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Addiction Recovery News 05/2008




Cousins puts drug addiction down to illness (The West Australian)
Former West Coast Eagles captain and Brownlow medallist Ben Cousins today said he had “no choice” regarding his drug abuse because his addiction was an illness.

Wilson to continue rehab in Double-A (MLB.com)
Wilson to continue rehab at Altoona

New Drug Addiction and Alcohol Drug Treatment Center Opens in Palm Springs (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
PALM SPRINGS, Calif.----Palm Springs Recovery, a luxurious yet affordable addiction and alcohol drug treatment center, announced its grand opening May 19. Palm Springs Recovery is dedicated to the practice of teaching a healthy, sober lifestyle in which clients are able to carry back into the real world.

New Drug Addiction and Alcohol Drug Treatment Center Opens in Palm Springs : Recover from Addiction and Discover ... (PRWeb)
Palm Springs Recovery, a luxurious yet affordable addiction and alcohol drug treatment center, announced its grand opening May 19. Palm Springs Recovery is dedicated to the practice of teaching a healthy, sober lifestyle in which clients are able to carry back into the real world. With treatments starting around $6,000, Palm Springs Recovery offers a variety of choices, services and ...

Graduate to speak about alcohol and drug prevention (The Observer-Dispatch)
Deirdre Sinnott, a 1978 graduate of Clinton Central School, will be returning to the school May 21 and 22, to speak at a series of classes about alcohol and drug addiction and prevention.

2006 World Series MVP To Make Rehab Start With The Dunedin Blue Jays (OurSports Central)
Dunedin, FL. - The Dunedin Blue Jays are facing the St. Lucie Mets in a four game series at Knology Park. Games 2 and 3 are expected to be extra exciting for Jays fans as the Toronto Blue Jays' David Eckstein is scheduled to make a ML Rehab start in both games.

A-Rod finishes rehab, set to rejoin Yankees (The Sports Network)
A-Rod finishes rehab, set to rejoin Yankees

A-Rod finishes rehab, will rejoin Yanks on Tues. (Sports Illustrated)
TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is set to rejoin the slumping New York Yankees on Tuesday after finishing his rehabilitation of a strained right quadriceps.

A-Rod Finishes Rehab, Set To Rejoin Yankees (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez wrapped up a rehab assignment Monday in extended spring training and is set to rejoin the team on Tuesday when the Baltimore Orioles visit the Bronx.

Alex Rodriguez passes final rehab test, ready to return Tuesday (New York Daily News)
Alex Rodriguez had two hits in his final rehabilitation assignment Monday in his return from a strained right quadriceps and will be back in the Bombers' lineup Tuesday night when they host the Orioles at the Stadium.

Discovery Of Possible Link Between Protein Deletion And Addiction Wins Top Honors At ISEF (Medical News Today)
An ambitious exploration of the basic mechanisms underlying addiction received top honors in the new Addiction Science category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest science competition for high school students.

Fight against addiction never ends (Saint George Spectrum)
CEDAR CITY - Addiction was like a doppelganger grasping at her leg as she tried to get away and rid herself of the disease.

Lawyers: Gambling a 'drug' for ex-NBA ref Donaghy (USA Today)
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last year to a betting scandal, suffers from "a pathological gambling" disorder that destroyed his career and left his personal life in shambles, his lawyers said Monday in federal court documents.

COPD patients benefit more from pulmonary rehab in earlier stages (EurekAlert!)
ATS 2008, TORONTO— Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are in their final years of survival do not get the same benefits from pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) as patients who have more years left to live—regardless of their age, complicating illnesses or lung function, according to new research funded by the Veteran’s Administration, which will be presented at the ...

Fire rips through rehab house (KREM.com Spokane)
SPOKANE--Firefighters quickly put out a fire that damaged one of the buildings in the Christmas House Rehab Center along Sunset and Audubon in west Spokane.

County gives initial approval for Drug Court (Jackson County Chronicle)
Jackson County may soon have another court option for people charged with alcohol or drug related crimes.

Vhi: Drink, drugs claims up 50pc in 4 yr (Ireland Business World)
Vhi Healthcare today announced that claims paid for alcohol and substance abuse had increased by a staggering 50pc in the last four years. "Alcohol and drug addiction are on the rise in Ireland and impacts all social classes and crosses the urban/ rural divide.

Structure fire forces evacuation of local rehab clinic (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, Wash.- A structure fire at the Christmas House Sober Living Rehabilitation Clinic forced the evacuation of most of the residents living on site.

SUITE ABUSER (New York Post)
REHAB sure did wonders for troubled former "Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe. The buff actor hosted the "Seduction Thursday" party at the Ivy Hotel in San Diego last week and got a free hotel room for his efforts. But, a source said, the room was trashed. "There was major damage," we're told. "His suite had cigarette burns in the furniture. There was food all over the walls and a broken ...

First Addiction Award Made at High School Science Fair (Join Together Online)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and cosponsor Scholastic recently presented the first Addiction Science award at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest high-school science fair, Medical News Today reported May 20.

Drug debt led to home invasion: Crown (The Ajax News Advertiser)
WHITBY -- A drug dealer looking to collect on a debt hog-tied an Ajax woman and left her bound in duct tape while he made off with her TV, a judge heard at the start of a trial Tuesday. On the...

Pekin pharmacist still under investigation (The Pekin Daily Times)
Times staff writer PEKIN - A Walgreens Drug Store pharmacist who admitted to taking more than 8,800 prescription pills from the pharmacy since 2004 has also admitted to authorities that he took the medications because of his addiction and that of his son.

Addiction support group meets tonight (The Jackson Sun)
A support group for the families and friends of alcoholics and drug addicts will meet tonight at the First Presbyterian Baptist Church.

Soriano ready for rehab; Smoltz mum on health (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
In the race to see which power arm will bolster Atlanta's bullpen first, Rafael Soriano is a bit ahead of John Smoltz and Mike Gonzalez.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients benefit more from pulmonary rehab in earlier stages (News-Medical-Net)
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are in their final years of survival do not get the same benefits from pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) as patients who have more years left to live-regardless of their age, complicating illnesses or lung function, according to new research funded by the Veteran's Administration, which will be presented at the American Thoracic ...

New Haven detective blames crime on gambling addiction (Boston Globe)
A New Haven detective who has admitted planting drug evidence and stealing money from a crime scene says his actions were motivated by a gambling addiction and the outrage of watching drug dealers avoid prosecution.

Mutant mice show new pathway in drug addiction (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Scientists experimenting with genetically-modified mice said on Wednesday they had unveiled a molecular pathway that helps explain drug addiction and appetite.

Mutant mice show new pathway in drug addiction (TODAYonline)
Two Afghan men look at a public awareness billboard about drug addiction in Kabul. Scientists experimenting with genetically-modified mice said on Wednesday they had unveiled a molecular pathway that helps explain drug addiction and appetite.

Steven Tyler enters rehab (New York Daily News)
Steven Tyler has checked himself into rehab. The Aerosmith frontman, 60, entered the Pasadena, Calif., facility where VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" was filmed.

County drug court expands by Frank Vaisvilas (Valley Free Press)
Enrollment in DeKalb County's Drug Court program has expanded to 21 people, said Special Court Administrator Marilyn Stromborg. Stromborg, who has both an R.N. and a law degree, gave a recent report to the county's Law and Justice Committee.

Tulo's rehab progressing (MLB.com)
Tulo's rehab progressing

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab Facility: Report (MTV Music Television)
After successfully beating his addictions two decades ago, rocker Steven Tyler is once again seeking treatment, at a drug rehab clinic in California.

Steven Tyler Checks into Rehab (Hollywood.com)
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has checked himself into rehab for treatment of substance abuse.

Report: Steven Tyler checks into rehab (UPI)
PASADENA, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Steven Tyler has checked himself into a rehab facility where he is undergoing treatment for substance abuse, TMZ.com said Wednesday.

Aerosmith - Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab (ContactMusic)
AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER has checked himself into rehab for treatment of substance abuse. The 60-year-old rocker has admitted himself to a Pasadena, California ...

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler checks into rehab: report (The New Zealand Herald)
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has checked into a rehab facility according to new reports. The singer, who has previously dealt with drug abuse, was admitted to a rehabilitation centre in Pasadena, California for substance abuse TMZ.com reported today.

Mutant mice show path in drug addiction (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Scientists experimenting with genetically-modified mice say they have unveiled a molecular pathway that helps explain drug addiction and appetite.

Steven Tyler heads to rehab (Splash via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
Rock legend Steven Tyler has checked into rehab, according to U.S. reports.

NCC attends drug conference in D.C. (Pahrump Valley Times)
WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year the Nye Communities Coalition represented the county at the National Anti-Drug Conference here.

29 from Sichuan get early release (People's Daily)
The Guangzhou Tan'gang Station for Re-education through Labor released 29 detainees originally from Sichuan on Tuesday. The re-education program is generally for minor crimes such as theft, prostitution, and drug addiction. Its detention ...

Punto embarks on rehab for hamstring (MLB.com)
Punto embarks on rehab for hammy

Rock Star Steven Tyler in Rehab (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Liv Tyler's separation from her husband and Steven Tyler's alleged rehab visit suggests darker days for the Tyler estate.

Drug Court Making a Difference | Video (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
For people with substance abuse issues who enter the court system, overcoming addiction takes time and help. May has been deemed "North Dakota Drug Court Month." For eight years, drug courts in North Dakota have been playing a role in helping juveniles and adults overcome addiction.

Study links no-smoke drug with psychosis (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Thousands of smokers taking Australia's new anti-addiction pill Champix in the United States have reported psychotic and suicidal behaviour.

Anti-addiction pill alert (The Courier Mail)
THOUSANDS of smokers taking Australia's new anti-addiction pill Champix in the United States have reported psychotic and suicidal behaviour.

Steven Tyler walks this way to rehab: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, a poster boy for rock 'n' roll decadence in the 1970s, has entered a Los Angeles rehab facility after two decades as a passionate advocate of sobriety, according to an report.

Aerosmith rocker in rehab (Daily Telegraph)
ALTHOUGH he has allegedly been sober since a mid-'80s trip to rehab when his friends told him to clean up his act, Steven Tyler has ended up back there in California.

Anti-smokes drug linked to suicides (Herald Sun)
THOUSANDS of American smokers taking Australia's new anti-addiction pill, Champix, have reported psychotic and suicidal behaviour.

Report: Singer Steven Tyler In Rehab (WCVB Boston)
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is in a rehab facility for substance abuse treatment, according to TMZ.com.

Eva Mendez - Mendes Researching Role In Rehab (ContactMusic)
EVA MENDES may have checked herself into rehab in January (08) to prepare for a new movie, in which she plays a Spanish drug lord. The 30-year-old actress entered ...




Last Modified: 05/2008