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Addiction Recovery News 10/2008




Mandarich admits steroid, drug use in interview (CBS Sportsline)
Tony Mandarich admits steroid use and cheating on Rose Bowl drug test in college and reveals addiction to drugs and alcohol during NFL career in news-breaking exclusive on 'Inside the NFL' on Showtime.

Program Treats Inmate Trauma To Kick Drug Addiction (News10 Sacramento)
Inmate program is designed specifically for women to treat trauma which is often the underlying cause of substance abuse.

Wildlife Rehab ready for animal rescues (Pearland Journal)
The Wildlife Rehab & Education is preparing for an influx of wild animal victims of Hurricane Ike. Executive Director Sharon Schmalz said that Ike’s high winds and heavy rain blew baby squirrels from their nests, knocked roosting birds out of trees and literally slammed coastal birds like pelicans and seagulls to the ground.

Exclusive: £1m bets shame of former football boss Steve Paterson as he checks into rehab (Daily Record)
FORMER football boss Steve Paterson has gone into rehab after blowing £1million at the bookies.

Keane go bigger than life (Guardian Unlimited)
Stadium rockers Keane appear to have undergone a reinvention since frontman Tom Chaplin's recovery from drug addiction, exchanging their lugubrious sound for a more upbeat approach on their new album, Perfect Symmetry, out next month. And now it seems they're coming over all artistic.

Former Aberdeen manager in gambling rehab (The Herald)
Former football manager Steve Paterson has entered a rehab clinic to receive treatment for a gambling addiction, it emerged today. The former Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss said he believed he had blown more than £1 million at the bookmakers over 34 years.

Pioneering Study Links Holiday Drug Taking To Acts Of Violence (Medical News Today)
A new study shows that high levels of drug and alcohol consumption are behind the growth in violence among young tourists. The research work, focusing on Mallorca and Ibiza, shows that 5% of tourists visiting these areas become involved in some kind of violence during their stay. Ecstasy was the only drug consumed that the scientists have not linked to violent acts.

Drug Court continues push for recovery (The Union County Advocate)
To date, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Drug Court has graduated sixteen participants.

Rehab dinner at Halekulani raises $120,000 for hospital (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
REHAB Hospital's sold out dinner at the Halekulani Friday netted $120,000.

Volunteer helps with bike-rehab program (The Jackson Citizen Patriot)
By Nick Dentamoro | Citizen PatriotMarlin Callender of Blackman Township helps with the Communiy Bike Program. When Marlin Callender heard about the Community Bike Program last spring, he knew it was something he wanted to become involved with....

New clinic for city drug addicts (BBC News)
A new centre to help treat recovering drug users opens in Salisbury on Wednesday.

Construction starts on new patient's entryway at Lehigh Acres Health and Rehab Center (The News-Press)
Construction has begun on a new patient's entryway at the south end of the Lehigh Acres Health and Rehab Center building off Lee Boulevard in Lehigh...

Extreme rehab: Inside the world's most radical drug clinic (Independent)
Dr Andre Waismann looks out of the window towards the Gaza Strip. Speaking in a medical centre in the Israeli town of Ashkelon, a few miles north of the heavily fortified border and constantly under threat from Kassam rocket attack, he explains his vision. "My goal," he says, "is that any drug addict in the world will one day be able to turn up at their local general hospital and say, 'good ...

Calif. measure pushes drug treatment over prison (Las Vegas Sun)
Wed, Oct 1, 2008 (4:15 p.m.) Eight years ago, 61 percent of California voters passed a novel initiative requiring treatment instead of jail or prison for tens of thousands of drug offenders.

Juvenile court launching Parent Drug Court (The Lima News)
LIMA - Parents on the verge of losing their children because of an addiction to drugs or alcohol will soon have an intense supervision program that may help them kick the habit and more important, keep their children.

Prop. 5 pushes drug treatment over prison (KGO-TV Bay Area)
Eight years ago, 61 percent of California voters passed a novel initiative requiring treatment instead of jail or prison for tens of thousands of drug offenders.

Wildlife Rehab ready for animal rescues (Pearland Journal)
The Wildlife Rehab & Education is preparing for an influx of wild animal victims of Hurricane Ike. Executive Director Sharon Schmalz said that Ike’s high winds and heavy rain blew baby squirrels from their nests, knocked roosting birds out of trees and literally slammed coastal birds like pelicans and seagulls to the ground.

Methamphetamine Update: Size matters (Oroville Mercury-Register)
The use of a drug does not always turn into addiction, but there are ways to examine the risk of developing a dependency.

WESTHOFF SAYS HIS REHAB IN HIGH GEAR (New York Post)
Mike Westhoff, who rejoined the Jets coaching staff Sept. 1 after having a three-piece titanium prosthesis placed in his left leg in February, said yesterday he expects to soon ditch his cane and by next winter even resume playing golf. "It's...

Peachtree Hills targeted for rehab (The Charlotte Observer)
In a show of hope amid dour economic news, city officials and fair housing advocates celebrated a program Monday that they believe will boost one neighborhood ravaged by the mortgage crisis. They also suggested that if the program is successful, it could be replicated with the help of some new federal grant money. “This represents, really, our first effort in our neighborhood preservation ...

Rehab Olympics held at Edgewood (Port Clinton News Herald)
PORT CLINTON -- Edgewood Manor Nursing Center had two teams of residents and therapists competed in the facilities first ever Rehab Olympics.

Andrews accelerates rehab routing (The Mercury)
PHILADELPHIA - The gesture - two thumbs up - said it all. Cautiously optimistic before getting together with a back specialist Wednesday, Eagles Pro Bowl Shawn Andrews said he's hopeful of taking the next step today. That would be intensifying his rehab after missing two games and two weeks of practice.

Steep rise in drug addict teenagers (Channel 4)
The number of 16 and 17-year-olds being treated for drug addiction has risen by 30% in two years, new figures show. There were 7,857 youngsters aged 16 and 17 in drug treatment programmes in England in 2007/08, a 30% rise on the 6,058 figure for 2005/06.

Number of drug-addicted teens increases by a third in two years, figures show (Daily Mail)
The number of 16 and 17-year-olds being treated for drug addiction has soared by 30 per cent in two years. And cocaine is fast catching up with cannabis as the drug of choice for teenagers.

Homeless animal rehab moves to state wildlife offices (Provo Daily Herald)
11Great Basin Wildlife Rescue is moving into the Springville office of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Rehab is turning into Wii-hab (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Video games are often associated with hours of sitting and playing in front of a television set, but patients at Van Wert Manor are using one game system as a new way to get therapy.

Cocaine Addiction Stems from Desire, Not the Drug (Scientific American)
Scientists know that addictive drugs can mess with the brain’s circuitry and hijack its reward systems, but a July 31 rat study in the journal Neuron shows that psychological factors may be more instrumental in causing these changes than a drug’s chemical effects are. Cocaine use triggers long-lasting cellular memories in the brain, the study found--but only if the user consumes the drug ...

Waukesha rehab hospital to open Tuesday (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Waukesha - The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, the only freestanding rehabilitation facility of its type in the Milwaukee area, will begin taking patients Tuesday.

Rehab specialist faces fondling charges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Courage Center employee charged with criminal sexual conduct.

Drug decriminalization floated (Denver Post)
President Felipe Calderon, who has made fighting drug traffickers the centerpiece of his administration, proposed legislation Thursday that would decriminalize the possession of small quantities of cocaine and other drugs for addicts who agreed to undergo treatment.

Calderón: No jail time if drug users choose rehab (Arizona Daily Star)
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderón has an offer for drug users: Go into rehab, stay out of jail.

Treated as an addiction (EdmontonSun.com)
Never mind the drugs and booze that go hand-in-hand with the sex trade - prostitution itself is an addiction. So says Lauren Casey, a Victoria, B.C., researcher, advocate and former prostitute.

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...

Bears suspend Harris for Lions game (Boston Globe)
NFL The Chicago Bears suspended defensive tackle Tommie Harris for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions for breaking a team rule, coach Lovie Smith said yesterday. "He'll continue to rehab but won't practice with the football team this week," Smith said. "Monday he'll be back with the team, hopefully ready to go, and I'll kind of go from there." Harris ...

Cardinal to pay fine over drug sales (The Columbus Dispatch)
Cardinal Health has reached a settlement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and seven U.S. attorney's offices that will allow it to resume shipments of controlled substances from all of its warehouses.

New National Statistics On Drug Addict Treatment - Why The Treatment Isn't Effective (Medical News Today)
New figures were released today by the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for Substance Misuse which show that more than 202,000 people were recorded in drug treatment for 2007/08 with the number of people completing treatment successfully in 2007/08 increasing to more than 35,000 compared to 27,500 in 2006/07. However these figures don't tell the whole story.

Teenage drug abuse on the rise (wigantoday.net)
The number of 16 and 17-year-olds being treated for drug addiction has risen by 30% in two years, new figures have revealed. (03/10/2008 15:37:22)

Britney Spears's Image Rehab (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
These past few months have been monumental for Britney Spears in terms of turning her life around. She’s back in the studio recording, winning VMA awards, spending time with her children, getting her body back into shape, and overall, living a healthier lifestyle.

Kirsten Dunst: I've Grown Up Since Rehab (People Magazine)
The actress says that after a "difficult time," she has learned "what is important and the bigger things in life"

Congress passes mental health coverage boost (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A measure boosting insurance coverage for mental illness and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction secured final U.S. congressional passage on Friday as part of financial industry bailout legislation.

Kirsten Dunst - Dunst Has Turned Her Life Around After Rehab Stint (ContactMusic)
KIRSTEN DUNST has turned her life around after a stint in rehab earlier this year (08), by ditching her showbiz lifestyle. The actress was treated for depression at ...

Dealing With Porn Addiction (AskMen)
We offer some tips on dealing with porn addiction Before the internet was ubiquitous in every aspect of our lives, porn addiction was for the creepy lifelong bachelor or the lonely guy with mommy issues.

Mexican drug initiative easier on users, harsher on dealers (Houston Chronicle)
Turning to Mexico's increasing narcotics consumption, President Felipe Calderon has proposed stiffer penalties for small-time drug dealers while suspending punishment for addicts who agree to enter rehabilitation.

Drug court grads mark addiction-free lives (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
Tonya Peters struggled with drug addiction for years. After a stay in prison, she decided her life had to change. Peters, along with six others Friday, officially graduated from drug court, a program aimed at helping criminals address their problems while staying substance-free.

Did Rezko pay for Gov's rehab? (Chicago Sun-Times)
Federal investigators are zeroing in on whether Tony Rezko paid for all or part of a $90,000 rehab of Gov. Blagojevich's Northwest Side bungalow as the corruption probe of the state's first family accelerates.

Drug court grads mark addiction-free lives (The Des Moines Register)
Tonya Peters struggled with drug addiction for years.

Did Tony Rezko pay for Blagojevich's rehab? (Chicago Sun-Times)
Federal investigators are zeroing in on whether Tony Rezko paid for all or part of a $90,000 rehab of Gov. Blagojevich's Northwest Side bungalow as the corruption probe of the state's first family accelerates. Since Rezko's felony conviction in June, the FBI has been investigating how the former top Blagojevich fund-raiser billed the governor and his wife for the work, who paid for it and ...

Dunst has turned her life around after rehab stint (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Kirsten Dunst has turned her life around after a stint in rehab earlier this year, by ditching her showbiz lifestyle.

Mexico considers drug rehab, not jail (San Diego Union-Tribune)
MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Felipe Calderón has an offer for drug users: Go into rehab, stay out of jail. Calderón sent lawmakers an initiative Thursday that would give people caught with less than 2 grams of marijuana, half a gram of cocaine, 40 milligrams of methamphetamine or other drugs the choice of treatment.

Kirsten Dunst says rehab helped her gain perspective (New Kerala)
Washington, Oct 4 : Troubled star Kirsten Dunst has claimed that she has grown up since rehab, insisting that it helped her gain perspective. The 'Spiderman' star had checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge Treatment Center last February for depression.




Last Modified: 10/2008