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Addiction Recovery News 02/2009




Dallas Stars recall LW Fabian Brunnstrom after brief rehab stint (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
DALLAS - The Stars recalled left wing Fabian Brunnstrom on Saturday after a brief rehabilitation stint in the minor leagues.

Mind guru backs Cuz (The West Australian)
One of Australia’s most successful and experienced sports psychologists is in no doubt Ben Cousins will make a successful comeback from drug addiction with Richmond. Jeff Bond, who on Australia Day

Stars recall LW Fabian Brunnstrom after rehab stint (SportingNews)
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars recalled left winger Fabian Brunnstrom on Saturday after a brief reh...

Stars recall LW Brunnstrom after brief rehab stint (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - January 31, 2009 9:25 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - The Stars recalled left wing Fabian Brunnstrom today after a brief rehabilitation stint in the minor leagues.

Addict says he deserves prison for drug charge (The Sharon Herald)
James M. Combine stood before a judge Friday as he had so many times over the years and said it was a good thing that the Mercer County Drug Task Force arrested him last year on drug charges.

Drug tests in schools moved to Wednesday (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has reset the start of random drug testing for students in public schools from Monday to Wednesday to give the education officials time to inform local communities about it.

First rehab home denial set for hearing today (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach is set to deny a use permit to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation home Newport Coast Recovery at a public hearing today.

No permit for rehab facility (Daily Pilot)
Newport Coast Recovery has become the first drug and alcohol recovery home denied a use permit in Newport Beach under a controversial ordinance to regulate the homes the city adopted last year.

Newport approves rehab home agreement (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement between the city and Newport’s largest operator of drug rehabilitation homes that will cap the number of recovering addicts the company Sober Living by the Sea can house in the city.

Record: Rehab gripes drop (Daily Pilot)
Longtime Newport Beach resident Barbara Roy has an ocean view from her living room, which sits only a few feet from Narconon.

Drug tests reset to get more info out (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Education (DepEd) has reset the start of random drug testing in public schools from Monday to Wednesday, Feb. 4, to give education officials more time to inform schools communities about it, Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Santos said Sunday.

Is Salvia a Miracle Drug? (PC World via Yahoo! News)
Many parents and legislators view the popular psychedelic Salvia divinorum as a public health menace. But the drug has an unlikely set of supporters: scientists. Many medical researchers view the plant as a potential medical marvel. They believe that rigorous scientific study of salvia could lead to medical breakthroughs yielding new treatments for addiction, depression, cancer, and even HIV.

Drug addiction and corruption define force of law and disorder (Financial Times)
The kindergarten at the officer training centre in Kabul is a lightning rod for critics of the international effort to give Afghanistan an effective police force.

Is Salvia a Miracle Drug? (PC World)
Some researchers argue against criminalizing the psychedelic, saying that it could help treat various ailments, including cancer, HIV, and addiction.

Confessions of a prescription drug dealer (KPLC Lake Charles)
The new face of drug abuse continues to lure Louisiana residents over to Texas to get prescription drugs to sell here on the streets. We get a very candid confession of just how easy it is to obtain the goods from a self-professed prescription drug dealer.

Historic museum rehab almost complete (The Beach Reporter)
Although she may not be as grand as one of San Francisco’s “painted ladies,” the Queen Anne Victorian cottage - home to Redondo’s Historical Museum - is not too shabby.

OxyContin addiction spreads (Idaho Press-Tribune)
COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — A Coeur d'Alene attorney reportedly recruited a client to help him feed his prescription pill addiction, paying for the man to travel to California monthly to fetch hundreds of OxyContin pills.  [read more]

Oval rehab to be completed for Caraa opening (Sun Star)
WITH barely seven days to the opening of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (Caraa), a top city official assured the renovation of the Athletic Oval would be finished on time.

Force young drug addicts into rehab (Times of Malta)
Let us picture this scenario: A young girl is addicted to drugs. She has done two drug rehabilitation programmes. She has been in trouble with the law twice - her crime being theft to get hold of heroin.

Random drug test: A necessary lesser evil in narcotics-plagued RP (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - In the government"s battle against illegal drugs,conducting Random Drug Testing among students does not appear to be the best way of preventing narcotics syndicates from preying on young people.

First rehab home denial set for hearing today (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach is set to deny a use permit to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation home Newport Coast Recovery at a public hearing today.

No permit for rehab facility (Daily Pilot)
Newport Coast Recovery has become the first drug and alcohol recovery home denied a use permit in Newport Beach under a controversial ordinance to regulate the homes the city adopted last year.

Newport approves rehab home agreement (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement between the city and Newport’s largest operator of drug rehabilitation homes that will cap the number of recovering addicts the company Sober Living by the Sea can house in the city.

Youth of Friendship Baptist Church visit Suwannee Health and Rehab Center (Suwannee Democrat)
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...

Record: Rehab gripes drop (Daily Pilot)
Longtime Newport Beach resident Barbara Roy has an ocean view from her living room, which sits only a few feet from Narconon.

Early screening can stop drug and alcohol addiction (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
There's an effort to add a brief medical screening and intervention for patients who are at risk. CHEYENNE -- Early patient intervention offers help before substance use turns into substance abuse.

Stimulant drugs cause cocaine-like brain changes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A common stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can cause brain changes in mice similar to those seen in cocaine addiction, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Dell decision forces Rehab to cut 30 jobs (Irish Examiner)
A PRINT company employing people with disabilities is the latest casualty of the Dell decision to shed 1,900 jobs in Limerick.

Addiction and Babies (1 Letter) (New York Times)
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FDA Says Beware of Venom HYPERDRIVE 3.0, a Potent Drug with Safety Risks for Many Seniors (Senior Journal)
Feb. 2, 2009 – If the name – Venom HYPERDRIVE 3.0 – doesn’t scare you, it should, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is warning consumers not to take Venom HYPERDRIVE 3.0, a product sold as a dietary supplement and containing sibutramine.

Spaghetti feed/fundraiser set for later this month (Laramie Boomerang)
The Indian Paintbrush House, a home for women in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction, will host a spaghetti feed at the Ivinson Mansion from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Winehouse wants to move to Jamaica to record new album (New Kerala)
London, Feb 3 : British singer Amy Winehouse, who has made a recovery of sorts from drug and alcohol addiction, now wants to move to Jamaica where drugs are easily available.

Jury selection for former executive director of drug counseling center (WKTV Utica)
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in the trial of the former executive director of a drug counseling center.

Are You Your Child's Drug Dealer? (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery combats teen prescription drug abuse with new holistic treatment program.

Teen Endures Months Of Rehab After Hit-And-Run Crash (WRTV Indianapolis)
A 15-year-old girl speaks publicly months after a hit-and-run crash disfigured her and forced her to endure months of rehabilitation, with more ahead.

Symonds out to rehab (Herald Sun)
TROUBLED Test cricketer Andrew Symonds still has his job, but he won't be touring South Africa later this month.

Symonds out, must have rehab (The Courier Mail)
THE future of Andrew Symonds is bleak with Cricket Australia standing him down on the eve of the South African tour, saying he must undergo rehab.

Hope College athletes rehab using Nintendo Wii (The Grand Rapids Press)
HOLLAND -- As Hope College linebacker Chris Batterbee squared off against a barrage of pesky opponents, Kirk Brumels barked orders from the sidelines.

First rehab home denial set for hearing today (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach is set to deny a use permit to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation home Newport Coast Recovery at a public hearing today.

Symonds out, must have rehab (The Courier Mail)
TROUBLED allrounder Andrew Symonds has been stood down from international cricket - ruling him out of next month's South African tour.

No permit for rehab facility (Daily Pilot)
Newport Coast Recovery has become the first drug and alcohol recovery home denied a use permit in Newport Beach under a controversial ordinance to regulate the homes the city adopted last year.

Newport approves rehab home agreement (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement between the city and Newport’s largest operator of drug rehabilitation homes that will cap the number of recovering addicts the company Sober Living by the Sea can house in the city.

Record: Rehab gripes drop (Daily Pilot)
Longtime Newport Beach resident Barbara Roy has an ocean view from her living room, which sits only a few feet from Narconon.

News to Use (The Leader Times)
Beginning Saturday, ARC Manor and the Armstrong/Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission will offer a new program intended to support the family and friends of those suffering from the disease of addiction.

'My mother's fame drove me to drug addiction,' says Erin Brockovich's daughter (Daily Mail)
'My mother's fame drove me to drug addiction,' says Erin Brockovich's daughter

Commission Calls For Drug Law Reforms (1010 WINS New York)
A state commission says New York's drug laws should be rewritten to put more emphasis on addiction treatment for low-level offenders and reserve long, expensive prison terms for high-risk criminals.

Military Addiction Treatment Bill Introduced (Join Together Online)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has introduced legislation that would make addiction treatment more available to members of the military and provide more privacy protections to service members who seek help for alcohol and other drug problems, Stars and Stripes reported Feb. 2.

Dealing with drug addiction in Creston (Creston News Advertiser)
CNA file photo by ANDY GOODELL First stop: Pictured here is a cell at the Union County Jail. Many drug offenders find themselves here prior to being convicted. From there they often end up in state prison and/or drug rehabilitation.

Planners quickly dispose of rehab center proposal (Fauquier Times-Democrat)
Planners quickly dispose of rehab center proposal

Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Nearly three out of four Americans (71 percent) agree that health insurance should cover the cost of addiction treatment - yet most consumers have no idea if their own health insurance would pay for substance abuse treatment, according to the first-ever "Public Attitudes Toward Addiction Survey" from Hazelden, the national nonprofit organization that helps people reclaim their lives from drug ...




Last Modified: 02/2009