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Addiction Recovery News 10/2007




Send non-violent drug offenders to drug court (The Record)
A BRIEF OVERVIEW of the life of Jason G. Meyer leads to the conclusion that his crimes, however numerous, were a byproduct of his drug addiction.

K60million to fund Momase road rehab (The National)
By ISAAC NICHOLAS THE Works Department has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) for a K60 million soft loan from Finland for the maintenance of rural roads in the two Sepik provinces and Madang.

Pete Doherty has 'heart to heart' with Paul McCartney (The New Zealand Herald)
Pete Doherty and Sir Paul McCartney got on "like father and son" when they met for a heart to heart. The troubled Babyshambles singer - who has spent the last month fighting his drug addiction at Wiltshire's Clouds rehab centre - promised the Beatles legend he is serious about cleaning up his act.

Critics oppose expanding drug treatment center in South County (Sun-Sentinel)
A nationally advertised center for treating alcoholics, drug abusers and others with addiction and behavioral problems wants to expand in south Palm Beach County, but some local officials and residents are saying "No thanks."

Those with jobs and money now turning to drugs (The Star Online)
MIRI : A new trend of drug addiction has emerged in the country. More people who are rich, successful and educated are getting hooked on dangerous drugs, and more teenagers aged 13 to 15 are trying drugs for the first time.

Li-Lo's Rehab Break (Ananova)
Lindsay Lohan is having a wee bit of a time out.

Injured contractor moved to rehab center (Culpeper Star-Exponent)
After spending about one month at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Wyatt “Butch” Mills is now recovering at a rehab center.

Grant money to aid parents struggling with addiction (The Mail Tribune)
Children born into families shattered by drug addiction often end up as victims of abuse and neglect. Many are placed into an already overburdened foster-care system, social services officials say.

Prescription drug abuse underreported, officials say (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - Prescription drugs are becoming a daily part of American life and not always in a positive way. The ease of getting prescription drugs and the devastating effect it has on users makes it a dangerous cocktail for addiction.

JUST ASKING (New York Post)
WHICH heir to a multinational fortune was checked into rehab for drugs and alcohol after his wife caught him cheating by reading his e-mails? His servants are smiling because he is cruel and mean to them...

Therapists Using Nintendo Wii For Rehab (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Video games are big business, but they also get a bad rap for keeping kids on the couch, but now the Nintendo Wii is getting high praise for helping people get moving again. Video: Angela Davis Reports More Health News

Lindsay Temporarily Leaving Rehab With Dad (WOAI)
Lindsay Lohan will be spending five days of "quality time" with her father Michael - in a secret location away from her Utah rehabilitation clinic, according to reports.

Nicole Richie in 18-month alcohol rehab program (The Arizona Republic)
Nicole Richie has enrolled in an 18-month alcohol rehabilitation program. The 'Simple Life' star - who is six months pregnant with her first child with her rocker fiancé Joel Madden - signed up to the course, known as the SB 38 Alcohol Programme, last Tuesday.

Lindsay Lohan to leave rehab for father (The Arizona Republic)
Lindsay Lohan is set to leave rehab to spend time with her father. The 'Mean Girls' actress - who is currently being treated in Utah's Cirque Lodge for drink and drug addiction - will spend five days of "quality time" with dad Michael at a secret location.

North Oaks makes rehab more accessible (Hammond Daily Star)
North Oaks Health System celebrated its rededicated rehabilitation hospital Thurs-day by opening every door and inviting guests inside to see a renewed, rededicated and redesigned facility.

Britney urged to join Lindsay in rehab (Stuff)
Britney Spears' friends and family are desperate for her to join Lindsay Lohan in rehab.

Kucinich, Cummings focus on city drug treatment programs (Baltimore Sun)
Lawmakers hear testimony aimed at 'breaking the cycle of drug addiction and violence' Two congressional leaders held a hearing at the University of Maryland School of Law Monday to learn more about Baltimore's drug treatment and violence reduction programs.

Lawyer: Gotbaum was en route to rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family's lawyer said Monday.

Britney urged to join Lindsay in rehab (Stuff)
Britney Spears' friends and family are desperate for her to join Lindsay Lohan in rehab.

Woman Died at Airport on Way to Rehab (ABC News)
Family Lawyer: Woman Who Died at Airport Was on the Way to Alcohol Rehab Program

Lawyer: Dead woman was en route to rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at the Phoenix airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family's lawyer said Monday.

Lawyer: Dead Woman Was En Route to Rehab (ABC News)
Family Lawyer Says Woman Who Died at Phoenix Airport Was on Her Way to Alcohol Rehab Program

Baker County wins share of $2.5 million federal addiction-treatment grant (Bakercityherald.com)
Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will share in a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to help treat — and perhaps reduce — alcohol and other drug addiction in Northeast Oregon.

Leaders in Addiction Treatment Announce National 'ACTION' Campaign (Newswise)
A cadre of private and public entities in the addiction treatment field announced the launch of the National Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now (ACTION) Campaign for the improvement of addiction treatment services. The ACTION Campaign goals are to increase access to addiction treatment for individuals in need and to keep clients engaged in treatment.

Woman died at airport on way to rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at the Phoenix airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family said Monday, accusing police of manhandling her during the ordeal.

Teens Use A New Legal Drug That's Found In Stores In Augusta (NBC 26 Augusta)
It's the newest drug teens are trying and it's legal. To find it, just walk into your local tobacco store.

More jail beds for Portland drug and sex criminals (KGW Portland)
More jail beds and more drug treatment. That's the City of Portland's crime-fighting approach today after ditching it's drug and prostitution-free zones.

Woman Who Died At Airport Was Rehab-Bound (CBS News)
A woman who died after being handcuffed and detained at the Phoenix airport was on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program in Tucson, her family's lawyer said.

Liriano's rehab going smoothly (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Bummed out after a losing season and stressed out over their various contract issues, the Twins keep getting reports from Fort Myers, Fla., which brighten their days. "The Franchise" is getting stronger. Francisco Liriano, a 2006 All-Star as a rookie who missed the 2007 season after having Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in November, threw 30 light pitches from a mound again Monday, ...

Lindsay Lohan leaves rehab for 5-day holiday with Dad (Daily Mail)
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly taking a break from rehab. But the Mean Girls star will not be heading back to the nightclubs of Los Angeles and her party pals. Instead, she is said to be spending "quality time" with her father

Drug Treatment Centers - Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program Addiction Treatment and Dual Diagnosis Recovery Website Gets ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Treatment-Centers.net drug treatment center alcohol rehab program and dual diagnosis recovery website announces the first user-rated and reviewed recovery community based directory of drug rehabilitation centers and drug addiction treatment centers on the internet.

Drug Addiction Recovery Social Networking - Drug Treatment Centers, Addiction Treatment and Dual Diagnosis Recovery ... (PRWeb)
Treatment-Centers.net drug treatment, alcohol rehab and dual diagnosis recovery website announces the first recovery social networking community based directory of drug rehabilitation centers and drug addiction treatment centers on the internet. (PRWeb Oct 2, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/U3F1YS1Qcm9mLVNpbmctVGhpci1UaGlyLVplcm8=

Lohan's five-day break with dad after leaving rehab (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Rehabbing actress Lindsay Lohan will spend time with her estranged dad Michael Lohan after she checks out of rehab. The beleaguered starlet has been undergoing treatment at the Cirque Lodge treatment centre in Utah after her latest drink-driving arrest on July 24. Recently, Lohan had a tearful reunion with her dad in the centre, after years of a difficult relationship. ...

Child care or drug rehab? (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Operators at a child care center in north Fort Collins are negotiating with their landlords at 1225 Redwood St., to forestall the sale of the property to a residential drug and alcohol rehab program.

Improving Addiction Treatment Through 'ACTION' (Medical News Today)
A cadre of private and public entities in the addiction treatment field announced the launch of the National Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now (ACTION) Campaign for the improvement of addiction treatment services. The ACTION Campaign goals are to increase access to addiction treatment for individuals in need and to keep clients engaged in treatment. [click link for full article]

Lindsay Lohan leaves rehab for a holiday with dad (Moldova.org)
Does somebody care about Lindsay Lohan? If she is in the rehab there is nothing to worry about her. Actually back in summer, even she was in the rehab, she did some horrible things. But that is back in the history. Since she made it up with her dad, Lohan is redirecting herself in another way. There was a rumour that she may leave Hollywood for a while. Her dad said once that Hollywood spoiled ...

Doherty sentencing postponed (UPI)
A judge postponed sentencing Pete Doherty on drug and motor vehicle charges so the British rocker could continue treatment for his addiction.

Woman Who Died in Cell on Way to Rehab (ABC News)
Family of Carol Gotbaum says she was on her way to rehab, "manhandled" by police

Drug user jailed for five years (BBC News)
A man who admitted a series of offences to pay for his heroin addiction is jailed for five years.

Floyd Memorial Rehab Recreation (The Evening News and the Tribune)
Jo and Bill Lohmeyer cheer as Jo sinks a cornhole bag in the hole Monday afternoon during the Cardiac Rehab Fall Festival at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. The festival was created to help cardiac rehab patients change their exercise routine with unusual games.

Trauma, drug misuse and transforming identities: a life story approach (News-Medical-Net)
A new book that offers insights into addiction and how it can be tackled, by looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, is published today.

COUNTY WINS PART OF $2.5 MILLION ADDICTION-TREATMENT GRANT (La Grande Observer)
BAKER CITY — Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will divide a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to help treat — and perhaps reduce — alcohol and other drug addiction in Northeast Oregon.

Drug trade takes root, and toll, in Mexico (International Herald Tribune)
As Mexican drug cartels have grown in power, medium-sized towns have large and growing populations of addicts, along with a rise in violent crime.

Cheese Heroin - A Deadly Addiction: Young Child Addicts (KERA North Texas)
The cheese-heroin crisis in North Texas has caught many medical professionals off guard. They're not used to seeing children addicted to heroin - some as young as nine years old. In the second part of our series, Cheese-Heroin: A Deadly Addiction, KERA's Sujata Dand finds out that the research on adolescent drug abuse is inconclusive; therefore the long-term prognosis for child addicts may be ...

Cheese Heroin: A Deadly Addiction (KERA North Texas)
The Dallas County Health Department calls cheese heroin the most instantly addictive and deadliest drug they've seen since crack cocaine. More than 2 dozen teenagers in Dallas County and surrounding suburbs have died from the the drug --and just this week, two more deathsin Tarrant County. In the first part of our series Cheese-Heroin: A Deadly Addiction, KERA's Sujata Dand finds that medical ...

Special Series - Cheese Heroin: A Deadly Addiction (KERA North Texas)
With school back in session, medical professionals and educators are concerned an increasing number of students will become addicted to cheese heroin. Students come in contact with the drug at school, and recently cheese heroin fatalities have spread beyond Dallas to other North Texas communities. KERA's Sujata Dand begins a three-part series, "Cheese Heroin: A Deadly Addiction," by talking to ...

Rehab Supply in Binghamton earns health care accreditation (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
Binghamton Rehab Supply was recently awarded accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Doherty: Moss made drug addiction worse (Digital Spy)
Pete Doherty suggests that his relationship with Kate Moss made it harder to quit drugs.

Housing Rehab applicants in final waiting stages (Newspapers of Fayette County)
The process of eligibility and approval of the applicants for Housing Rehab funding continued when the Ossian City Council met Monday. Applicants must meet all of the requirements to be eligible for the funding, have paid their property taxes and utility bills to qualify.

Lohan fails drug test while in rehab (Digital Spy)
Lindsay Lohan is forced to stay in rehab after reportedly failing a drugs test.




Last Modified: 10/2007