by his grandparents, who owned a grocery store, he left their home at age 13 to flee a strict Christian upbringing.

Microfracture sufferers everywhere, take heart (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Hooray for microfracture surgery! OK, well, not exactly. But some of the fear and loathing accompanying the rehab process of Timberwolves guard Rashad McCants -- who had microfracture surgery on his right knee in June -- had to be alleviated a bit Thursday by what transpired in New Jersey. Two of the game's best-known microfracture surgery patients are Nets guard Jason Kidd and Phoenix forward

USD offers Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies online certificate program (Sioux City Journal)
VERMILLION, S.D. -- The School of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies at The University of South Dakota announced a new online undergraduate certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.

IDA seeks cost to fix railroad (Saratogian)
MOREAU -- The county's Industrial Development Agency wants to find out how much it would cost to rehab three miles of derelict railroad track in Moreau it purchased a decade ago.

Russia: 45 women die in fire at Russian drug rehab site (Tulsa World)
MOSCOW (AP) -- The locked gates and barred windows that kept 45 women from escaping a fire early Saturday at a drug treatment center pointed to conditions now common in post-Soviet Russia's state-run institutions.

No Mercy (Daily Southtown)
Thelma Matthew brought baked chicken and sweet-potato pie last Friday to her husband's room at the troubled Mercy Health Care and Rehab Center in Homewood.

OUT OF REHAB, L.A. MOGUL POUTS (New York Post)
HOLLYWOOD producer Jon Peters - whose credits include "Superman Returns," "Flashdance" and "Rain Man" - is trying to put his life back together after a stint in rehab left him estranged from his family. When asked about his battle with addiction...

More room for rehab (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Jen Boisvert, clad in black exercise clothes, went through some stretches in a sixth-floor gym at Frazier Rehab Institute's downtown tower, part of a program to help her regain leg movement after a spinal-cord injury.

Rehab homes rile residents (Orange County Register)
Newport Beach aims to hold a conference in March on oversight.

Reliever Walker rejoins Giants (Contra Costa Times)
Tyler Walker helped to fix the Giants bullpen two seasons ago. Now the Giants are giving Walker a chance to fix himself. The Giants signed the big, affable right-hander to a minor league contract and invited him to work out with the major league club in spring training. Walker, 30, is doing rehab work after elbow ligament replacement surgery in early July. He plans to start throwing off a mound

IDA seeks cost to fix railroad (Saratogian)
MOREAU -- The county's Industrial Development Agency wants to find out how much it would cost to rehab three miles of derelict railroad track in Moreau it purchased a decade ago.

Rehab workshop slated Thursday (Elko Daily)
ELKO — A workshop will be held at the Bureau of Land Management’s Elko Field Office to discuss post-fire vegetation rehabilitation objectives as they affect grazing on public lands.

AMA seeks briefing on rehab unit talks (Northern Star)
THE NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association is keeping a close watch on the current situation with Northern Rivers rehabilitation services.

Drug Court continues to save lives in Pine Belt (Hattiesburg American)
Drug Court saves lives, and the local program’s graduates can attest to that. “If I hadn’t gotten into Drug Court, I would be dead,” said Dawne Steed, one of 16 participants who will graduate from the program Monday. “Every day I wanted to quit, but I didn’t know how.”

Colleen battles back from illness, addiction (Boston Herald)
If the internal bleeding, hepatitis C and repeated hip replacement surgeries didn't kill her, Colleen Alleyne, 49, was terrified the winter would. So during her summer of rehab at the Barbara McInnis...

USD offers Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies online certificate program (Sioux City Journal)
VERMILLION, S.D. -- The School of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies at The University of South Dakota announced a new online undergraduate certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.

Gary businessman wants to help rehab hometown (Post-Tribune)
Marcell Jackson is 32. His Gary business, NJS Kitchen Cabinets and More, is about six months old. His hopes for success are in loyalty from Gary builders, especially other young entrepreneurs.

Heinz recognizes effort to help Valley children (Times Leader)
Annual campaign chairs Cece McCarthy and Margie Ufberg greeted volunteers, supporters and staff at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine to announce the annual campaign successes that benefit hundreds of children in the Wyoming Valley with disabilities who are treated at the rehab hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township. Hannah Beach, teen ambassador, Wilkes-Barre, and Amber Dudek, pediatric

Couple's $10 bid, rehab project highlighted (The Troy Record)
What do you think of the DNA report that Princess Diana’s driver was indeed drunk on the night of the fatal accident? I hope it ends all the conspiracy theories about the incident.

The Holiday Season Poses Risks for Those with Drug and Alcoholism Addictions (PR Web)
As the Holiday season begins people who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction and dependence are at greater risk to re addict than any other time of the year. (PRWeb Dec 11, 2006) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/RW1wdC1TdW1tLUNvdXAtTWFnbi1NYWduLVplcm8=

Scinico skates around her success on the ice (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Senior Maria Scinico saw a stress fracture in her tibia cut short her cross country season, and while she’s trying to rehab for track season for Bishop Hannan, it’s put a crimp into what may be her favorite sport of all — figure skating.

BOTTOMS UP FOR BLADDERED AMY (Sunday Mirror)
DINERS had a bit of a, er, bum evening out when Amy Winehouse turned up off her face at their restaurant. The 23-year-old Rehab singer, made an a***e of herself at London's Cottons. A miffed witness tells us: "It was 7pm but she was totally out of it.

Hattiesburg officials laud success of Drug Court program (The Clarion-Ledger)
HATTIESBURG — Drug Court saves lives, and the local program's graduates can attest to that. "If I hadn't gotten into Drug Court, I would be dead," said Dawne Steed, one of 16 participants who will graduate from the program today. "Every day I wanted to quit, but I didn't know how."

Wined-Up Winehouse (My Kinda Place)
Amy Winehouse has been keeping true to her name and been involved in lots more booze-fuelled antics this weekend. The singer, who recently sang about not going to rehab, was in London restaurant Cottons, where she was completely sozzled at 7pm.

The new program rewards recovering drug addicts with incentives for clean urinalysis tests. (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
CHEYENNE - Local officials say it works because it gives recovering drug addicts something to fight for. It rewards them with the hope that good things do come in small packages.

Injury News (Wasps)
Date: Mon 11 Dec 2006. Fiona Hackett reports London Wasps squad are (touch wood!) looking in pretty good shape as they head into the busy Christmas period, with only one player in long term rehab.

Rehab workshop slated Thursday (Elko Daily)
ELKO — A workshop will be held at the Bureau of Land Management’s Elko Field Office to discuss post-fire vegetation rehabilitation objectives as they affect grazing on public lands.

'Hole in the door' burglar (Halifax Today)
By Elaine Jinks A PROLIFIC burglar who stole to fund a drug addiction has been jailed for 15 months.

New And Cheaper Way To Treat Heroin Addiction (Medical News Today)
Costly methadone treatment for heroin addicts could be replaced by a substitute painkiller that is half the price, safer and less toxic.In a study spanning three and a half years, researchers found that the prescription painkiller dihydrocodeine is equally as effective as methadone to help drug users kick the habit. [click link for full article]

Peer pressure and a few puffs... and you have an addiction (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
That first puff of tobacco, invoking a pseudo feeling of manliness, prompts most younsters to go for the next. And soon, they are hooked. Tobacco, the gateway to drug abuse, has maximum addicts all over the city, point out doctors. And from smoking, it's a relatively small step to get onto marijuana and even cocaine. "Youngsters are crazy for tobacco intake, in order to be labelled




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