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Addiction Recovery News 07/2008




Smart Growth Resource Library: Green Rehab Guide for Multifamily Properties (Smart Growth Online)
The Green Guide for Rehab from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is an accessible and in-depth tool to help affordable housing owners and their consultants integrate green building and energy efficiency into the upgrades of their multifamily properties.

Willis' rehab start shows mixed results (MLB.com)
Willis' rehab start has mixed results

Jays' Hill moves rehab to Florida (MLB.com)
Jays' Hill moves rehab to Florida

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Owns Up: Says Rehab Was For Dependency On Sleeping Pills (MTV Asia)
After cryptically entering a rehab facility last month in search of a "safe environment" to heal from foot surgery, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has admitted that he was battling dependency on pain and sleeping medication.

Hamilton's All-Star dream is near reality (New York Daily News)
Months after successfully overcoming drug and alcohol addiction and just before being reinstated by Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had a vivid dream involving Yankee Stadium.

Drug court changes lives (Newburgh Register)
Jim Macke, addictionologist and medical director of the Mulberry Center in Evansville, said the recent graduates of the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court are going through a state of intense transition.

Through the eyes of addiction (Newburgh Register)
Editor’s note: This story is the fourth part in an on-going series that follows a participant in the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court. Due to federal law, the participant’s last name will not be published.

Jones homers in first rehab appearance (MLB.com)
Jones homers in first rehab appearance

Amy Winehouse Quits Rehab (MTV UK)
Subtitle Reports say the singer left hospital in a rage after Glastonbury… Related Video amy winehouse, rehab, Subject Matter amy winehouse, rehab, Short body (mobile/iTV - 320 chars or so, no HTML or internal links) Amy Winehouse threw a tantrum and left her rehab clinic after just a few hours, according to reports. The Back To Black star apparently realised she was ...

VH1 special addressing addiction (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Hollywood has a serious drug problem, and isn’t committing the time it takes to fix it, according to Dr. Drew.

Hollywood isn't dealing with its drug problem, Dr. Drew Pinsky says (Orange County Register)
The substance-abuse specialist presents his findings about celebrities and addiction on an hourlong VH1 special.

House panel okays $175,000 for Mid-Hudson Valley Drug Court Enhancement Project (Mid-Hudson News)
WASHINGTON - Congressman Maurice Hinchey has secured the House Appropriations Committee's approval of $175,000 for the Center for Court Innovation's Mid-Hudson Valley Drug Court Enhancement project in Kingston, Middletown, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.

Study: Shrooms Help Some Get 'Spiritual' (ABC News)
Researchers say psychedelic drug could treat alcoholism, drug addiction.

Dr. Drew: Celebs Need More Rehab (ABC News)
The "Celebrity Rehab" MD said H'wood's not doing enough to combat drug problems.

Stabbed Deputy Released From Rehab (WSMV Nashville)
A sheriff's deputy who was almost stabbed to death was released from a rehab hospital on Tuesday.

Calcasieu holds first drug court graduation (KPLC Lake Charles)
Illegal drug use takes a huge toll from increased crime to premature deaths of those who overdose. And fighting addiction is a tremendous challenge to those for whom getting high becomes a way of life.

Addiction Research and Treatment (Psychiatric Times)
The nation's leading causes of death are related to alcohol and drug use, tobacco smoke exposure, and behavioral addictions. Each year, more than 400,000 Americans die as a result of smoking, overeating, substance use, and related accidents and suicide.

Furcal suffers setback in rehab (MLB.com)
Furcal suffers setback in rehab

A look at meth addiction in Southwest Florida (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
Just how big of a problem has meth become in Lee County? Local addiction specialists say they are hearing from more recovering addicts that meth was one of their drugs of choice.

Enrollment for US phase II trial of CPP-109 in patients with methamphetamine addiction begins: Catalyst Pharma (PharmaBiz)
Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that acquires or in-licenses, develops and commercializes prescription drugs for the treatment of drug addiction and obsessive compulsive disorders, announced that it has begun enrollment for its randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled US phase II clinical trial evaluating CPP-109 for the treatment of patients addicted to ...

Through the eyes of addiction (Newburgh Register)
Editor’s note: This story is the fourth part in an on-going series that follows a participant in the Warrick County Drunk Driving/Drug Court. Due to federal law, the participant’s last name will not be published.

Softball Roundup: Dover Rehab pops ProTesters (Foster's Daily Democrat)
SOMERSWORTH — Kyle Morin's three-run homer in the first innning didn't even come close to holding up for the ProTesters, as Dover Rehab triumphed, 14-6. in Week-5 action in The Works Softball League.

Rafael Furcal sent home from rehab with back discomfort (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
HOUSTON - Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal left a rehab assignment with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas on Tuesday and returned to Los Angeles after experiencing discomfort in his back.

Colombia: McCain Drug Program Tour (Time Magazine)
Republican John McCain planned to tour a Colombian port by boat Wednesday to get a firsthand look at the country's drug interdiction programs

McCain to view Colombian anti-drug efforts (MSNBC)
Republican John McCain planned to tour a Colombian port by boat Wednesday to see the country's drug interdiction programs.

McCain to tour Colombian drug control efforts today (Houston Chronicle)
Republican John McCain planned to tour a Colombian port by boat today to get a firsthand look at the country's drug interdiction programs, a day after he praised President Alvaro Uribe for Colombia's anti-drug efforts but pressed him to improve the government's record on human rights.

Guest commentary: Road rehab planning underway (The Lincoln Journal)
An update on roadway rehab plans from the Ad Hoc Traffic and Roadside Committee.

McCain to tour Colombian drug control efforts (AP via Yahoo! News)
Republican John McCain planned to tour a Colombian port by boat Wednesday to get a firsthand look at the country's drug interdiction programs, a day after he praised President Alvaro Uribe for Colombia's anti-drug efforts but pressed him to improve the government's record on human rights.

McCain to view Colombian anti-drug efforts (USA Today)
Republican John McCain planned to tour a Colombian port by boat Wednesday to get a firsthand look at the country's drug interdiction programs, a day after he praised President Alvaro Uribe for Colombia's anti-drug efforts but pressed him to improve the government's record on human rights.

McCain to tour Colombian drug control efforts (AP via Yahoo! News)
Republican John McCain toured a Colombian port by boat Wednesday to get a firsthand look at the country's drug interdiction programs, a day after he praised President Alvaro Uribe for Colombia's anti-drug efforts but pressed him to improve the government's record on human rights.

Amy Winehouse took drugs in rehab and reveals truth about her and Pete Doherty (Daily Mirror)
Amy Winehouse has revealed she smoked crack every time she was attempting to kick drugs in rehab - and that Pete Doherty turned down her offer of working together.

Tatum O'Neal pleads guilty in New York drug case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal, the former child actress who chronicled her struggles with addiction in a 2004 memoir, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to disorderly conduct stemming from her drug arrest in June.

Tatum O'Neal pleads guilty in drug case (Adelaide Now)
OSCAR winner Tatum O'Neal, the former child actress who chronicled her struggles with addiction in a 2004 memoir, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from her drug arrest last month.

Tatum O'Neal pleads guilty in drug case (Perth Now)
OSCAR winner Tatum O'Neal, the former child actress who chronicled her struggles with addiction in a 2004 memoir, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from her drug arrest last month.

Tatum O'Neal pleads guilty in drug case (Stuff)
Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal, the former child actress who chronicled her struggles with addiction in a 2004 memoir, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from her drug arrest in June.

Officials: Rehab worker pressured client to have sex (Newsday)
Authorities are investigating allegations that an aspiring substance abuse counselor coerced sex from a Long Island woman at a Manhattan rehab center where she was sent by a Nassau County court.

O's Albers picks rehab over surgery for shoulder (ESPN)
Orioles right-hander Matt Albers decided Wednesday to attempt to rehabilitate his ailing right shoulder rather than have surgery on a torn labrum.

All-Star nod affirms Hamilton's climb from addiction depths (USA Today)
Josh Hamilton says the drug demons try to nudge him awake when he sleeps. They pester him when he's alone, waiting for that moment of weakness. They are the ones that did everything imaginable to ruin his baseball career. Then, he says, they tried to kill him.

Tony Newman: What if Rush Had Gone to Jail for a Few Years Because of His Drug Addiction (HuffingtonPost)
Seeing him riding so "high" on the cover of the Times Magazine made me wonder: where would Rush Limbaugh be today if he had been sent to prison when he was busted for drugs.

O's Albers decides to try rehab (Carroll County Online)
BALTIMORE — Matt Albers clearly isn’t ready to see his 2008 season come to an end quite yet. The Orioles announced Wednesday that Albers has decided to rehab the torn labrum in his right shoulder rather than undergo season-ending surgery immediately.

Addiction haunts celebs (Detroit Free Press)
Ah, truth. Courtney Love, Pete Doherty, Steven Tyler, Tatum O'Neal, Britney Spears and Robert Downey Jr. all have struggled with drug abuse and addiction. But they are just the tip of the iceberg, says Southern California's addictionologist to the stars, Dr. Drew Pinsky, whose forays into celebdom include a gig hosting VH1's D-list heavy "Celebrity Rehab." "Today, in the celebrity world, we're ...

Winehouse admits taking drugs in rehab (UPI)
LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- British soul singer Amy Winehouse has admitted in a magazine interview that she took drugs while being treated for addiction in rehab earlier this year.

Taking Drug Addiction Recovery to a Whole New Level (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Laguna Beach Recovery in California is leading the way in the alcohol and drug recovery industry. Laguna is a very upscale yet affordable drug and alcohol rehab treatment center located on California's beautiful Laguna Beach.

Albers chooses rehab over surgery (MLB.com)
Albers chooses rehab over surgery

Roberts, Ortmeier set for Minors rehab (MLB.com)
Roberts, Ortmeier set for Minors rehab

Amy's sensational confession: I took drugs in rehab (Daily Mail)
The Rehab singer has been put under 24-hour supervision after she confessed to taking drugs while in rehab.

Woman who claimed rehab worker sex abuse disappears (Newsday)
A warrant was issued Thursday for a Westbury woman who disappeared after claiming she was sexually abused by a counselor-trainee in a Manhattan rehab clinic where she had been sent by a Nassau County Drug Treatment Court judge.

Konerko ready for rehab assignment (MLB.com)
Konerko ready for rehab assignment

Jewelry stolen to feed drug addiction (The Journal Pioneer)
SUMMERSIDE – To get cash to feed her drug addiction, Elysha Veronica Doiron betrayed her grandmother’s trust, stealing her diamond and gold engagement ring.

O's Albers decides to try rehab (Carroll County Times)
BALTIMORE — Matt Albers clearly isn’t ready to see his 2008 season come to an end quite yet. The Orioles announced Wednesday that Albers has decided to rehab the torn labrum in his right shoulder rather than undergo season-ending surgery immediately.




Last Modified: 07/2008