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Addiction Recovery News 03/2009




Delegate opens Web site on drug testing legislation (The Register-Herald)
Nothing is stirring up passions in this erstwhile subdued legislative session like Delegate Craig Blair’s proposed drug testing of folks living on public assistance, and now there’s a special Web site on the issue.

Jorge Posada sidelined two days by 'bump' in rehab road (New York Daily News)
Jorge Posada was scratched less than an hour before the Yankees' game against the Twins on Saturday, his surgically repaired right shoulder not quite as strong as it had been to this point in his rehab.

Katherine D. Rogers: Jail is right place for many drug offenders (New Hampshire Union Leader)
The three members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) quoted in last Sunday's article "Opposing the drug laws they enforce" have presented a superficial and misleading picture of New Hampshire's criminal justice system.

Rehab Doors Close; Forbidden Broadway Ends Run March 1 (Playbill)
Forbidden Broadway, the Gerard Alessandrini revue that has become an Off-Broadway institution since its premiere in 1982 at Palsson's Supper Club, ends its run at the 47th Street Theatre March 1.

Treating sex addiction (The Journal Times)
Former mayor Gary Becker, arrested in an Internet sting, was given permission to leave the state to enter a facility that specializes in the treatment of sex addiction.

John Bogert: Local shopaholic confesses addiction no fun (Daily Breeze)
How bad could her shopping habit be? "John," she said, "I spent $20,000 last year on clothes!" This is a friend, a successful, attractive South Bay businesswoman, and I missed her shopping addiction just as I had the prescription drug and booze habits of other friends.

March 1st, 2009 (Empire Page)
State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Commissioner Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo today honored inspirational women who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in recognition of Women's History Month.

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.

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.

Rehab home cited for alleged code violations (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach city officials have cited the rehab home Narconon for allegedly transporting outside clients to receive treatments at the program’s West Oceanfront triplex.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in rehab (NZCity)
The ‘Tudors’ actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has reportedly checked into rehab to seek treatment for his alcohol addiction.

Treating Drug-addicted Doctors Is Good Medicine (Science Daily)
Research shows Physician Health Programs that combine treatment, monitoring and rapid responses to noncompliance can help doctors beat drug addiction and return to their practices.

Doctors’ dilemma: Treat pain, risk addiction (Winona Daily News)
Dr. Michael Dolan doesn’t see himself as just an internal medicine physician. He’s also the front line of defense, he said, against a growing problem: prescription drug abuse.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the News (About.com)
More Trouble for Rapper DMX      Arrested while in jail.  •  Charles Barkley to Serve 5 Days      For drunk driving charge.  •  Drug-Shooting Trial Nears End      Entire family killed.  •  Men Charged in Boy's Abduction      Drug-related kidnapping.  •  Pageant Winner's Party Busted      Volunteer for...

No Chance For Drug Testing Bill (The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register)
A proposed bill to require drug testing of those receiving welfare, food stamps or unemployment benefits is stirring much talk in the West Virginia Legislature.

Treating sex addiction (The Journal Times)
Former mayor Gary Becker, arrested in an Internet sting, was given permission to leave the state to enter a facility that specializes in the treatment of sex addiction.

Farmington doctor says caffeine, junk food may lead to drug, alcohol abuse (The Farmington Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — Dr. Donald Casebolt wants people to know caffeine and a bad diet may lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Casebolt, a retired long-time Indian Health Services doctor, spent two years researching studies and literature on the consequences of excessive caffeine consumption and a poor diet.

Keep trying to pass bill for random drug testing of officers (Yakima Herald-Republic)
This feature is under development and will be available soon. This editorial was published March 2, 2009. Another legislative deadline has come and gone, and unless a miracle occurs, a measure dealing with random drug testing for law enforcement personnel will fade into the sunset.

When it comes to addiction, not enough docs (La Crosse Tribune)
If you plan to get off opioid painkillers, expect wracking pain. Expect nausea and diarrhea. Expect to leak from every orifice.

Doctor on the front line in prescription drug abuse (La Crosse Tribune)
Dr. Michael Dolan doesn’t see himself as just an internal medicine physician. He’s also the front line of defense, he said, against a growing problem of prescription drug abuses.

W. Haven animal shelter awaits rehab? (New Haven Register)
WEST HAVEN — It looks like those hoping for a brand new animal shelter will have to settle for the next best thing — a partial renovation of the existing facility.

Ralston house rehab (FOX 59 Indianapolis)
A crew of Butler University students wearing air filter masks tore down dry wall and insulation from an abandoned home in the 3100 block of Ralston Avenue as Habitat for Humanity seeks to reclaim Indianapolis neighborhoods one house at a time.   Mayor Greg Ballard visited the rehab project along with Herman Jackson, the homeowner who donated the property to the community group.   "You got 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.

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.

Rehab home cited for alleged code violations (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach city officials have cited the rehab home Narconon for allegedly transporting outside clients to receive treatments at the program’s West Oceanfront triplex.

Philly gets $1 million grant for riverfront rehab (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
Part of Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront will be getting a makeover.

Addiction: Insights From Parkinson's Disease (Science Daily)
A new comprehensive review provides vital insights into the neurological basis of addiction by investigating Parkinson's disease patients, who in some instances develop various addictions when undergoing medical treatment. The review illustrates that persistently elevated levels of dopamine in the brain promote the development and maintenance of addictive behaviors.

Some residents not happy with drug court (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Johnny Frank Dennard, who had convictions going back more than 20 years, was facing at least five mandatory years in prison for burglarizing a southeast Atlanta home. [ Post your comments below. ] Instead, Superior Court Judge Alfred Dempsey let Dennard, 41, remain free and sentenced him to the Fulton County Drug Court, a treatment program designed for criminals who steal to support a drug habit.

Alleged abductor has history of crime, rehab (WNDU 16 South Bend)
Seven months is a mere tease of freedom after spending 25-years in prison. But if police have it their way, that taste is all 48-year old Michael Lindsey will get.

Months-long probe nets drug suspect (The Salem News)
PEABODY and mdash; Police arrested a 23-year-old man on numerous drug charges last weekend, following a months-long undercover investigation. Jesse Vienneau of 2 Munroe Court in Peabody is charged with three counts of drug possession with intent to distribute (heroin, cocaine and Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction) and three counts of drug possession (heroin, ecstasy and LSD).

Actor in rehab for third time (Adelaide Now)
ACTOR Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of Showtime's The Tudors , has checked into rehab for the third time in a bid to kick his alcoholism.

Prescription drug abuse can’t be stopped by law enforcement (La Crosse Tribune)
This is a drug problem law enforcement can’t solve.

Researchers discover gene variation linked to cocaine addiction and cocaine-induced paranoia (News-Medical-Net)
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, have discovered that variants in the á-endomannosidase (MANEA) gene are associated with cocaine addiction and cocaine-induced paranoia in European American and African American populations.

Number of drug addicts in Russia reaches 2.5 million: Official (New Kerala)
Moscow, March 3 : Up to 2.5 million Russians, including 140,000 minors, are drug addicts, an official said Tuesday.

Site acquired for ACT Indigenous rehab centre (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The ACT Government has purchased a property in Tharwa which it will turn into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for Indigenous people.

One Drug May Help People Both Lay Down The Drink And Put Out The Cigarette (Medical News Today)
A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. Heavy-drinking smokers in a laboratory setting were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline compared to those taking a placebo, according to a study published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

Adolescents Are Undertreated For Addiction (Medical News Today)
Only about 10 percent of adolescents needing help for substance abuse problems actually enter treatment, partly because of the lack of adolescent-only services in the nation's treatment system, according to a new study released by a University of Kentucky researcher. The study also found that very few of the available addiction programs for teens received high marks for quality.

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.

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.

Rehab home cited for alleged code violations (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach city officials have cited the rehab home Narconon for allegedly transporting outside clients to receive treatments at the program’s West Oceanfront triplex.

Catalyst to Focus Resources on its Lead Indication for CPP-109; Cocaine Addiction (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, today announced modifications to its previously announced product development program.

Report: SoCal rehab center has more problems (The Fresno Bee)
An upscale psychiatric hospital that has an affiliation with celebrity rehab specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and has a reputation for treating the rich and famous has been inspected several times over the past year by government regulators who found failing patient care, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Read comments

New information points to safer methadone use for treatment of pain and addiction (EurekAlert!)
( Washington University School of Medicine ) New findings may significantly improve the safety of methadone, a drug widely used to treat cancer pain and addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Proposed Changes in State Drug Laws Gain Momentum (1010 WINS New York)
Democratic lawmakers and the governor are moving ahead with changes in New York drug laws that would send more nonviolent offenders to probation and addiction treatment.

Proposed changes in NY drug laws gain momentum | WBNG-TV Binghamton, NY | Local Top Stories (WBNG Binghamton)
Proposed changes in NY drug laws gain momentum Democratic lawmakers and the governor are moving ahead with changes in New York drug laws that would send more nonviolent offenders to probation and addiction treatment.

Proposed changes in New York's drug laws gain momentum (Staten Island Advance)
Democratic lawmakers and the governor are moving ahead with changes in New York drug laws that would send more nonviolent offenders to probation and addiction treatment. The Assembly has scheduled a vote tomorrow on drug legislation that includes Speaker Sheldon...

Albany Dems push softer drug laws (The Journal News)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers and the governor are pushing changes in New York drug laws that would send more nonviolent drug offenders to probation and addiction treatment.

Report SoCal Celebrity Rehab Center Under Investigation (KTLA-TV Los Angeles)
PASADENA - A $1,400 a night psychiatric facility that caters to the rich and famous is coming under scrutiny again. Aurora Las Encinas Hospital, which is affiliated with celebrity rehab specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky, has been inspected at least six times in the past year by government regulators who have documented numerous failures in patient care, according to documents released by the L.A. ...

Rebel Queensland students to do rehab (The Australian)
REBEL students will be forced into rehab under a Liberal National Party government in Queensland.




Last Modified: 03/2009