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Addiction Recovery News 11/2008

Narconon drug rehab home in Newport Beach to shut down (Orange County Register)
27-bed triplex subject of much community anger over years.

Addiction courts graduate largest class yet (The Daily Comet)
HOUMA - The largest class to graduate from a pair of Terrebonne court programs for drug and alcohol abusers received diplomas Thursday during an emotional two-hour ceremony.

Kaysville Residents Oppose Neighborhood Rehab Center (FOX 13 Utah)
Some people living in Kaysville held a rally Friday morning in opposition of a new drug treatment center being installed in a vacant home. The rehab center's opponents say the inclusion of such a facility in their neighborhood potentially endangers the safety of their children, families and property. FOX 13's Brett Benson has more.

Benton County Drug Court Announces $200,000 Grant (The Morning News)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance granted Benton County's Drug Court $199,983 to bolster staffing for the program, which almost doubled its clients during the past year.

'From ghoulies and ghosties and rehab houses next door, deliver us' -- variation on an old Scottish prayer / Kaysville ... (Standard-Examiner)
KAYSVILLE -- The only thing scarier than the witches and goblins in the front yard of a vacant Kaysville home on Friday was the thought of what might eventually move in.

Board of Supervisors to weigh censure of assessor (The Press-Enterprise)
After failing to persuade San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus to publicly address allegations of drug addiction and possible corruption in his office, the Board of Supervisors will consider issuing an official rebuke at its next gathering.

'Dr Drew' returns to 'Celebrity Rehab' with Rodney King (Kingston Daily Freeman)
LOS ANGELES - Rodney King is swigging a beer as he talks with TV's "Dr. Drew" Pinsky. "Every day I wake up with a beer is a good day," he says as he drains the bottle.

'One Day' actress sent to rehab - again (New York Daily News)
Mackenzie Phillips will be taking it one day at a time - again. The '70s wild-child, whose off-screen drug abuse and absences shaped the script of CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time," was sentenced to a drug diversion program Friday.

Notebook: Eastern's Halbrunner back after injury rehab (Courier-Post)
Like any senior, Morgan Halbrunner would have liked to have had more time. But she only had a week.

Developer to rehab property (The Post-Standard)
Len Montreal, who has become a redevelopment force in Syracuse's lakefront, started work Friday on his latest project an expansion and remodeling of a vehicle repair shop into offices.

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily (Arab News)
DUBAI: Dubai police have launched a pan-Arab teenage cartoon character to help them in their fight against the growing problem of drug addiction. Named, Saeed Hemaya, police hope the cartoon character

'There is a chance my career may be over,' says Jones (Independent)
As someone who is hobbling around on crutches for the eighth time in an outstanding but jinxed career, Simon Jones has endured enough surgery, rehab and comebacks to send a weaker man to the psychiatrist's sofa.

Once a gem, Ward's Corner retail hub needs rehab (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK Wards Corner thrived decades ago, housing one of the city's most upscale shopping centers that luxury retailers dubbed "the Times Square of the South." But times have changed in this heavily traveled section of the city.

Benton County Drug Court Announces $200,000 Grant (The Morning News)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance granted Benton County's Drug Court $199,983 to bolster staffing for the program, which almost doubled its clients during the past year.

Hmiel's lifetime ban from NASCAR blessing in disguise (Greensboro News & Record)
July 20th (2005) . Look at August 8th for intervention. This is a terrible time. Do we intervene or not? Does Shane have a big problem or is he depressed? How can we get him back?"   The unanswered questions haunt the pages of Steve Hmiel's journal. Here, beyond the weathered cover, a son's battle with drug addiction and a father's quest to save him unfolds. Riddled by guilt, despair ...

Getting help for drug addiction (The Jamaica Observer)
This is the second installment of a three-part series about drug use and addiction among Jamaicans. It chronicles the battle and triumphs of addicts and examines the various programmes in place to help people kick the habit.

Commentary: Marion Jones' efforts to rehab image are tough to believe (San Francisco Chronicle)
The public rehabilitation of Marion Jones officially began, as it so often seems to in these kinds of cases, with a tearful appearance on Oprah. Tissue in hand, the disgraced sprinter told of finally being happy with herself and hoping that the story of her...

New parity law a step in the right direction (Courier-Post)
When her teenage son needed long-term drug rehab 13 years ago, Kathleen Dobbs couldn't get her insurance company to pay for it.

Dam's rehab delayed (Erie Times-News)
CANADOHTA LAKE -- Worse-than-anticipated danger lurking below the water level will delay plans to fix up the dam holding back Canadohta Lake.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the News (About.com)
 •  Mackenzie Phillips Pleads Guilty      Headed to 18-month rehab.  •  Couple Guilty in Winehouse Case      Sold drugs to singer.  •  Steven Page Drug Charge Reduced      Reduced to misdemeanor by judge.  •  Mindy McCready Released From Jail      Country singer broke probation.  •  Golfer John...

Ware working to rehab hotel into housing (The Florida Times-Union)
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were once among its regular guests. But the Ware Hotel, a Spanish colonial revival along Elizabeth Street, hasn't registered any patrons for eight years. That may soon change.

Rehab service picks through best ideas (London Free Press)
It's been five years since Arden McGregor and her husband Russell Temple took a leap of faith and launched a business dedicated to helping people with brain injuries, chronic pain and behavioural disorders.

Volunteer List (The Tennessean)
Agency: The Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee

Benton County Drug Court Announces $200,000 Grant (The Morning News)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance granted Benton County's Drug Court $199,983 to bolster staffing for the program, which almost doubled its clients during the past year.

An 'aeon'-long oil addiction fuels America (Daily Press)
A growing number of people (three people, actually, with 1.7 children apiece) have been asking me, "Tony, what's up with these gasoline prices?"

Some can't lick an addiction to balms (Baltimore Sun)
H e thought about it all the time. He had to have it. If he went too long without it, his need for a fix consumed him.

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Global Investment Conference (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
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, today announced that Patrick J.

Alcohol, drug abuse sees 42,000 Brit pupils sent home (New Kerala)
London, Nov 3 : With substance abuse on the rise, around 42,000 Brit pupils have been sent home for alcohol or drug-related reasons in the past four years.

Special Report: Caffeine addiction (WECT 6 Wilmington)
Caffeine is the most commonly used drug in the world, but it's easy to forget that it's a drug when you're sipping some coffee or a soda.

Army Wives Marches toward Season 2 Finale, with a "Pandora's Box" in Store (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
It's been a tumultuous few months for the women of Army Wives as infidelity, death, drug addiction and more have been keeping them busy, leaving loose ends all over the base.

Steel bridge rehab planned across state Posted on Nov. 3 (Missoulian)
HELENA - The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking comment on a proposal for routine inspection and rehabilitation of several steel bridges in the state.

'Celebrity Rehab' is as addictive as ever (Rocky Mountain News)
Celebrity Rehab 2 With Dr. Drew

Getting it Right on Drug Facts Chat Day (School Library Journal)
What’s the most popular drug used by teens? (Alcohol) Which illegal drug is most commonly used? (Marijuana, but there’s an increase in prescription drug abuse). These types of questions and more are likely on the minds of many of your students—and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is making sure that they get accurately answered.

Save King County's drug court (Seattle Times)
As King County deals with a gaping budget deficit, county officials must find a way to preserve the county drug court, which offers intervention that works.

Alden Court asks students what they're thankful for (The Standard-Times)
FAIRHAVEN — On Nov. 20, Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center will host a “Day of Thanks.” With that in mind, Alden Court is seeking fifth-graders from area schools “who would like to submit a poem or essay 250 words or less stating reasons why ‘You are...

Bollon hired to manage services (The Times-Reporter)
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties has em- ployed Natalie Bollon, a licensed professional clinical counselor, to fill the vacant position of manager of community services.

Prescription drug cocktail claims lives (11 News Houston)
Phillip Ray Cottle, 21, was given powerful prescription drugs to ease his pain, but his mother says those same drugs became her son’s addiction two years ago.

Energy drink use may cause addiction, risky behavior (The Oklahoman)
Do you want a "powerful rush of caffeine?” How about a "feeling of well-being” with "no crash and no jitters?” Maybe you’d like to down some Cocaine, "the world’s most dangerous energy supplement.” All these catchy slogans market energy drinks to a target audience of teens and college students. But some researchers think these catch phrases play on drug culture references and that energy drinks ...

Joe the retiree? Not just yet: Die-hard fans, love of city spur Jurevicius to rehab, work hard to return for another ... (The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)
BEREA — Joe Jurevicius couldn’t let his career end like this. Not at a podium, not on a Monday morning, not in jeans, a sweatshirt and a baseball cap. So Jurevicius, who had six knee surgeries in the last 10 months, including five to remove a staph infection, vowed Monday to return [...]

PREP NOTEBOOK: Heritage Hall QB doing OK (The Oklahoman)
Heritage Hall QB doing OK Heritage Hall quarterback Turner Petersen suffered a slightly sprained elbow in the Chargers’ 51-0 win over John Marshall last week. He said the injury is not serious. "It’s kind of like a hyperextension, but it’s not too bad,” Petersen said. "It’s a little stiff. I’ll rehab it hard and hope to be ready to go.” The injury occurred in the second quarter, and Petersen sat ...

Thurston County residents face tax increase (The Olympian)
County commissioners voted Monday to increase the sales tax to provide more money to programs that treat offenders who suffer from mental illness and drug addiction.

Construction firm hired for Shelton school rehab (New Haven Register)
SHELTON — The city has hired a construction firm to oversee the renovation of the former Shelton Intermediate School into a school dedicated to grades 5 and 6.

Payne off air again for ministroke rehab (Chicago Sun-Times)
Allison Payne is off the air again.

Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge closed for rehab (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Yesterday, Dona McDermott was seeing George Washington's Headquarters in a new light. In preparation for some long overdue restoration, most of the furniture was gone, the priceless artifacts had been carefully packed up and moved out, and there were no crowds clamoring for a glimpse of history.

Amy Winehouse Has Recorded New Songs (Spin)
It seems not even medical emergencies and alarming diagnoses can keep former SPIN cover girl Amy Winehouse down. The "Rehab" siren has begun work on her follow-up to 2006's massively successful Back To Black -- and according to the head of her label, the demos aren't too shabby. More on SPIN.com: >> Report: Amy Winehouse Scraps Sessions, No New Material in '08 >> Worst ...

November 4, 2008 (Extra TV)
"Extra" Lifechanger Dr. Drew Pinsky of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" took to the streets of New York to answer some troubling questions. Hear Dr. Drew's answer on people addiction!

Duchovny reconciles with Leoni? (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
Actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have sparked reports of a reconciliation less than a month after separating. The couple announced its split in October after 11 years of marriage just one week after Duchovny checked out of a rehab clinic in Arizona following completion of treatment for sex addiction. The pair had been separated "for several months," but opted to keep the news private for ...

Extended Therapy Helps Drug-Addicted Teens (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Teens treated for addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers are less likely to continue using these drugs if they receive extended treatment with a combination of detoxification medications, rather than short-term drug therapy, a new study found.

PENN Medicine News: Combination Medication, Extended Treatment Reduce Teen Opiate Addiction Relapses (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
For the growing number of teens addicted to opiates (i.e. heroin or prescription pain-relief drugs), short-term detoxification and/or psychosocial treatment programs are commonly recommended, despite high relapse rates and limited success. Researchers have found a more effective treatment method that targets the physiological aspects of opioid addiction, which may reduce the toll drug abuse ...

Detox drug may help young addicts quit (TVNZ)
Longer-term use of a drug that relieves withdrawal symptoms might help young people undergoing treatment for addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, US researchers said.

Last Modified: 11/2008