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Addiction Recovery News 07/2007




Notes: Lowe ready for rehab outings (Seattle Mariners)
Notes: Lowe ready for rehab outings

Medford man says rehab "brother" bilked him (Newsday)
When Geoffrey MacMurdo met Anthony Giordano at a Smithtown physical rehabilitation center in 2005, he saw a New York City Fire Department lieutenant, injured on 9/11, who had "given up" on getting over a heart condition and "wouldn't even get out of his wheelchair."

On the rebound from drug addiction, a day at a time (The Providence Journal)
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — He was a high school All-American basketball player, was recruited to USC by O.J. Simpson, played professional basketball, was in the movie Airplane, and used the game to take him places he never could have imagined as one of 13 kids growing up without a father in Worcester.

Drug-free zones unfairly target blacks, critic say (The Palm Beach Post)
The 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, where four men stood on a recent Sunday beckoning passing cars, doesn't appear to enjoy special protection from drug crimes.

Notes: Lowe ready for rehab outings (MLB.com)
Notes: Lowe ready for rehab outings

On the rebound from drug addiction, a day at a time (The Providence Journal)
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — He was a high school All-American basketball player, was recruited to USC by O.J. Simpson, played professional basketball, was in the movie Airplane, and used the game to take him places he never could have imagined as one of 13 kids growing up without a father in Worcester.

Man cheated by fellow patient in rehab (UPI)
A New York state man says a fellow patient at a physical rehabilitation center pretended to be his brother and cheated him of thousands of dollars.

Britney claims rehab wasn't needed (Splash via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
Britney Spears claims she never needed rehab.

Benoit took 'date-rape drug' (New York Daily News)
When authorities raided the Georgia home of wrestler Chris Benoit last week, they discovered a stockpile of anabolic steroids and prescription drugs, enough to spark the theory that Benoit descended into a violent "roid rage."

New Drug Czar Visits Area (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- The state's new drug director is preparing for battle on all fronts, using her background in mental health to cultivate programs that compassionately address the illness of drug and alcohol addiction -- while devising a strategy to curb drug trafficking and manufacturing.

Open Drug Warfare Could Be Part of Europe's Panorama in Months to Come (World Headlines)
While North America continues to represent the largest single consumer sector for drugs, cocaine seizures have been declining there since 1995. Meanwhile, the euro continues to rise against the dollar and is just one more incentive for drug traffickers to profit from a growing European drug market.

Rehab center offers kids nurturing setting (West Bloomfield Eccentric)
Tracey Clarke and her four-year-old daughter Riley feel "right at home" at the new Center for Children's Rehabilitation at the Beaumont Medical Center in West Bloomfield.

Britney Didn't Need Rehab (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Spears claims she was forced into rehab and never had a problem.

'Nothing is magical' (Baltimore Sun)
The director of a national drug addiction program looks to his Baltimore base in his search for a model, but warns that there are no easy answers Victor Capoccia says he got into the drug treatment arena "sideways."

Notes: Carpenter to make rehab start (MLB.com)
Notes: Carpenter to make rehab start

Unlocking the secrets of addiction (Stuff)
Drugs and alcohol are stunningly effective ways to have a nice day. So why does the pursuit of pleasure end in chronic misery for an unfortunate few? Adam Dudding investigates the mysteries of addiction - and the pitfalls of going straight.

Brooks to spend $4M to $6M to improve local rehab services (BizJournals)
JACKSONVILLE -- Brooks Rehabilitation is planning to invest between $4 million and $6 million a year for the next few year in areas where the money will have the biggest impact on improving rehabilitative services in Northeast Florida.

Feds score against homegrown meth (USA Today)
Small, toxic methamphetamine labs that overwhelmed rural and suburban communities in the past several years are disappearing as ingredients to make the drug become more difficult to find, federal law enforcement agents say.

Britney claims she was 'forced' into rehab (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, July 2 (ANI): After staying in rehab for nearly a month, singer Britney Spears has claimed that she never had any drug or alcohol problem at all, and was pressurised to enter rehab facility. According to sources, the 'Toxic' singer has claimed that her mother Lynne Spears, soon-to-be ex husband Kevin Federline and then-manager Larry Rudolph deceived her by forcing her into ...

Businessman tells of drug battle (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A successful Perth businessman says he spent $18,000 on drugs in seven weeks before realising he was a junkie and reclaiming his life.

Cousins tipped to beat drugs (Herald Sun)
WEST Coast Eagles champion Ben Cousins would beat his drug addiction as he returned to training, says a former West Australian footy player who has beaten his own drug addiction.

Cousins offers to pay for rehab (The Age)
The West Coast Eagles reveal Ben Cousins has taken a substantial pay cut.

New Drug Czar Visits Area (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- The state's new drug director is preparing for battle on all fronts, using her background in mental health to cultivate programs that compassionately address the illness of drug and alcohol addiction -- while devising a strategy to curb drug trafficking and manufacturing.

Cousins takes pay cut to play again (The Australian)
BEN Cousins' three-month exile from the West Coast Eagles for an addiction to the potentially deadly drug "ice" ended today with a low-key training session at Subiaco Oval.

On the rebound from drug addiction, a day at a time (The Providence Journal)
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — He was a high school All-American basketball player, was recruited to USC by O.J. Simpson, played professional basketball, was in the movie Airplane, and used the game to take him places he never could have imagined as one of 13 kids growing up without a father in Worcester.

At last, rehab work will arrive at Grand (Chicago Tribune)
Downtown's busy Red Line station will get a pricey upgrade after years of delays The automated announcement "This is Grand" gets it only half right when CTA Red Line trains enter the Grand/State station downtown.

Drop in teenage drug use welcomed (BBC News)
A support agency for addicts says a drop in the number of teenagers using drugs needs to be built on.

Feds score against homegrown meth (USA Today)
Small, toxic methamphetamine labs that overwhelmed rural and suburban communities in the past several years are disappearing as ingredients to make the drug become more difficult to find, federal law enforcement agents say.

Eagles don't want to further delay Cousins (Herald Sun)
WEST Coast feared Ben Cousins' rapid recovery from an addiction to the drug ice could have derailed if his return to football had been delayed any longer, club chief executive Trevor Nisbett said yesterday.

Frazier Rehab opens Elizabethtown office (BizJournals)
Frazier Rehab Institute has opened an outpatient location in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Roadrunner Rehab/Grant Insurance and Morris Funeral lead coed softball league (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Two undefeated teams remain in the coed softball league at the Graham County Fairgrounds. Roadrunner Rehab/-Grant Insurance (6-0) and Morris Funeral (5-0) are at the head of the pack.

Lindsay Lohan Index Could Use Rehab (TheStreet.com)
The starlet turns 21 on July 2. These stocks allow investors to capitalize on her celebrity.

Plaza owner wants 86 million in aid to help fund shopping center rehab (Overland-St. Ann Journal)
The owner of Northwest Plaza is asking for more than 80 million in public assistance to help make the landmark into a completely renovated, vibrant, modern shopping center.

Mexico to introduce drug testing in schools (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Repeats to delete extraneous word in second paragraph) MONTERREY, Mexico, July 2 (Reuters) - Mexican students will take drug tests in schools as part of an effort to reduce narcotics use among ...

Aboriginal people with heroin addiction are less likely to use methadone therapy (EurekAlert!)
Aboriginal people who use heroin are less likely than their non-Aboriginal counterparts to use methadone maintenance therapy for treatment of their addiction, according to new research from British Columbia.

Prescription drugs big on black market in Collier (ABC 7 Gulfshore News)
Nearly two dozen people were arrested in a drug bust in Collier County and a dozen of them were allegedly connected to the prescription drug trade. How serious is the problem of prescription drug addiction in Collier County?

Monday morning, dozens of folks attended the opening ceremony for the West Central Regional Drug Court. (WTAP-TV)
Through a collaborative effort of legal, mental health, educational, and social service professionals, Wood and Wirt Counties have teamed up to provide non-violent drug and alcohol offenders with comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services, giving them an option that doesn't put them behind bars.

Lindsay Lohan Has Quiet Birthday in Rehab (Extra TV)
Instead of the huge Sin City bash in a club she had been planning, Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 21st birthday in a starkly different atmosphere – rehab.

Mexico to introduce drug testing in schools (MSNBC)
Mexican students will take drug tests in schools as part of an effort to reduce narcotics use among young people, President Felipe Calderon said Monday.

Mexico may begin drug testing in schools (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Felipe Calderon proposed Monday that Mexico test thousands of students in public schools for drugs as part of the nation's fight against drug trafficking.

Twice the time for 2nd man busted in drug sting (The Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD – The second of two men arrested in a drug sting last year in Milford was sentenced Monday to six years in prison, twice what his partner got, prosecutors announced. ... - By ANDREW WOLFE Telegraph Staff

Delegate has idea for drug settlement (The Charleston Gazette)
A legislative leader is asking the Manchin administration to find ways to use some of a $44 million settlement from the maker of OxyContin to fund drug-abuse treatment and prevention programs.

Alou finally ready to step up rehab (The Star-Ledger)
DENVER -- In the small shuffle of the Mets' roster moves yesterday, there was sliver of good news with Moises Alou's prognosis.

Celeb-a-razzi: Another Spears headed to rehab? (Detroit News)
Britney Spears and mom Lynne Spears are not on the best of terms. Well, it depends on which Spears you ask. Apparently, the pop-lette is keeping sons Sean Preston, 1, and Jayden James, 9 months, away from their grandmother because Spears alleges her mom is popping some major meds. When Britney was asked about this by a sea of reporters posted outside a sushi restaurant in California on Sunday, ...

New Drug Czar Visits Area (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- The state's new drug director is preparing for battle on all fronts, using her background in mental health to cultivate programs that compassionately address the illness of drug and alcohol addiction -- while devising a strategy to curb drug trafficking and manufacturing.

Out There: Rome couple venture rehab road together (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune)
Being in love can leave you breathless and make your heart pound.

Judy Fried celebrates 30 years with Nicasa (Lake County News Sun)
Through 30 years of work with Nicasa, Judy Fried has learned that the best hope for drug or alcohol addicts is prevention and intervention, before addiction gets hard-core. Fried is marking her third decade with the agency, and 25th year as the chief executive officer. In January, she will take a step back.

Mexican leader seeks drug tests (Denver Post)
President Felipe Calderon proposed Monday that Mexico test thousands of public-school students for drugs as part of the fight against drug trafficking.

Robbie donates 1.5 million pounds to help his native people beat addiction (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Singer/songwriter Robbie Williams has reportedly donated 1.5 million pounds for the 'Give it Sum' charity. The 33-year-old had set the organisation in collaboration with Comic Relief, which aimed at helping drug and alcohol addicted young people in his home city Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. The Grammy Award-nominated singer who himself has battled drug addiction, ...

Lohan's "super low-key" 21st birthday in rehab (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Actress Lindsay Lohan had a quiet birthday celebration in Promises rehab on July 2, as the starlet turned 21. The Mean Girls star was seen enjoying a jogging session on the beach, taking a break from the facility. Of late, the actress has been showing signals of turning sober, as she was spotted drinking tea, diet coke at Chateau Marmont, during her furlough from the ...




Last Modified: 07/2007