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Addiction Recovery News 12/2008

Beyonce Knowles - Beyonce Moved To Tears By Rehab Research Visit (ContactMusic)
BEYONCE KNOWLES was so moved by the plight of the recovering drug addicts she met while researching her new film CADILLAC RECORDS, she broke down in tears. In the ...

Providing Treatment And Hope for Addiction (The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register)
Addiction can seem so hopelessly binding that addicts often think it would take a miracle to free themselves. Luckily, there's a place where such miracles happen.

Recovery the remedy for first-year pitfalls, says Bulldog (AFL)
Young Bulldog Jarrad Grant knows now that rehab is crucial when it comes to getting through season one

Now Available: FHA Streamline 203(k) Rehab Loans (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Katz Mortgage Team, www.KatzMortgageTeam.com, backed by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, has announced they are now offering a new FHA-insured mortgage program developed by HUD, called the "Streamline 203 (k)" Limited Repair Program that permits homebuyers to finance up to an additional $35,000 into their mortgage to rehab or improve their home. With this product, homebuyers can ...

Deaths - Dec. 1 (The Olympian)
Royal, Dorothy Emma, 89, Olympia, died Saturday, Nov. 29, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehab Center, Olympia. Mills & Mills Funeral Home, 360-357-7743.

Rehab facilities finding many uses for Wii Fit (Press of Atlantic City)
When someone has positional vertigo, a condition that causes sudden sensations of dizziness, sending that person across a tight-rope may not seem like the best idea.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the News (About.com)
 •  Illness Linked to Tainted Cocaine      Mixed with chemical compound.  •  Abortion Increases Risk of Addiction      Women more likely to drink, drug.  •  Mom of Five Gets Her Life Back      Former meth addict recovers.  •  Former Gang Member Helps Others      Turning...

The chase for drug buzz runs the gamut (Battle Creek Enquirer)
In his more than 40 years as a pharmacist, John Drew has seen people go to just about any length to catch a buzz from items found in neighborhood drug stores.

Medford housing plan has rehab emphasis (The Mail Tribune)
A $28 million village known as Generations could take shape in east Medford in the next two years, providing housing that would pair senior mentors with young families trying to put their lives back together after overcoming substance abuse problems.

Komisarek says yes, yes, yes to rehab (Montreal Gazette)
Mike Komisarek arrived at the Bell Centre yesterday morning with a bag full of empty calories, some doughnut-shop drive- through for Canadiens athletic therapists Graham Rynbend and Nick Addey-Jibb.

New chief at rehab center (Berkshire Eagle)
Monday, December 01 MONTEREY — Like countless motorists zooming along the Massachusetts Turnpike, Mary Brant often passed through the

Smoking Drug To Help Drinkers Too (SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A controversial drug used by millions of people to stop smoking could become the first in the world to treat heavy drinkers too, Sky News has learned.

Official: Drug survey has an upside (Daily Local News)
Faced with a mixed set of data on student drug use, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District has decided to walk the hard line of honesty.

Beyonce's Tears At Rehab (MTV UK)
Knowles breaks down in tears after recent visit to clinic...

Lloyd Wilschetz (The Telegraph)
Lloyd G. Wilschetz, 74, died at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab in Hardin. He was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Brussels, the son of Earl and Otillie (Willenberg) Wilschetz, now deceased.

Sutter opens inpatient rehab center as demand is growing (BizJournals)
Sutter Health is poised to take new patients at a $60 million inpatient rehabilitation center on its Roseville hospital campus.

Amy Winehouse's Hubby Takes Blame For Singer's Addiction, "I Dragged Amy Into [Drugs]" (SOHH.com)
After a year of hospitalizations and health issues surrounding Grammy award winning singer Amy Winehouse, her husband Blake Fielder-Civil has stepped forward to take blame for her drug addiction. [Visit SOHH.com for more information]

Shop Chandler profile: BackFit Chiropractic & Rehab (The Arizona Republic)
Shop Chandler profile: BackFit Chiropractic & Rehab

Amy Winehouse's hubby blames himself for singer's drug addiction (The Star-Ledger)
He says he wants to end their marriage to save her

Meth sentence: A self-proclaimed 'tweaker' chooses hard time over rehab (Chico Enterprise-Record)
OROVILLE — Almost three years ago Dava Malcolm, 20, a self-confessed methamphetamine addict, or "tweaker" in street slang, predicted that unless she got into a drug treatment program, she would go to prison, or die.

Mexicans catch meth habit in shadow of drugs war (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Drug violence, including decapitations and grenade attacks, has killed some 4,500 people in Mexico this year but thousands of others are falling victim to a quieter crisis: addiction to methamphetamine.

New drug may put jet lag to rest (Los Angeles Times)
The experimental medication, called tasimelteon, works like melatonin and restores normal sleep patterns, researchers say. An experimental drug that mimics the effects of the hormone melatonin can reset the body's circadian rhythms, bringing relief to jet-lagged travelers and night-shift workers, researchers reported Monday.

Hospital expanding with rehab facility (Ravalli Republic)
The new rehabilitation center under construction at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital will triple the size of the current center and offer expanded services for the Bitterroot Valley’s growing population, hospital officials said Friday.

Sentinel Exclusive: Paralyzed Jaguars lineman Richard Collier endures tough road (Orlando Sentinel)
JACKSONVILLE — Leaning back in his bed at a rehab center in Jacksonville, Richard Collier, paralyzed from the waist down and missing one leg, recalled the night his life changed forever.

Levy hike allows Willmar HRA to rehab housing (West Central Tribune)
WILLMAR - A large levy increase approved Monday night by the Willmar City Council will enable the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to carry out a new project to buy, rehabilitate and resell homes in the center of the city for eligible first-time home buyers. Advertisement: Area Lakes Electric Call now for your free estimate Call Area Lakes Electric today for a free estimate for ...

Does Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach Know What is Happening at the FDA, Questions The Prescription Addiction Radio Show, ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
On November 13, the FDA initiated the review of the new drug application for Remoxy, the product attempting to replace OxyContin. According to Larry Golbom, the host of the Prescription Addiction Radio Show, "The addiction contributed by the already indiscriminate availability of OxyContin, Percocet and generic oxycodone is known on most every main street in America. Remoxy will just add to the ...

Rehab hospital opens new wing (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE – Patients, friends and staff celebrated the opening of an $8.2 million addition to CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital on Monday with a brief ceremony, a reception and tours.

Silver Cross expands hand therapy rehabilitation services (SouthtownStar)
Silver Cross Physical Rehab and Performance Center has enhanced its hand therapy services to now include two certified hand therapists CHT).

Health Matters Cardiac patients enjoy fresh start through rehab (The Naperville Sun)
Though Tom had never had a heart attack or even chest pains, an abnormal EKG suggested the need for a cardiac catheterization to look for blockage in his arteries. At 60, Tom wasn't going to take any chances. His father had died of a massive heart attack at 62. When significant blockage in three major arteries showed up, Tom agreed to bypass surgery.

Mexico's plea to Obama: Curb drug use (The Christian Science Monitor)
With an internal war on narco-gangs, Mexico needs the US to reduce its drug addiction.

McGrady to sit three weeks to rehab balky knee (Sports Illustrated)
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady says he'll miss three weeks to rehabilitate his sore left knee.

T-Mac to miss 3 weeks to rehab sore left knee (ESPN)
Rockets guard Tracy McGrady says he'll miss three weeks to rehabilitate his sore left knee.

McGrady Says He'll Miss 3 Weeks for Knee Rehab (ABC News)
Houston star Tracy McGrady says he's out 3 weeks for rehab on injured knee

McGrady says he'll miss 3 weeks for knee rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Houston guard Tracy McGrady will miss three weeks to rehabilitate his sore left knee, another blow to an injury-plagued season for the Rockets.

Rehab facility to become Lismore's third hospital (Northern Star)
Lismore Private Hospital. LISMORE soon will be home to a third hospital , a 66-bed rehab facility being built by husband and wife medico-entrepreneurs, Daniel Owen and Kerry Ferguson.

YOUR VIEW: To reduce drug demand, treat cocaine addiction (The Standard-Times)
In the Nov. 25 "National View" by Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, an epidemiologist from Yale ("Wasting drug war resources: The key is cutting demand, not supply"), he talked about the availability of cocaine from Columbia and the absence of attempts to curb...

Take action against substance abuse and addiction (The Deming Headlight)
Should we care about drug trafficking violence across our southern border in Mexico? Does it have any impact on Americans?

NBA: McGrady will miss 3 weeks to rehab knee (Deseret Morning News)
Houston guard Tracy McGrady will miss three weeks to rehabilitate his sore left knee.

Orland Park to start rehab work on old police station (SouthtownStar)
Orland Park is taking steps to rehab its old police station for other uses.

Drug use up almost tenfold in Russia since 1990 (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, December 3 (RIA Novosti) - Drug use in Russia has increased almost tenfold since 1990, the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service said on Wednesday.

Council friendly to AM&A's warehouse rehab (The Buffalo News)
An $11 million plan to convert the former AM&A's warehouse into apartments and office space appears to have the support of most Common Council members.

Lawmaker pours in P5-M more to rehab road (Sun Star)
SECOND district congressman Erico Basilio Fabian is pouring in an additional P5 million for the completion of the old road Mercedes repair project. Fabian said the additional funding will come from his district's Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for infrastructure projects.

Amy Winehouse's Husband Busts Out of Rehab! (Spin)
In the wake of a remorseful tell-all interview , Blake Fielder-Civil is now returning to jail, NME.com reports. More on SPIN.com: Winehouse's Husband: "I'm Leaving to Save Her Life" Cover Story: Amy Winehouse: The Dangerous New Queen of Soul Amy Winehouse Diagnosed with Emphysema Amy Winehouse's dope-addled hubby allegedly failed a drug test at the rehab center where ...

Drug addiction increases tenfold in Russia since 1990 (New Kerala)
Moscow, Dec 3: Drug addiction in Russia has increased almost tenfold since 1990 with significant impact on the country's economy, the drug control authority said Wednesday.

Former Sun Rogers in rehab after ATV mishap (ESPN)
Rodney Rogers has started rehab after suffering an injury on an all-terrain vehicle.

Rodney Rogers starts rehab after spinal cord injury (Sports Illustrated)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former NBA standout Rodney Rogers is beginning rehabilitation in Atlanta for a spinal cord injury he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash in North Carolina.

Kiwanians donate to Children's Rehab Center (The South Alabamian)
As its project for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Jackson Kiwanis Club collected items which were donated to the Alabama (Children's) Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. Club member Michael Jones (left) presented the items, Nov. 26, to the center's nurse coordinator Tonya Beech. On behalf of Children's Rehab, Beech expressed appreciation for the donations. While the organization supports many ...

Sheriff criticizes drug rehab program (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
A controversial drug rehab program on Albuquerque's West Side may be on the verge of losing its state funding. Second Chance has been ridiculed for its expensive carrot juice and sauna approach to cleaning up addicts and now, some people are questioning whether it's a good use of taxpayer dollars.

Former addicts graduate drug program (ABC 13 Houston)
A dozen former drug users reached a milestone in their recovery from drug addiction

Money to Fight Drug Gangs is Released to Mexico (New York Times)
The U.S. formally released the first part of a $400 million aid package, a sign of how much more involved the United States is becoming in Mexico?s brutal drug war.

Last Modified: 12/2008