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Addiction Recovery News 03/2007




Taking The Fall (WIAT TV CBS 42 Birmingham)
A Birmingham ministry is reaching out to help women who have taken a fall in a variety of ways, drug addiction, homelessness, even time in jail. It's giving them a chance for a fresh start, with life skill classes, lessons in faith and sometimes a message of tough love.

Kansas Rehab Speaks Out Against 75 Percent Rule (WIBW-TV Topeka)
A new rule in the medicare system is leaving some people without care. Kansas rehab hospital today spoke out about the so-called "75 percent rule." Under the rule, only 13 medical conditions will be allowed intensive rehabilitation care.

Many tools needed to reduce drug abuse (Times-Standard)
I have nothing good to say about methamphetamines. Working in drug abuse treatment from 1984 to 2002, I met hundreds of individuals and families that had been nearly destroyed by the drug.

High-stakes addiction (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University student Craig Swart did not listen to his mother the first time she urged him to get help for his gambling. After sinking deep into gambling addiction, he’s glad he finally took her advice.

Local researchers say they've found potential treatment for meth addiction (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new monoclonal antibody that destroys the highly addictive drug methamphetamine, suggesting an entirely new way to treat the global epidemic of methamphetamine abuse.

Britney Rehab Blackmail? (antiMUSIC)
(pr-inside) [today's BS report] BRITNEY SPEARS checked back into a Californian rehabilitation facility last week (22FEB07) after estranged husband KEVIN FEDERLINE threatened to take away her children.

TV series to shed light on addiction (Clanton Advertiser)
A state expert hopes a new documentary series will help shed light on addiction, which has scientifically been proven to be a brain disease. The 14-part HBO series title "Addiction" debuts on March 15, but a screening of a 90-minute documentary from the series was held Tuesday night in Birmingham.

Report by inspector general blasts drug treatment group (The Star-Ledger)
The state should demand that a trade association for drug treatment providers return nearly $1.8 million in grants it never used or misspent on perks and lobbying efforts in violation of state rules, a report from the inspector general said yesterday.

Drug court expansion bill falls short in committee (Arkansas News Bureau)
By Doug Thompson Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - Judges disagree over a bill defining statewide rules and standards for drug courts, and the measure fell one vote short of advancing from a Senate committee Wednesday.

School Superintendent Target Of Drug Investigation (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
An Oklahoma school superintendent is on administrative leave because of a drug investigation. Investigators with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics say Jerry Buckner and his wife, Robyn, who is a school teacher, could face charges of obtaining drugs by fraud.

Miss USA: Rehab 'humbled me a lot' (CNN.com)
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) -- Kentucky native Tara Conner plans to stay in New York after her reign as Miss USA ends on March 23.

Kevin Federline Gave Britney Spears Rehab Ultimatum (Hollywood.com)
Britney Spears checked back into a California rehabilitation facility last week after estranged husband Kevin Federline threatened to take away her children.

Drug court expansion bill falls short in committee (Arkansas News Bureau)
By Doug Thompson Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - Judges disagree over a bill defining statewide rules and standards for drug courts, and the measure fell one vote short of advancing from a Senate committee Wednesday.

Drug Court Expansion Legislation Stalls (Southwest Times Record)
LITTLE ROCK — Judges disagree over a bill defining statewide rules and standards for drug courts, and the measure fell one vote short of advancing from a Senate committee Wednesday.

Vancouver Mayor Leans on Methadone to Fight City's Drug Problems (Join Together Online)
Vancouver has been in the spotlight for its controversial "safe-injection" program for drug users, but a new plan to fight addiction and crime in the city relies on more conventional interventions: legal substitution pharmaceuticals like methadone.

Inmate Health System Faulted: State Audit Finds Staffing Shortages, Stalled Drug Treatment Programs (RedNova)
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun Mar. 1--Maryland's inmate health care system faced staffing shortages last year, and plans stalled for drug treatment programs and a new electronic database to keep better track of records, a state audit released yesterday showed.

RIA seminars to focus on addiction-related topics (UB Reporter)
UB's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is presenting a spring seminar series on addiction-related topics featuring national experts beginning on March 9.

Taken as Prescribed, Addiction Risk is Low (Newswise)
The abuse of prescription pain medication in the United States appears to be on the increase. Michael Hooten, M.D., Director of the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, answers questions on pain medication misuse and addiction in an interview in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.

Ethan Nadelmann: Mexico President Calderon Should Not Repeat Drug War Failures of the Past (HuffingtonPost)
Mexico's new president, Felipe Calderon, seems to be doing all the right things in cracking down on Mexico's drug traffickers. He's appointed new people to key military and criminal justice positions, deployed troops to quell drug violence, reasserted federal police power, extradited a few major traffickers to the United States, and given a green light to legislation clarifying Mexico's drug ...

Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments (EurekAlert!)
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered why some individuals may be predisposed to drug addiction and believe it may lead to better treatments for this brain disorder.

Federline Gave Spears Rehab Ultimatum (Teen Hollywood)
Latest: Britney Spears checked back into a Californian rehabilitation facility last week after estranged husband Kevin Federline threatened to take away her children.

Man Takes Journey From Drug Addict To BPCC Honor Student And Mascot (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
A cheerleader and mascot for Bossier Parish Community College, an honor role student, and a homecoming king. It's difficult to imagine but just 15 months ago Chris Brannon was a drug addict, addicted to crystal meth.

Tara Conner: 'Rehab taught me a lot' (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Regarding regrets: 'You know, I can't say that I have any regrets because my past gave me my future. I'm very, very thankful that.'

Some Brains May Be Predisposed to Substance Abuse (News 25 Evansville)
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Do the brain changes noted in drug addicts help cause their addiction, or are they the result of drug abuse? A new study might solve that chicken-and-egg puzzle -- pointing to new ways of preventing and treating addiction, researchers say.

US Drug Report Stresses Problems in Afghanistan, Venezuela (Voice of America)
The U.S. State Department's annual report on illicit drug trade worldwide, issued Thursday, said Afghanistan's opium production hit a record high last year while there was backsliding on anti-drug efforts in Venezuela and Bolivia. Iran's counter-narcotics efforts were commended.

Brain Chemical Tied to Drug Addiction (WebMD)
A brain chemical called dopamine may affect impulsivity and drug addiction, British researchers report.

Nevada panel targeting meth addiction holds first meeting (KOLO 8 Reno)
A panel formed to help reduce methamphetamine addiction in Nevada held its first meeting Thursday, outlining plans to quickly endorse legislative proposals for anti-drug efforts.

Britney gets out of rehab for one night; gets advice from Cowell (ABC 13 Texas)
Britney Spears got sprung from rehab for one night to attend an AA meeting.

Nevada panel targeting meth addiction holds first meeting (KTVN Reno)
CARSON CITY A panel formed to help reduce methamphetamine addiction in Nevada has held its first meeting, outlining plans to quickly endorse legislative proposals for anti-drug efforts.

Beaver Local teacher gets treatment in drug case (The East Liverpool Review)
EAST LIVERPOOL — A motion was granted by an acting judge in municipal court Thursday to allow Alicia C. Staley, a Beaver Local Middle School teacher charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, to receive drug addiction treatment in lieu of a conviction.

Some Brains May Be Predisposed to Substance Abuse (HealthCentral.com)
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Do the brain changes noted in drug addicts help cause their addiction, or are they the result of drug abuse? A new study might solve that chicken-and-egg puzzle -- pointing to new ways of preventing and treating addiction, researchers say.

Panel holds first meeting on meth addiction (Reno Gazette-Journal)
It became the refrain of the first meeting of the governor's methamphetamine addiction working group: Nevada needs more treatment facilities to deal with the epidemic that is destroying more lives every year.

Tara Conner reflects on rehab (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Regarding regrets: 'You know, I can't say that I have any regrets because my past gave me my future. I'm very, very thankful that.'

BRITNEY FEELING AA-OK (New York Post)
Britney Spears has left rehab yet again - but this time, it was for a supervised trip to AA. A smiling, healthy-looking Spears took her first field trip out of Promises treatment center in Malibu since checking in a little over a week ago to...

Rehab dollars (Redwood Falls Gazette)
The clientele base is rapidly increasing along a 94-mile railroad line that runs from Hanley Falls east to Norwood.

Tara Conner reflects on rehab (The Indianapolis Star)
Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will crown her successor on March 23 and leave behind what she calls "a very beautiful season of my life.

No More Alcohol Rehab Defense? (CBS News)
He was among Congress's heaviest smokers, but now former Majority Leader Dick Armey has given up his Carlton menthol 100s. "I was just thinking about my wife one day," he tells us, "and I realized that of all the things I could do on this Earth that would make her happy is to quit smoking." Just like that, he did.

Part of water plant rehab complete (The Daily Iberian)
FRANKLIN - The city of Franklin experienced a proud moment Tuesday when city officials met to inspect the recently completed first phase of the water plant's rehabilitation.

Fighting addiction with prayer (The Enterprise)
ABINGTON — Heroin addiction robbed LeeAnn Trigler of her brother, but faith and prayer kept her hope alive. “I went into the woods and said, 'What do you want me to do, God?' I heard a voice, and it said, 'You begin again,” said Trigler.

Activist Has High Hopes for HBO 'Addiction' Series (Join Together Online)
Advocates for addiction recovery are hoping that a new HBO series, " Addiction ," will help educate the public about the disease and clear up some common misconceptions, the Clanton Advertiser reported March 1.

Brain Chemical Tied to Drug Addiction (WebMD)
A brain chemical called dopamine may affect impulsivity and drug addiction, British researchers report.

San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc. to Showcase HBO's New Documentary ADDICTION at 'Town Hall Meeting' (Elite TV)
HBO has produced ADDICTION, a hard-hitting, 14-part, multi-media documentary series to draw attention to this very misunderstood medical disease.

Britney Leaves Rehab for Second Night in a Row (Extra TV)
Wearing a wig, a red shirt and sunglasses, photographers caught pop princess Britney Spears with her nose in a book Thursday night, reportedly after visiting her cousin, Alli, in nearby Culver City.

Matt Browner Hamlin: CPAC: Giuliani Falls Flat, Coulter Drops a Slur (HuffingtonPost)
UPDATE : Ann Coulter, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference: "I was going to talk about the other Democratic candidate John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word "Faggot." I'm at CPAC and will be providing periodic updates on the conferences events. Unfortunately there is no wifi within the conference area and I have to post ...

Lottery, council extend gambling rehab contract (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling will provide compulsive-gaming rehabilitation services for another year under a contract extension signed by the New Mexico Lottery Authority.

Lottery, council extend gambling rehab contract (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling will provide compulsive gaming rehabilitation services for another year under a contract extension signed by...

Man Takes Journey From Drug Addict To BPCC Honor Student And Mascot (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
A cheerleader and mascot for Bossier Parish Community College, an honor role student, and a homecoming king. It's difficult to imagine but just 15 months ago Chris Brannon was a drug addict, addicted to crystal meth.

Rehab director accused of smuggling cocaine (KVOA Tucson)
New developments in the criminal case against Arizona's state director of Vision Quest, a rehab for at-risk kids.

Man Takes Journey From Drug Addict To BPCC Honor Student And Mascot (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
A cheerleader and mascot for Bossier Parish Community College, an honor role student, and a homecoming king. It's difficult to imagine but just 15 months ago Chris Brannon was a drug addict, addicted to crystal meth.

Sheriff facing drug charges shouldn't have returned to work, some commissioners say (Tennessean)
FRANKLIN — Nine Williamson County Commissioners think Sheriff Ricky Headley should not have returned to work this week while facing criminal drug charges.




Last Modified: 03/2007