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Addiction Recovery News 09/2008




Wagner closes in on rehab appearance (New York Daily News)
Billy Wagner is ready to seriously test his recovery from an inflamed left elbow and could be in a minor-league game with Brooklyn later this week.

Report suggests extending Emerson rehab zone (The Record)
EMERSON - A new study has expanded the downtown area the Planning Board will consider declaring in need of redevelopment. The study by Burgis Associates Inc. examined several blocks north of Lozier Avenue, where the original redevelopment zone ended, but recommends only some properties be targeted.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the News (About.com)
 •  Mackenzie Phillips Arrested      With cocaine and heroin.  •  Dr. Dre's Son Dies      Toxicology report pending.  •  'Suge' Knight Charged With Drugs      After fight with girlfriend.  •  Andy Dick Facing Drug Charges      Sexual assault charges dropped.  •  Woman Charged in Teen's Death      Failed to...

A pregnant prostitute's battle with addiction (CNews)
A cool wind blows through the late summer night and Eve pulls a sweater over her tank top, now stretched tight across her swollen belly. At seven months pregnant, her ankles are throbbing and puffy and she feels the burden of walking the streets.

Fosston a last-minute partner with Crookston on housing rehab grant application (Crookston Daily Times)
It turns out the City of Crookston won't have to go it alone after all.

Survey suggests drug use declining; findings to be released Tuesday (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)
FAIRFIELD COUNTY - Alcohol use is on the decline among high school seniors in Fairfield County, but cigarette and marijuana use among the group is slightly up - compared to usage two years ago.

News & Star (The News and Star)
COCAINE abuse is rising in Cumbria with more young people seeking help for addiction to the Class A drug than ever before. Figures obtained by the News & Star reveal schoolchildren as young as 13 have sought help from health services after misusing the drug.

UT starts campaign to fight drug menace (New Kerala)
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : The Chandigarh Administration has started a campaign with the help of various departments to fight the drug menace among adolescents and youth.

FOX411: Duchovny Sex Scandal: No Affair (Fox News)
David Duchovny did not check into rehab for sex addiction because of an extramarital fling.

Chandigarh geared up to fight drug menace (Calcutta News)
A nodal agency has been set up by the Chandigarh administration to curb the menace of drug addiction among the youth in the region, a spokesperson of the administration said here Monday.

Dmitri Young Joins Lake Monsters on Rehab Assignment (OurSports Central)
BURLINGTON, VT --- Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young will be playing with the Vermont Lake Monsters during the final week of the New York-Penn League season on a rehab assignment, making him the first current Major League player to rehab with Vermont in its 15-year history.

The Dean's List: UNC's skydivers need Google Maps (Sports Illustrated)
Welcome to this week's Labor Day edition of the Dean's List, where we're not buying David Duchovny's decision to check into rehab for sex addiction. Dude, if you're married to Téa Leoni, sex addiction shouldn't be considered a problem. Happy Labor Day.

Treating sex addiction (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
Therapists say sex addiction is a very real and destructive disorder.

Addiction Doesn?t Discriminate? Wrong (New York Times)
Anyone can theoretically become an addict. However it is more likely the fate of some, including truant young men, the children of addicts and those with depression.

Colon strong in Pawtucket rehab start (The Patriot Ledger)
Rehabbing right-hander throws six strong innings as he leads the PawSox to a 9-2 victory over Lehigh Valley..

When sex becomes an addiction (CNN.com)
When actor David Duchovny made headlines for voluntarily entering rehab for sex addiction, fans of the "X-Files" star were left wondering: How can someone become addicted to sex?

Chandigarh geared up to fight drug menace (New Kerala)
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : A nodal agency has been set up by the Chandigarh administration to curb the menace of drug addiction among the youth in the region, a spokesperson of the administration said here Monday.

Allendale County ALIVE YouthBuild complete first phase of housing rehab (The Times and Democrat)
FAIRFAX – After what seemed like an eternity, Allendale County ALIVE recently celebrated the rehabilitation of the last two of five houses in the Aiken and Laurens Avenue area of Fairfax. The event represented completion of the first phase. Nine other houses in the area, which were originally built in the early 1950s to house employees at the Savannah River Site, are also slated for improvements.

Fosston a last-minute partner with Crookston on housing rehab grant application (Crookston Daily Times)
It turns out the City of Crookston won't have to go it alone after all.

Hope House rehab raises comfort level (Albany Times Union)
ALBANY -- After 150 years, the former orphanage and convent at 261 N. Pearl St. needed a complete renovation to continue its mission to help adults recover from addiction.Hope House spent $2.8 million to update its 35-bed treatment center from top to bottom. "It was completely gutted and rebuilt from the inside out," said Kevin Connally, associate executive director for Hope House. "It ...

Join the voices for alcohol, drug recovery (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph Staff Report LINCOLN - For the estimated 136,000 people in our state who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, asking for help and finding treatment is essential to getting back to a healthy, fulfilling life through recovery.

State looks to prevent prescription drug deaths (Saint George Spectrum)
ST. GEORGE - The number of drug-related deaths in the state is alarming, particularly when the figures show that in 2006, two-thirds of drug deaths were caused by legal drugs - either prescription, over-the-counter or a combination. The figures for 2007 are comparable.

SEABROOK: Open house at Seabrook House (Daily Journal)
UPPER DEERFIELD – Seabrook House is marking National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month with an open house at the inpatient treatment center.

Symonds set for rehab (News 24 South Africa)
Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been told by CA to get psychological help and will not be part of the upcoming tour of India, according to a report.

Local Rehab Gets Out the Vote for Long-Term Patients (KYW News Radio 1060)
As the summer wanes, politicians begin a season of intense campaigning. One area health facility is helping voters make their own voices heard.  

AFL Illicit Drug Policy A Leader In The Field (Medical News Today)
The Australian Drug Foundation spoke out at the Australian Football League's press conference in support of the AFL's illicit drug policy. 'The AFL's illicit drug policy is one of the most rigorous drug policies in sport internationally, and we praise their commitment to the health and welfare of their players,' said ADF Chief Executive, John Rogerson.

Seabrook House Embraces National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month and Seabrook House, an internationally recognized inpatient treatment center, is observing this time with great programs and events taking place all month. The following is just a few of the ways Seabrook House is promoting the message that recovery from addiction is possible and that treatment works. Seabrook House's vision is to ...

Not Even Sumo Immune From Drug Scandal (ABC News)
Positive pot tests part of first drug scandal in sumo's 2,000-year history.

CTA kicks off rehab of Loop elevated tracks (Chicago Tribune)
Weekend renovations, reroutes likely to last until November Replacement of decades-old track, rail ties and signals on the CTA's elevated structure in the Loop begins Wednesday and will run until Thanksgiving.

Pharmacist Talks About Beating Drug & Alcohol Addiction (WYMT Mountain News)
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A Hazard native shares his personal struggle with addiction in a new book.

Alert over energy drink 'addiction' (Channel 4)
School nurses have been warned to be on the lookout for signs of caffeine addiction among children, it has been reported. Pupils are consuming more high energy drinks, which is causing a growing problem in schools, according to Bob Tait of Drug Education UK.

Rehab union highlights poor-pay exodus (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The union that represents the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service (CRS) says staff are leaving in high numbers because of poor pay and conditions.

Mischa Barton - Barton Checked Into Rehab After Drink Driving Arrest (ContactMusic)
Actress MISCHA BARTON has revealed she secretly checked into rehab after her drink driving arrest last year (07). The former The O.C. star was arrested on suspicion of DUI ...

Barton secretly checked into rehab (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The actress has revealed she secretly checked into rehab after her drunk driving arrest in 2007.

Allendale County ALIVE YouthBuild complete first phase of housing rehab (The Times and Democrat)
FAIRFAX – After what seemed like an eternity, Allendale County ALIVE recently celebrated the rehabilitation of the last two of five houses in the Aiken and Laurens Avenue area of Fairfax. The event represented completion of the first phase. Nine other houses in the area, which were originally built in the early 1950s to house employees at the Savannah River Site, are also slated for improvements.

Matt Tolbert rejoins Twins after 'crazy' rehab (Pioneer Press)
TORONTO — Three hotel wakeup calls, one hotel alarm clock and three cell phone alarms set — seven alarms in sum, totaling one morning of Matt Tolbert's rehab wakeup plan.

Fosston a last-minute partner with Crookston on housing rehab grant application (Crookston Daily Times)
It turns out the City of Crookston won't have to go it alone after all.

Leoni cancels fest appearance after husband Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction (The Globe and Mail)
Husband David Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction

Calgary's drug court needs a federal cash injection to keep its rehab program running (Calgary Sun)
Seven junkie criminals, one drug treatment court, not one repeat offender. Not a single crime committed in the first half year of sentencing -- unless, of course, you consider who's footing the annual $250,000 bill for Calgary's new drug court.

Join the voices for alcohol, drug recovery (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph Staff Report LINCOLN - For the estimated 136,000 people in our state who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, asking for help and finding treatment is essential to getting back to a healthy, fulfilling life through recovery.

An Addiction to Advocacy Overcame Homelessness (New America Media)
Charles Jenkins may yet serve as a poster child for community activism, despite his past battles with drug addiction and homelessness.

Da Nang agrees psychiatry is best for treating drug addiction (Việt Nam News)
DA NANG — The Da Nang Psychiatric Hospital has been successfully using psychology to treat drug addiction. Furthermore, the programme, which was launched on a trial basis in early 2006, has a far lower relapse rate than other more traditional methods.

PETA Names Top Veggie-Friendly Rehab Centers (Hollyscoop)
PETA needs a new celebrity target to go after, because their latest list is kind out there. They've compiled a list of the top rehab centers in the country that are meat-free. Oh and they also happened to ...

Da Nang agrees psychiatry is best for treating drug addiction (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – The Da Nang Psychiatric Hospital has been successfully using psychology to treat drug addiction. Furthermore, the programme, which was launched on a trial basis in early 2006, has a far lower relapse rate than other more traditional methods.

State officials to honor New Yorkers who've overcome addiction (WRGB Albany)
ALBANY, N.Y. State officials have announced a series of events this month to honor the millions of New Yorkers who have overcome addictions. Governor David Paterson has proclaimed September as "New York State Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month."

Addiction doesn't discriminate - except when it does (International Herald Tribune)
The democratization of addiction may be an appealing message, but it does not reflect reality.

Mischa Barton secretly checked into rehab after DUI arrest (New Kerala)
Washington, Sep 3 : Hollywood actress Mischa Barton has revealed that she secretly checked into rehab after pleading guilty for drunken driving in 2007.

Mackenzie Phillips Enters Rehab for 10th Time (US Weekly)
Actress Mackenzie Phillips, who was charged with two felony counts of drug possession on Wednesday, has entered rehab for the tenth time, TMZ.com reports. The former One Day at a Time star faces two felony possession charges -- one for cocaine, one for heroin -- and a misdemeanor charge for the unauthorized possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe from her arrest at Los Angeles ...

Mackenzie Phillips Takes 10th Stint in Rehab One Day at a Time (Gay Wired)
Struggling addict Mackenzie Phillips is currently doing her 10th stint in rehab and taking it One Day at at Time . Last week police busted Phillips at Los Angeles International Airport on cocaine and heroin TMZ.com reported.

Murphy's knee rehab at a standstill (MLB.com)
Murphy's rehab at a standstill




Last Modified: 09/2008