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Addiction Recovery News 04/2007




No Welcome Wagon for a Rehab Center (New York Times)
When St. Joseph?s Hospital of Hillcrest, Queens, prepared to close in 2004 after 42 years of existence, the neighborhood and the employees rallied hard to save it. But St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers nevertheless sold the hospital building for $10 million, citing poor financial performance, and the 4,000 petition signatures and the rallies could not keep the brick tower open.

HBO documentary on addiction screens at library (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
On Saturday, March 31, The HBO documentary on addiction will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library main conference room at 2:30 p.m.

Prescription-drug deaths soar in state (Fairview Observer)
Prescription-drug misuse is a quickly growing, silent epidemic that claims the lives of hundreds of Tennesseans each year.

Pa. nursing homes chasing higher-paying rehab patients (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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New Book Shows a Permanent Solution for an Alcohol, Drug or Addiction Problem (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
A new book titled Addiction Free Forever gives a step by step program that shows a person how to permanently rid themselves of a drug or alcohol problem (or any addiction problem for that matter).

New Book Shows a Permanent Solution for an Alcohol, Drug or Addiction Problem (PR Web)
A new book titled Addiction Free Forever gives a step by step program that shows a person how to permanently rid themselves of a drug or alcohol problem (or any addiction problem for that matter). It can be seen at http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com. It recognizes that a person is not in complete control of their feelings and therefore needs to know what to do that will cause good feelings to ...

Prescription-drug deaths soar in state (The Tennessean)
Prescription-drug misuse is a quickly growing, silent epidemic that claims the lives of hundreds of Tennesseans each year.

Facilities reinvent image, rehab care (Miami Herald)
John Smyth needed more than the big flat-screen TV, towel warmers and homelike furniture offered at the Willow Ridge Center to convince him to stay in the nursing home's rehab unit following knee-joint replacement.

State drug rehab found to have high failure rate / Prop. 36 diversion program study shows half of offenders drop out, ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
The most comprehensive assessment of California's landmark effort to treat drug users rather than jail them has found that half of offenders sentenced under the program fail to complete rehab and more than a quarter never show up for treatment. The...

New Halfway House for Women with Children Should Be Ready in June (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- New construction on Rock Island's west side will soon give hope and help to women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

PETS NEED REHAB, TOO: Owners learn how to help them adjust (The Patriot Ledger)
WEYMOUTH - If you’re returning home from rehab in a wheelchair or using a walker, there’s a chance your dog won’t welcome you with frantic licks to the face.

New Halfway House for Women with Children Should Be Ready in June (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- New construction on Rock Island's west side will soon give hope and help to women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Six tips for choosing an effective substance abuse program (Market Watch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Celebrities and rehab seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly lately. But when people without fame and fortune slide into substance abuse problems, it pays to know how to find the best program.

HBO documentary on addiction screens at library (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
On Saturday, March 31, The HBO documentary on addiction will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library main conference room at 2:30 p.m.

Warwick rehab one of many in city (BizJournals)
Philadelphia's Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel will unveil its $15 million in renovations this spring.

Study: State drug program flawed (The Union)
The most comprehensive assessment of California's landmark effort to treat drug users rather than jail them has found that half of offenders sentenced under the program fail to complete rehab and more than a quarter never show up for treatment.

America starting to break its meth addiction (Chicago Sun-Times)
At one Minneapolis-area high school, the methamphetamine problem got so bad in recent years that staff members caught students trying to attend class while high.

DRUG TRIALS FOR PAINKILLER ADDICTS (New York Post)
Pill-popping addicts could get dope through NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital - just like heroin junkies receive methadone - to wean them off the prescription pain killers that have bedeviled celebrities such as Anna Nicole Smith and Rush...

Aguilera is constantly changing (The Record)
Christina Aguilera changes her image about as often as Britney Spears switches rehab centers.

Garcia prepared for Florida rehab (phillyburbs.com)
PHILLIES NOTES - Freddy Garcia will throw a bullpen session today prior to the home opener at Citizens Bank Park before flying back to Clearwater, Fla.

Schools see decline in student meth addiction (BG News)
At one Minneapolis-area high school, the methamphetamine problem got so bad in recent years that staff members sometimes caught students trying to attend class while high. But this year's been notably different, says Deborah Mosby, a high school drug counselor in Spring Lake Park, Minn.

Attorney: Carr Enters Rehab (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
Tolly Carr was charged with DWI in a March 11 crash in which Casey Bokhoven, 26, was killed. The case was continued on Monday to May 9.

Alkermes seeks to market Vivitrol in Europe (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Alkermes Inc. wants to expand the international market for its new alcohol addiction treatment drug Vivitrol.

Web of Addiction? (Hartford Advocate)
If you’re reading this article on the Internet, you may have exposed yourself to something that is potentially addictive. According to some in the medical and psychological professional world, Internet addiction is a real and growing danger.

Genes Identified That Might Help Some People Abstain From Smoking (Science Daily)
NIDA-supported research has for the first time identified genes that might increase a person's ability to abstain from smoking. The research brings researchers a step closer toward tailoring drug therapy for addiction based on an individual's unique genetic makeup.

Traffic Delays:KY parkway project starts Monday (14 WFIE Evansville)
This week a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to start a highway rehab project on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway near the Henderson-Webster County line. The project will include asphalt overlay and bridge repairs, beginning at mile point 61.85 in Webster County near the KY 56/Sebree Exit and running northward to mile point 65.393 in Henderson County.

Wakeboarder Dallas Friday takes jumps to further rehab since injury (Orlando Sentinel)
Orlando wakeboarder Dallas Friday took one of the biggest steps in her ongoing recovery this morning, doing flips behind a boat for the first time since she broke her left femur last October.

Former college head passes (Hope Star)
Johnny Rapert, former chancellor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, has died. He died Saturday, March 31, at a local care and rehab center.

A big sister, a big brother, and an old pal come home (The Star-Ledger)
Pussy returns, claiming he was in Puerto Rico to rehab his ailing back, and Tony warily reinvites his old friend into the Family. Christopher is placed in charge of a boiler room tech stock scam, supervising dim-witted wannabes Sean Gismonte and Matt Bevilaqua.

HBO documentary on addiction screens at library (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
On Saturday, March 31, The HBO documentary on addiction will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library main conference room at 2:30 p.m.

Spring Gate Rehab Center Subject of Two Property Sales (The Memphis Daily News)
Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at 3909 Covington Pike has changed hands twice recently, with the most ....

New Halfway House for Women with Children Should Be Ready in June (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- New construction on Rock Island's west side will soon give hope and help to women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Landmark Theatres to Host Black Docs 2007, The Most Significant Screening Series in Urban America (PR Web)
The Most Significant Monthly Screening Series in Urban America | Katrina, Environmentalism, Women's Rights, Drug Addiction, Child Support, Family, Music Industry Lifestyles, HIV/AIDS, Fashion Industry, LGBT Community Issues and Other Hot Topics Covered Like Never Before (PRWeb Apr 3, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/Q291cC1UaGlyLVByb2YtRmFsdS1NYWduLVplcm8=

Brain injury rehab center may open in Indy (The Indianapolis Star)
Indianapolis would become home to a state-of-the-art traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center if legislators include $5 million in the new state budget to open it.

Lawrence wants to curtail rehab (Denver Post)
Brian Lawrence doesn't want a distraction, just a mutual understanding.

FDA `Addiction' to User Fees Comes Under Attack: Cindy Skrzycki (Bloomberg.com)
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- For the last 15 years, pharmaceutical companies have poured $2 billion into a program that helps finance the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, allowing the FDA to become one of the world's fastest drug- approval agencies.

Justice center would focus on rehab (San Mateo County Times)
REDWOOD CITY — A new report recommends that San Mateo County build a minimum security center devoted to rehabilitation, job training and parenting in order to manage a female prisoner population

Grant money on the move (CentralOhio.com)
MANSFIELD -- Mansfield City Council will use $40,000 in federal block grants toward the Rehab Center's heating and ventilating system. The money was originally earmarked for MedCentral College of Nursing's new academic building but couldn't be used until next year.

Hope still there for local recovery center (The Ledger Independent)
When it comes to the Recovery Kentucky drug rehab center, "hope springs eternal" for Donna Penrose, executive director for Comprehend, Inc.

Drug forum aimed at bridging information gap (The Enterprise)
BRIDGEWATER — A forum focusing on OxyContin and heroin addiction will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the lower lecture hall of the Bridgewater State College library.

TYC Board Resigns Amid Rehab Plan (KXAN 36 Austin)
Every board member of the troubled Texas Youth Commission resigned Friday. Separately, a corrections officer at a juvenile prison was arrested for excessive force.

Web of Addiction? (Hartford Advocate)
If you’re reading this article on the Internet, you may have exposed yourself to something that is potentially addictive. According to some in the medical and psychological professional world, Internet addiction is a real and growing danger.

Wild Bird Rehab Haven needs new home (Honolulu Advertiser)
The Wild Bird Rehab Haven in Mo'ili'ili is looking for a new home. The non-profit has been at Puck's Alley for two years, but is being forced to move after a rent increase. Patty Scharff, a board member, said the organization can afford about $500 a month in rent.

Van Fossen out of rehab, says he will stay on council (Quad-City Times)
Davenport Alderman Ron Van Fossen returned Monday from an alcohol-treatment program dry, a little more fit and weaned from about two-and-a-half packs of cigarettes a day to about three-quarters of a pack, he said Tuesday.

Bride who died on wedding night a victim of prescription abuse (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:53 PM- Jennifer Bennett Goodall - who fought a drug addiction and became an anti-narcotics spokeswoman - died on her wedding night from a drug designed to keep her sober, police said Tuesday. Goodall died Dec. 24 from "acute methadone toxicity," said Salt Lake City police spokesman Jeff Bedard. That finding was made by a medical examiner who also labeled her death a case of ...

Exercise Focus of Senior Talk (RedNova)
ROCHESTER - Senior Talk, monthly information sessions co- sponsored by St. John's Hospital Third Age Living and Rochester Public Library, will continue Tuesday with a program on exercise. Virgilio Dycoco, exercise specialist at the Cardiac Rehab Center at St.

CSI: Miami Seeks Bald Britney-Type (E! Online)
Having already been ripped from the headlines, Britney Spears will just be taking a seat on the sidelines for this one. A character inspired by the recently shorn pop star will appear in an upcoming episode of "CSI:Miami" about an actor who's killed during a stay in rehab, CBS confirmed to E! News Tuesday, calling Spears' influence "a small part of the episode." It won't be the Spears ...

HBO documentary on addiction screens at library (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
On Saturday, March 31, The HBO documentary on addiction will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library main conference room at 2:30 p.m.

Woman convicted in '77 slaying faces drug, gun charges in Va. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE -- At the time she shot a hair salon receptionist to death, Carol Snow Bowen had been so hooked on prescription drugs she needed 20 pills a day to feed her addiction.

Mother kicks drug addiction (Middletown Journal)
Sitting in her kitchen dressed in pink, smiling easily and talking about her youngest child's 10th birthday today, it's hard to believe Michelle Parsons is a recovering drug addict.




Last Modified: 04/2007