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Addiction Recovery News 07/2007 (Page 2)




Shears Quit Drugs For Fame (ContactMusic)
SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS had to give up his drug addiction when the band finally found fame. The singer found it impossible juggling work

Doherty avoids drug jail sentence (BBC News)
A judge warns the singer Pete Doherty to go into rehab or face being sentenced for his latest drug offences.

A mother’s reflection on addiction (Newburgh Register)
Editor’s note: This story is the second part in an on-going series that will follow a participant in the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court. Due to federal law, the participant’s last name, as well as all those associated with him, will not be published.

Judge warns Pete Doherty: rehab or jail (Guardian Unlimited)
Babyshambles singer narrowly avoids instant arrest after arriving for court hearing almost two and a half hours late.

Quiet 21st for Lindsay in rehab (News 24 South Africa)
Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 21st birthday in rehab with only her immediate family to keep her company.

PETE: REHAB OR JAIL (Daily Mirror)
PETE Doherty was ordered into rehab today – and faces prison if he doesn’t go.

Lindsay Lohan celebrates 21st birthday in rehab (The Arizona Republic)
Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 21st birthday in rehab Monday. The 'Mean Girls' star's mother, Dina, and younger brothers and sister flew into Los Angeles to be with her on her birthday.

Doherty warned 'it's rehab or jail' (Yahoo! Launch UK & Ireland)
The singer Pete Doherty narrowly escaped jail when a judge decided to defer sentencing him for drugs offences on the condition that he goes into rehab to tackle his addiction.

Troubled pop star Doherty admits drug possession (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British pop singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing crack cocaine and other drugs as well as two driving offences, after arriving chaotically late at a London court.

Urban reformer looks north to fight addiction (Parksville Qualicum Beach News)
The MLA known for tackling aggressive panhandling and bullying in schools says he has found a solution to drug addiction far from the high-rises of his West End riding, and he’s on a whirlwind tour of B.C. to promote it.

Drug court undergoing changes (Richfield Reaper)
The organization of the Sevier County Drug Court has changed, but the mission remains the same. Central Utah Counseling Center is taking on the responsibility of all case management and urinalysis, functions formerly shared with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.

Tragers donate $1 million to Frazier Rehab (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The Frazier Rehab Institute has received a $1 million gift from the Bernard and Jean Trager family.

Trager family donates $1M to Frazier Rehab Institute (Business First of Louisville)
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Inc.'s Frazier Rehab Institute has received a $1 million gift from the Bernard and Jean Trager family to support Frazier's recently expanded downtown facility.

Doherty Told Rehab Or Jail (ContactMusic)
LATEST: Singer PETE DOHERTY has been told he faces jail if he doesn't undergo rehab to tackle his addiction to drugs. The Babyshambles frontman plead

Finnish Drug Offers New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking (Newswise)
Problem drinkers who took a craving-curbing drug whenever they felt the desire to imbibe reported fewer heavy drinking days each month than drinkers who took a look-alike placebo pill, but both groups reported marked reductions in heavy drinking days.

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.

Addicted to oil (Benson News-Sun)
They say the first step to overcoming an addiction is admitting the problem. America's dependence on oil is as dangerous to the country as any drug addiction, and Congress is in serious need of an intervention.

Notes: Carpenter makes rehab start (MLB.com)
Notes: Carpenter makes rehab start

Carpenter takes loss in rehab assignment (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Ace Chris Carpenter began his rehab assignment with 1 1/3 innings, 32 pitches and the loss at Class A Palm Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Carpenter allowed five hits and five runs (three earned), while walking none and striking out two in the first of his rehab starts.

DOHERTY TOLD: JAIL OR REHAB (Daily Record)
ROCKER Pete Doherty was ordered by a judge yesterday to go into rehab - or face jail.

Drug Court deemed a success (Newport Independent)
Sitting at the council table before a group of about 15 people, Judge Harold Erwin grins widely as he calls each person to sit before him. Holding a file in his hand, he asks each individual, "How's it going," and meekly they respond, "good." Welcome to drug court.

Pete Doherty gets a rehab or jail ultimatum (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
London, July 4 (ANI): Singer Pete Doherty has been given an ultimatum; that he will face jail if he doesn't undergo rehab to deal with his drug abuse. The Babyshambles frontman pleaded guilty to possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine as well as two driving offenses at a hearing in London on July 3. Judge Davinder Lachhar told Doherty that he would only steer ...

A mother’s reflection on addiction (Newburgh Register)
Editor’s note: This story is the second part in an on-going series that will follow a participant in the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court. Due to federal law, the participant’s last name, as well as all those associated with him, will not be published.

State funding likely for drug court (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
TUNKHANNOCK — Plans for a drug court in Wyoming County are about to take a big step forward.

Pedro remains ahead of rehab schedule (Home News Tribune)
DENVER — Pedro Martinez took a significant step in his rehab yesterday, throwing 50 pitches over three innings in a simulated game at the Mets' minor league complex at Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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.

Singer Doherty told: Rehab or jail (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
SINGER Pete Doherty avoided an immediate jail term after a judge deferred sentencing him for drugs offences on condition he goes into rehab to tackle his addiction.

Pete Doherty ordered to enter rehab or face jail (The Arizona Republic)
Pete Doherty was ordered to enter rehab or face jail Tuesday. The troubled Babyshambles singer, who was more than two hours late arriving at West London Magistrates Court, pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.

Addicted to oil (Benson News-Sun)
They say the first step to overcoming an addiction is admitting the problem. America's dependence on oil is as dangerous to the country as any drug addiction, and Congress is in serious need of an intervention.

Just one cigarette can lead to addiction: study (CBC)
Some youth show signs of addiction after inhaling just one cigarette, say U.S. researchers.

Judge orders Doherty to rehab (Stuff)
Pete Doherty has been ordered to enter rehab or face jail. The troubled Babyshambles singer, who was more than two hours late arriving at West London Magistrates Court, pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.

Robbie donates to beat addiction (The Times of India)
Singer/songwriter Robbie Williams has reportedly donated 1.5 million pounds for the 'Give it Sum' charity.

Notes: Humor part of Elarton's rehab (MLB.com)
Notes: Humor part of Elarton's rehab

A mother’s reflection on addiction (Newburgh Register)
Editor’s note: This story is the second part in an on-going series that will follow a participant in the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court. Due to federal law, the participant’s last name, as well as all those associated with him, will not be published.

Finnish Drug Offers New Strategy To Counter Problem Drinking (Medical News Today)
Problem drinkers who took a craving-curbing drug whenever they felt the desire to imbibe reported fewer heavy drinking days each month than drinkers who took a look-alike placebo pill, but both groups reported marked reductions in heavy drinking days. Those findings come from a study of 403 heavy drinkers in Finland, who took either a placebo or the drug nalmefene on an "as needed basis. [click ...

New Media Lottery says record sales growth at Rehab, Ireland on profile surge (Sharewatch)
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - New Media Lottery Services PLC said it has generated record sales growth at RehabBingo.com, the site it manages and markets on behalf of Rehab Lotteries in Ireland, due to a growing profile on the back of its marketing initiatives.

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.

Drug Court deemed a success (Newport Independent)
Sitting at the council table before a group of about 15 people, Judge Harold Erwin grins widely as he calls each person to sit before him. Holding a file in his hand, he asks each individual, "How's it going," and meekly they respond, "good." Welcome to drug court.

Treating e-mail addiction with etiquette (Orange County Register)
One writer argues that improving e-mail manners makes more sense than trying to cure compulsions.

What to watch Tuesday (USA Today)
For those who may have tuned out before the end of the arc, tonight House (9 ET/PT, Fox) repeats the episode that ended the story in which Detective Tritter (David Morse) hounded House (Hugh Laurie) about his drug addiction. The medical case is a firefighter who can't cool off, but far more interesting is House in rehab and Cuddy on the witness stand.

Drug court has first graduate (Rice Lake Online)
Donovan Hogan graduated Tuesday morning, June 26 under the watchful eyes of family, friends, the recovery community, criminal justice system and drug treatment professionals.

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.

Alcohol Abuse Is Hereditary (Medical News Today)
According to a study by the research group "Alcoholism and drug addiction", of the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada), although there are no specific reasons to become an alcoholic, many social, family, environmental, and genetic factors may contribute to its development. [click link for full article]

Arrest Highlights Rx Drug Abuse (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore's son underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America's youth.

Arrest highlights Rx drug abuse (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore's son underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America's youth. College students use the stimulant Adderall, an attention deficit drug, to get a speedy high or pull all-nighters. The other drugs police say they found in Al Gore III's possession - marijuana, Xanax, Valium and Vicodin - also are campus favorites, experts say. "Al ...

Arrest of Gore's Son Spotlights Prescription Drug Use (Fox News)
Drug abuse experts say the recent arrest of Al Gore's son spotlights the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by America's Youth.

Arrest highlights Rx drug abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore's son underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America's youth. College students use the stimulant Adderall, an attention deficit drug, to get a speedy high or pull all-nighters.

Gore son's arrest puts spotlight on prescription drug abuse (The Fresno Bee)
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore's son in California underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America's youth. College students use the stimulant Adderall, an attention deficit drug, to get a speedy high or pull all-nighters.

The Most Excellent Way (KTRE-TV East Texas)
Pastor Elton Musick of Grace Baptist Church says his church is promoting a new program to help East Texans overcome drug addiction. The program is called "The Most Excellent Way" and is held every Tuesday from 7:30pm tp 8:30pm.

Arrest highlights Rx drug abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore's son underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America's youth. College students use the stimulant Adderall, an attention deficit drug, to get a speedy high or pull all-nighters.




Last Modified: 07/2007 (Page 2)