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Addiction Recovery News 11/2007




Marinovich given another chance in rehab after pleading guilty in drug case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Former Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been given another chance at rehabilitation after pleading guilty to drug charges. The 38-year-old former Southern California player pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony possession of a small...

Food pantry rehab deadline extended (The Providence Journal)
CHARLESTOWN — The town building and zoning official granted yesterday a one-month extension for repairs to be completed at the St. Mary’s/St. James’ Community Food Pantry.

Medicine sparked gambling addiction (Times Online)
PARIS A Parkinson’s disease sufferer won a groundbreaking ruling giving him compensation rights after he lost €130,000 (£90,000) from a gambling addiction which he blamed on his medication.

Driver ordered to drug rehab (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A judge ordered drug treatment for a Butler woman who caused a fiery crash that killed a man last November in Campbell County. Campbell County Circuit Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward sentenced Angela Bachman to five years' probation and ordered her to get inpatient treatment for cocaine addiction.

Cousins in rehab after 'missing in LA' (The West Australian)
"Where in the world is Ben Cousins?" a top Hollywood celebrity gossip website demanded to know. In rehab, the troubled AFL star's upset father finally revealed.

Drug addiction is a reality that touches every society in So (Pretoria Rekord)
Drug addiction is a reality that touches every society in South Africa. Sandra Davidson*, a 28-year-old, is recovering from her cocaine addiction after checking into the One Life rehabilitation clinic in Randburg.

Judge: Coach Reid's home 'drug emporium' (Sports Illustrated)
A judge who sentenced Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid's sons to jail on Thursday likened the coach's home to "a drug emporium" and questioned whether his adult sons should live there, given their drug problems.

Sentencing judge likens Reid's home to 'a drug emporium' (USA Today)
A judge sentencing two sons of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid on drug charges has questioned whether the environment in the coach's home is suitable for the troubled young men, likening the home to "a drug emporium."

Medicaid Pays For More Than One-third Of $10 Billion Bill For Drug Abuse Hospitalizations (Medical News Today)
Medicaid paid for more than one-third of the 1.3 million hospital stays related to prescription or illegal drug abuse in 2005, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. These admissions, for which drug abuse was listed as the primary or secondary cause of hospitalization, cost nearly $10 billion. [click link for full article]

Gibsons Son In Rehab (ContactMusic)
MEL GIBSON's 25-year-old son has reportedly cut ties with his family in a bid to battle substance abuse alone in rehab. Edward Gibson checked into Ca

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem? (About.com)
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those...

Drug court director honored (Daily News Journal)
After nearly a decade of advancing the cause of rehabilitation and recovery for those struggling with addiction, Rutherford County Drug Court Director Mary Schneider was honored by her peers for her hard work.

SAC house party to explore HBO documentary 'Addiction' (Battle Creek Enquirer)
House Party to Watch and Discuss HBO's New Documentary "ADDICTION"

Mel Gibson's son in rehab (WPSD Paducah)
Mel Gibson's 25-year-old son has reportedly cut ties with his family in a bid to battle substance abuse alone in rehab.

Mel Gibson's Son in Rehab (Hollywood.com)
Mel Gibson's 25-year-old son has reportedly cut ties with his family in an attempt to battle substance abuse alone in rehab.

Rotary hears firsthand accounts of addiction (The Post-Star)
GLENS FALLS — Karen Wright thinks she's lucky. The Queensbury resident and the mother of a 15-year-old daughter was, for years, addicted to crack cocaine. To fund her addiction, Wright stole, sold her body and withstood a series of abusive boyfriends who doubled as drug dealers.

Cost-Effectiveness of Addiction Treatment Questioned in U.K. (Join Together Online)
The success rate among addiction-treatment patients in the U.K. has slipped in recent years despite increased spending by the National Treatment Agency, the Telegraph reported Oct. 31.

U.S. youth gets 'unique' rehab after killing (CNews)
Killing a Calgary man in Canada has given an American youth a unique opportunity to rehabilitate himself that he wouldn't get at home, a court heard yesterday.

Rebuilding Lives raises money for St. John's Rehab (East York Mirror)
The St. John's Rehab Auxiliary is holding a fundraising event to raise money for the Rebuilding Lives project. There will be an array of items up for sale including baked goods, housewares, seasona...

Latest headlines (Time Magazine)
Two decades after he beat a drug addiction that nearly killed him, the Mötley Crüe bassist's graphic journal, The Heroin Diaries , is a best seller. Did you expect your book to land on the New York Times best-seller list?

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.

Rape alleged at rehab center (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - A woman visiting the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center was allegedly raped recently by a resident of the Cambridge Street center.

Kingsville LULAC Manor secures $4M for rehab (The Kingsville Journal)
Kingsville LULAC Manor today announced the successful award of $491,514 frown the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs 2007 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program for the modernization of the 34-year-old property.

Now if only the 'Road' were shorter (The Star-Ledger)
No matter the cost of divorces, rehab visits and vacation homes, the Eagles could hardly spend all the money they've made.

Narconon Arrowead Takes Unconventional Position On Addiction And Gets Results In 2007 (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Drug rehab expert says that addiction can be cured if understood.

Narconon Arrowead Takes Unconventional Position On Addiction And Gets Results In 2007 (PRWeb)
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Henrici unveils police station rehab plan (New Haven Register)
HAMDEN - One of the biggest political issues of the campaign season has been the deplorable condition of the police station, two undersized, unsafe buildings on Dixwell Avenue built in the early 1950s.

Parents learn how to prevent teenage drug use at FISD drug forum (The Frisco Enterprise)
Don’t leave home without it is good advice for parents, but the advice applies to much more than credit cards these days. “Parents, do not go out of town when you have a kid in high school. First,your prescription drugs will be gone,” said student Regan Brown at the Frisco ISD Drug Forum this week.

Biloxi hit-run passenger gets year in rehab (NBC 15 Mobile)
A judge has sentenced to a year in rehab a passenger in a car that ran over and killed 90-year-old George "Peaches" Harris in May 2006.

UPDATE: Allen Apologizes, Going to Rehab (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's press secretary issued a tearful apology and announced he's heading to rehab following his arrest on domestic violence charges. INSIDE: Watch Action News report

Judge: Andy Reid's sons battle drug addiction, identity crisis (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
PHILADELPHIA - As he reached adulthood, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid searched for his own identity and found it on the bleak streets of North Philadelphia.

Nova rehab quest finds 12 sponsors (The Japan Times)
OSAKA (Kyodo) Twelve companies have applied to sponsor the rehabilitation of Nova Corp., the failed foreign-language school's court-appointed administrators said Saturday. Read more ...

Drugs brought on family man's fast demise (Everett Herald)
EVERETT -- She lost her husband twice. First to drug addiction. Then to a gunman's bullet.

Passenger in Biloxi hit-run ordered to rehab (The Clarion-Ledger)
A judge has sentenced to a year in rehab a passenger in a car that ran over and killed 90-year-old George "Peaches" Harris in May 2006.

More UK kids 'needing alcohol rehab' (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Record numbers of British children are being treated for alcohol abuse, a new report says.

Rehab center offers aid to homebound (Daily Herald)
November is National Home Care Month. The Adult and Child Rehab Center offers a variety of services to homebound patients in McHenry County, including registered nurses, home health aides, physical, speech and occupational therapists, and social workers.

Pete Doherty's fiancee has to fend off drug dealers who hassle him (Daily Mail)
The fiancee of Pete Doherty has spoken of her battle with drug dealers who are trying to derail his recovery from addiction

Concerns over low addiction treament funding (Stuff)
Government funding for addiction treatment services is falling woefully short of growing requirements according to the National Committee for Addiction Treatment (Ncat).

More money needed for addiction treatment services (The New Zealand Herald)
Government funding for addiction treatment services is falling woefully short of growing requirements, says the National Committee for Addiction Treatment (Ncat).

Wife of severely stricken soldier tells story of injury, rehab (The Olympian)
Hundreds of soldiers just home from Iraq with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division have felt the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

KERALA ROUNDUP (Gulf Times)
Meeting to discuss rehab plans for Gulf returnees By Ashraf Padanna THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government is planning to set up a company to help rehabilitate Gulf returnees.

Maori alcohol and drug use 'more hazardous' - survey (The New Zealand Herald)
A survey into ethnic differences in drug and alcohol use show Maori are more likely than other ethnicities to use drugs or drink in a "hazardous" way.

Lim offers free rehab to drug users in Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Drug dependents from Manila’s slums can get a new lease on life with the opening of a rehabilitation center in Sta. Cruz today.

Drug rehab - a waste of public money? (News-Medical-Net)
Despite millions being spent on drug rehabilitation programmes in the UK it seems success stories are few and far between.

McGuire for sheriff - Editorial (The Record)
BERGEN County Sheriff Leo McGuire, a Democrat who is running for reelection, says he has tried to provide services to jail inmates that help them with drug addiction, mental illness and transitioning back to life in the community.

Rutherford County: Court switches focus of drug program (The Tennessean)
Rutherford County court officials are ending a two-year-old program tailored for juveniles grappling with drug addiction and will focus on a new program to help the young children of addicts.

Apathy kills juvenile drug court (Daily News Journal)
Rutherford County court officials said they are ending a two-year-old program tailored for juveniles grappling with drug addiction due to low enrollment.

Police official leads anti-drug campaign in Punjab village (New Kerala)
Behman Diwana, Bathinda, Nov 5 : A senior police official, besides fighting the crime, is waging a battle against poppy addiction in this small hamlet, which has produced national and state-level sportsmen.

Pete in mourning for drug addiction (Daventry Today)
Newly drug-free Pete Doherty is "in mourning" for his heroin addiction. The Babyshambles star also admitted his chances of staying out of trouble with the law are "quite slim".

MSU loses junior forward to torn ACL; rehab expected to take 4-6 months (Lansing State Journal)
EAST LANSING - Michigan State junior forward Aisha Jefferson has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee and will miss the rest of this season, coach Suzy Merchant confirmed at a Monday press conference.




Last Modified: 11/2007