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Addiction Recovery News 01/2009




DAILY EXPRESS NEWS (Sabah Daily Express)
Kota Kinabalu : There is a need to address more aggressively the issues of racial integration, unity and nation-building besides having to deal with crime, drug addiction and other social problems, said Niosh Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

Blinded Romanian soldier flown to Bay Area for rehab and a better life (Contra Costa Times)
After being blinded and severely burned by an explosion, the soldier is in treatment at the Palo Alto VA hospital.

Thursday, January 29 (Everett Herald)
Join our efforts to address the many serious issues that Surround Oxycontin Addiction and its Use. We are a newly formed action group with the sole mission to address and change the epidemic rise of prescription drug abuse in our county Help Us Save Our Kids.

Methamphetamine Update: New year is a reminder to look at world of addiction (Oroville Mercury-Register)
It's a whole new year and time for news and commentary from the world of addiction. Genetic research at the Helsinki University determined that alcohol increases the risk of impulsive violence among people with a certain gene.

Hiller hurt, but still carries WMU's hopes for '09 (Detroit Free Press)
HOUSTON -- Western Michigan quarterback Tim Hiller redshirted 2006 to rehab the torn right anterior cruciate ligament he suffered late during the previous season. During that time, on top of three to four hours daily for daily knee-strengthening workouts, he spent evenings studying film.

Florida defenseman Cory Murphy joins Rochester Americans for rehab stint (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Defenseman Cory Murphy will begin a five-game conditioning assignment on Friday with the Amerks.

Woman of the Year: Diann Gilmore (Amarillo Globe-News)
[A woman walks into a shelter with no money and no job. She has lost everything, even her children, to drug addiction. She has a criminal record and spent time in jail. Past relationships have left her beaten and abused.

Tomball PD, ISD make a ‘DEAL’ (The Potpourri)
The Tomball Police Department honored students for completing the DEAL program, a program that strives to combat drug use and addiction.

Letter: Preventing drug addiction is a battle that begins at home (Gloucester Daily Times)
To the editor: In 1974, one of us, new to the area, asked a young person if there was a "drug problem" in Gloucester. The answer was: "No, you can get whatever you want." If that question were posed today, a young person might add that he would first check out the family medicine cabinet.

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...

JOAQUIN TANGOS WITH JAMIE (New York Post)
PERPETUALLY morose Joaquin Phoenix's antics have gotten even more bizarre since he publicly announced he quit acting last month. Phoenix, who spent time in rehab for drugs earlier this year and now claims he wants to devote his life to music, was...

Tara Reid's rehab stint 'a publicity stunt'? (New Kerala)
Washington, Dec 31 : Actress Tara Reid's recent romp into Malibu's Promises Treatment Centre has created uproar after it was reported she was receiving free treatment in the rehab.

Home as good as hospital for cardiac rehab (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Home-based rehabilitation is no worse than hospital-based programs for helping patients get better after a heart attack or surgery to clear blocked heart arteries, and may be more accessible for patients, research from the UK shows.

Titan's Vanden Bosch stepping up rehab (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who had surgery last month to help a groin injury, went through extensive rehab work on Thursday at Baptist Sports Park.

Drug addiction rises, 7,992 in Jan-July (The New Sabah Times)
KENINGAU : Assistant Minister of Rural Development, Datuk Haji Sairin Haji Karno said drug addiction in the country was on the rise, with 7,992 drug addicts recorded between January and July of this year.

Dual Diagnosis probation plan in Dallas County involves both mind and body (Dallas Morning News)
Kimberly Armstrong says she has run from every drug program she was ever ordered to attend. But when she was sent to one offered by Dallas County probation aimed at treating both her drug addiction and bipolar disorder, she decided to stick with it.

Vocational Rehab commissioner to retire (The State)
Larry Bryant will retire as commissioner of the S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department. The retirement is effective today, according to a department news release. The Irmo resident has been with the agency 35 years, serving as commissioner since 2002. The department’s services aim to help South Carolinians with disabilities become competitively employed. Among many honors, Bryant was ...

Mayor touts drug court as alternative to jail time (Hamilton Mountain News)
The city is being urged to follow the lead of several other Canadian municipalities by pursuing a drug treatment court as an alternative to throwing addicts in jail.

Blinded Romanian soldier flown to Bay Area for rehab and a better life (Oakland Tribune)
After being blinded and severely burned by an explosion, the soldier is in treatment at the Palo Alto VA hospital.

Paul Gascoigne speaks for the first time about his drink and drug addiction (Daily Mirror)
Paul Gascoigne has broken his silence for the first time about his drink and drugs addiction and admitted: ‘One more drink will kill me’.

Addiction Recovery Program- Cares More About People than Profits, Providing a "Pay-What-You-Can" Option for January 2009 (PRWeb)
Internationally award winning All Addictions Life Recovery Program is putting people before profits by launching a "Pay-What-You-Can option" for the entire month of January. The goal is to assist those struggling with stress and addiction, especially given today's economic climate. This 3 to 6 month online program provides accessible, anonymous, 24/7 support for anyone struggling with stress, ...

Do we really need a drug czar? (New York Daily News)
Barack Obama may choose to nominate Minnesota Representative, and recovering alcoholic, Jim Ramstad to be the next drug czar. But what I am against is the colossal waste of the War on Drugs.

REHAB gets results: Sheriff's program helps recovering addicts (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
Starting in January, eight additional jail inmates will get a chance to treat their substance abuse problems more extensively through the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office's 2-month-old intensive inpatient rehabilitation program.

New Strategies For The New Year: Resolving To Break An Addiction? Help From Harvard Medical School (Medical News Today)
Addiction affects people from all walks of life-presidents struggling to stop smoking, doctors dependent on pain pills, elderly widows who gamble too much, and teenagers abusing stimulant drugs. Nearly a quarter of Americans have a nicotine addiction at one point or another, and more than one in seven grapple with a drug or alcohol use disorder.

St. Joesph’s moves psychiatric, rehab out (NBC 10 Providence)
Big changes are planned at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Providence.

Rehab terms panned (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach residents voiced concerns Thursday night that a city agreement with Newport’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation home operator does not go far enough to protect homeowners from problems with crime, second-hand smoke, noise and traffic they associate with the recovery homes.

Holiday season can bring uptickin drug, alcohol and substance abuse (Roxbury Register)
ROXBURY TWP. — Unprecedented stress brought on by economic uncertainty and the impending holidays compound the already complex challenges that face those afflicted with addiction.

Risk Takers, Drug Abusers Driven By Decreased Ability To Process Dopamine (Medical News Today)
For risk-takers and impulsive people, New Year's resolutions often include being more careful, spending more frugally and cutting back on dangerous behavior, such as drug use. But new research from Vanderbilt finds that these individuals--labeled as novelty seekers by psychologists--face an uphill battle in keeping their New Year's resolutions due to the way their brains process dopamine.

Rachel Kramer Bussel: Exclusive: NYT Reporter Benoit Denizet-Lewis Talks Addiction, Recovery, Drug Policy, Obama and ... (HuffingtonPost)
New York Times journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a sex addict. That is a fact he openly discloses at the start of his excellent new book...

$2M juvenile detention center rehab to start (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Almost six years after Westmoreland County commissioners borrowed $10 million to expand the juvenile detention center, work will finally begin on a cheaper project to rehabilitate the 29-year-old structure.

It's almost time for Rehab telethon (Abilene Reporter-News)
Television and country and western stars will take the stage at the Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N. 6th St., during the annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center Telethon. Music icon Pat Green will spotlight this year's event.

Tomball PD, ISD make a ‘DEAL’ (The Potpourri)
The Tomball Police Department honored students for completing the DEAL program, a program that strives to combat drug use and addiction.

Road Report-- Published Jan. 3, 2008 (The Record)
Northbound lane restrictions to eastbound Highway 120, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for bridge rehab. Expect 10-minute delays.

Hayes to balance rehab, accountability (The Charlotte Observer)
A longtime advocate for juvenile justice will head the state agency responsible for keeping children out of trouble. Linda Wheeler Hayes will be Gov.-elect Bev Perdue's secretary of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Hayes was previously chairwoman of the Governor's Crime Commission, an advisory body for the governor. The commission administers federal grants awarded to the state. ...

Rehab terms panned (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach residents voiced concerns Thursday night that a city agreement with Newport’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation home operator does not go far enough to protect homeowners from problems with crime, second-hand smoke, noise and traffic they associate with the recovery homes.

Recovery home ruling postponed (Daily Pilot)
Impartial hearing Officer Thomas Allen decided to postpone until Jan. 12 his decision on whether substance abuse rehab home Newport Coast Recovery will be allowed to continue to operate on the Balboa Peninsula at a public hearing Monday night.

Hayes to balance rehab, accountability (The Charlotte Observer)
(By Benjamin Niolet, ben.niolet@newsobserver.com) A longtime advocate for juvenile justice will head the state agency responsible for keeping children out of trouble. Linda Wheeler Hayes will be Gov.-elect Bev Perdue's secretary of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Hayes was previously chairwoman of the Governor's Crime Commission, an advisory body for the governor. The commission ...

UVM, insurers pay $1.2 million in drug crash suit (Boston Globe)
The University of Vermont and its insurers will pay a total of $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of man killed in an accident blamed on a participant in a drug study at the school falling asleep at the wheel.

Volunteers rehab Hall House for homeless (The Charlotte Observer)
Tom Duncan took the day off work, but faced a menacing job: Clean and paint a vacant apartment infested with cockroaches and covered in dust. Duncan was among roughly 200 volunteers Friday helping convert an idle 12-story uptown building into a temporary homeless shelter. “We will do what we can,” he said after pointing to food the former tenant left in the refrigerator. Volunteers spent hours ...

Holiday season can bring uptickin drug, alcohol and substance abuse (Roxbury Register)
ROXBURY TWP. — Unprecedented stress brought on by economic uncertainty and the impending holidays compound the already complex challenges that face those afflicted with addiction.

Bogosian starts rehab assignment with Wolves (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Zach Bogosian's comeback from a broken leg returned to Plan A on Saturday when the Thrashers sent their rookie defenseman to the minor league Chicago Wolves for a conditioning assignment.

Road Report-- Published Jan. 3, 2008 (The Record)
Northbound lane restrictions to eastbound Highway 120, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for bridge rehab. Expect 10-minute delays.

Fido? He's in rehab -- for his knee (or is it his elbow?) (Los Angeles Times)
A Santa Monica clinic provides physical therapy for dogs, cats -- even a rabbit. The regimens and treatments look familiar to anyone who's undergone rehabilitation. They come in with arthritis, back pain, sore elbows. Some are recuperating from car accidents or surgery or just bad judgment (a leap off a balcony). Others are coping with the ravages of old age. The most common problem: a tear ...

'Drug court' offers alternative to jail, but takes work (The Patriot-News)
Known as 'drug court,' Cumberland County's Treatment Court reaches the hardest of the hard-drug and alcohol cases with an alternative approach. Clients meet the rigors of reform or risk time in prison.

New Philippine corporate rehab rules takes effect Jan (Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News)
MANILA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said on Sunday improved corporate rehabilitation rules that aim to avoid delays in rebuilding insolvent firms will take effect on Jan. 16, a move seen as timely in light of the growing number of bankruptcies worldwide.

Jacksonville To Receive Home Rehab Funding (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
JACKSONVILLE -- The city of Jacksonville has been approved to receive state funds that will be used to help rebuild or renovate residents' homes.

(AFX UK Focus) 2009-01-04 08:04 New Philippine corporate rehab rules takes effect Jan (Interactive Investor)
MANILA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said on Sunday improved corporate rehabilitation rules that aim to avoid delays in rebuilding insolvent firms will take effect on Jan. 16, a move seen as timely in light of the growing number of bankruptcies worldwide. The rules, approved by the Supreme Court and which replace a 2000 interim version, also recognise reorganisations or ...

Breaking the cycle (Baltimore Sun)
Graduates of Howard court program are moving beyond drug and alcohol dependency Purnell Parker remembers when his drug addiction was so bad that he ate nothing but peanut brittle for an entire summer because he was broke.

North East News: Desperate Paul Gascoigne in cure plea (icNewcastle - Sunday Sun)
PAUL GASCOIGNE is to undergo another therapy programme to beat his drug and alcohol addiction, it was reported last night.

Beyonce donates movie pay to drug rehabilitation centres across US (New Kerala)
London, Jan 4 : Beyonce Knowles has donated her entire salary from her new movie 'Cadillac Records' to a string of drug rehabilitation centres across U.S.




Last Modified: 01/2009