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Addiction Recovery News 04/2009




Tragedy takes centre stage in rehab (Stuff)
OPINION At its best (meaning, worst), reality TV is a positive incitement for Old Testament retribution against modern man - and never more so than in Vibe's new Monday series, Celebrity Rehab.

Drug commonly used for alcoholism, drug addiction, curbs urges of compulsive stealers (EurekAlert!)
( University of Minnesota ) It appears that a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs -- it curbs their urge to steal, according to new research at the University of Minnesota.

Council signs on to $26 million sewer plant rehab (The Daily News of Newburyport)
NEWBURYPORT and mdash; City councilors agreed Monday to a $26.4 million plan to rehab and upgrade the city's wastewater treatment plant. Councilors said the Water Street plant, which was built in 1963 and upgraded in 1984, is in "dire need" of improvements. The typical lifetime of such facilities is 20 years.

Alcoholism drug may curb urges of kleptomaniacs (New Kerala)
Washington, Apr 1 : A drug commonly used for treating alcoholism and drug addiction has been found to curb the compulsive behaviour of kleptomaniacs, say researchers.

Drug for alcoholism also curbs compulsive thieving instincts (New Kerala)
Washington, April 1 : A medication for treating alcohol and drug addiction also curbs compulsive thieving instincts, according to a new research.

Natalie Cole - Cole Blames Drug Use On Self-esteem Issues (ContactMusic)
Singer NATALIE COLE has blamed her former drug problems on her lifelong battle with low self-esteem. The star spent years fighting heroin addiction and was arrested ...

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students death may be linked to drug (Sheboygan Press)
MILWAUKEE A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spokesman says the prescription drug suboxone may have played a role in a freshmans death.

Drug Suboxone linked to student death (Moldova.org)
The prescription drug Suboxone may have been involved in the death of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee freshman, a university official says.University spokesman Tom Luljak said investigators suspect 19-year-old Luke David Murphy may have ingested the drug used to treat heroin addiction along with alcohol prior to his death in a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dorm suite, the Milwaukee ...

Court rules nurse eligible for rehab program (Akron Beacon Journal)
Court rules nurse eligible for rehab program

Tapia cuts deal to be on 'Celebrity Rehab' (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
Former world champion boxer Johnny Tapia cut a deal with a judge Monday on probation violation charges. He will now do some jail time, and then head off to Hollywood to do rehab, while appearing on a reality TV show.

'Celebrity Rehab' Deal In Works For Tapia (KOAT Albuquerque)
Should boxer Johnny Tapia go back to prison for violating his parole on drug charges -- or get a chance to star on VH-1's "Celebrity Rehab" TV show?

Minnesota study suggests drug for addiction could help kleptomaniacs (The Charleston Gazette)
Normal 0 MINNEAPOLIS -- A drug used to treat alcohol addiction may help kleptomaniacs curb their urge to steal, according to a study by the University of Minnesota. The researchers have been stud...

Fatboy Slim leaves rehab after month-long stint (New Kerala)
London, Apr 1 : British DJ Fatboy Slim has left rehab after a month-long stint cure himself of his alcohol addiction.

A Brief History Of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws (Time Magazine)
After a 36-year legal tug-of-war New York's drug laws are seeing their most far-reaching reforms yet. But will everything be changed?

Drug that treats addiction could help kleptomaniacs (Detroit Free Press)
A drug used to treat alcohol addiction may help kleptomaniacs curb their urge to steal, according to a study by the University of Minnesota.

New Way To Fight Cocaine Addiction Discovered (Science Daily)
Pharmacological researchers have discovered that blocking a hormone related to hunger regulation can limit cocaine cravings. Their findings could herald a new approach to overcoming addiction.

Farrah Fawcett - Redmond Oneal Kicked Out Of Rehab (ContactMusic)
RYAN O'NEAL and FARRAH FAWCETT's son REDMOND has reportedly been kicked out of rehab for violating the terms of his probation. The 24-year-old was ordered by a court ...

Kenyan, Afghan addiction specialists come to Upper Marlboro (Fort Washington Gazette)
Addiction treatment professional Dr. Toorpaikay Zazai (center) and companions traveled from Afghanistan to the U.S. to study Second Genesis, an Upper Marlboro drug rehabilitation center, to receive tips on running their addiction facilities.

New Approach for Cocaine Addiction (Psych Central)
Research scientists have discovered blocking a hormone related to hunger regulation can limit cocaine cravings. The discovery could herald a new approach to overcoming addiction. University of California, Irvine researchers, Shinjae Chung and Olivier Civelli, identified how the melanin-concentrating hormone works with dopamine in the brain’s “pleasure center” to create an addictive response to ...

Anti-Addiction Drug Quells Kleptomaniac Impulses (Fox News)
Naltrexone reduced urges to steal, stealing behavior among habitual thieves.

Farrah Fawcett - Redmond Oneal Ordered To Court Over Rehab Claims (ContactMusic)
RYAN O'NEAL and FARRAH FAWCETT's son REDMOND will be hauled back to court on Wednesday (08Apr09), after reports he quit rehab. The 24 year old was ordered to complete a ...

Drug Suppresses The Compulsion To Steal, Study Shows (Science Daily)
It appears that a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs -- it curbs their urge to steal, according to new research.

Game Addiction: The Real Story [All] (GameSpot)
What is video game addiction? What are its boundaries, its symptoms, its treatments? How wide is its scope? In this GameSpot AU feature we speak to researchers, psychologists, medical bodies and gamers to gauge their thoughts on the cause and effects of video game addiction.

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...

Whales in rehab shed light on humanity (Calgary Sun)
Calgary playwright Clem Martini writes clever, insightful allegories. Whether it's pit bulls, elephants or whales as is the case with his newest comedy The Invention of Music, Martini is really exploring some aspect of the human condition.

Treating Kleptomania Using Drug Commonly Prescribed For Alcoholism, Drug Addiction (Medical News Today)
It appears that a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs - it curbs their urge to steal, according to new research at the University of Minnesota.

Rehab neighbor favored (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday night sided with a local man who cried foul over a city hearing officer’s decision to grant a men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation home many called a nuisance a six-month reprieve to stay open without a permit.

Vehicle crashes into north St. Louis County rehab center (KSDK St. Louis)
Vehicle crashes into north St. Louis County rehab center

Palace on funding Athletic rehab (Sun Star)
THE rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl may finally take place sometime this year with Malacañang studying an option to fund the project.

Drug Used to Treat Heroin Addicts Becoming Mainstream (WSAW Wausau)
A prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, called Suboxone, is ending up on the streets of Milwaukee....and some are warning it could make its way to north central Wisconsin too.

Police say rehab centers for women not crime magnets (Contra Costa Times)
Residents in a Pleasant Hill neighborhood fear a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility will bring crime to their neighborhood.

Ex-Los Angeles Raiders QB Todd Marinovich back in jail for missing drug rehab appointment (ESPN)
Former Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich is back in jail.

Patient graduates from HRMC cardiac rehab program (Today's News-Herald)
Carl Fullam has a couple of reasons to say he feels like a teenager. For one thing, the 72-year-old is a member of the first "graduating class" at Havasu Regional Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation center after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery at the hospital in September.

Rehab neighbor favored (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday night sided with a local man who cried foul over a city hearing officer’s decision to grant a men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation home many called a nuisance a six-month reprieve to stay open without a permit.

Postmus to enter rehab (San Bernardino Sun)
Bill Postmus, the former San Bernardino County assessor who fell from grace last year amid allegations of drug abuse and cronyism at the Assessor's Office, said Friday he is checking himself into a drug-treatment center.

ROOF project preparing to buy, rehab vacant city homes (New Haven Register)
NEW HAVEN — The city is moving forward with efforts to inject $3.2 million in federal money into “tipping point” neighborhoods, where fragile stability could be shattered by blighted, bank-owned properties.

Man Accused In Student's Death Asking For Drug Treatment (WISN 12 Milwaukee)
A 20-year-old man accused in the death of a college freshman is asking a judge to send him to drug treatment.

Is That the Best Rehab for Your Need? (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
WHEN they try to make you go into rehab, do an Amy Winehouse and say no, no, no. At least, until you’ve gone through the following checklist and made sure that rehab, and the facility you choose to help you go through it, is right for you.

HPD officer shot in face leaves hospital, heads to rehab (Houston Chronicle)
Rick Salter, 54, was shot March 5, the day before his 28th anniversary with HPD, during a high-risk drug raid at the home of Wilfido Joel Alfaro, 29.

BREAKING: Fire Causes Evacuation At Rehab Center (WTWO Terre Haute)
A fire at the Greene County Rehab Center caused an evacuation of the building Saturday. The fire broke out shortly after 5:30. The Bloomfield Fire Department responded and requested mutual aide from various neighboring fire departments.

Internet rehab (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – Internet users are persuading each other to seek rehabilitation for technological addictions, particularly Internet-related. But it is a long way from desire to action.

Addicts need rehab, not jail (Miami Herald)
Re Sen. Orrin Hatch's March 27 Other Views article, Downgrading drug czar undermines effort: As a licensed psychotherapist and certified addiction specialist, I was pleased Hatch pointed out that, ``We cannot rely solely on arrests to solve this problem. Moreover, I believe in emphasizing rehabilitation in conjunction with appropriate punishment.''

Volunteers do dirty jobs to rehab Dupont park (Times Leader)
DUPONT – The spirit of volunteerism is alive in Dupont, according to Mayor Dan Lello.

ROOF project preparing to buy, rehab vacant city homes (New Haven Register)
NEW HAVEN — The city is moving forward with efforts to inject $3.2 million in federal money into “tipping point” neighborhoods, where fragile stability could be shattered by blighted, bank-owned properties.

BRODEUR SAVES DAY, ENDS DEVS' ROAD LOSING STREAK (New York Post)
BUFFALO -- In the Devils' wild season of twists, turns and extremes, this chapter is their Rehab Weekend of Winning Again. "It's been a long two weeks around here," coach Brent Sutter said, after his Devils won on consecutive nights, capping...

Study hints at new addiction therapy (The Buffalo News)
A new nanotechnology treatment for drug addiction may be on the horizon, according to a study by University at Buffalo researchers.

Americans’ demand is fuel for the drug trade | Loveland Reporter-Herald (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
When a person in America lights up a joint, injects heroin or methamphetamine, swallows a pill of Ecstasy, snorts cocaine or takes any other controlled drug, he or she is contributing to a world of drug trafficking and violence. Even if that person’s name is Michael Phelps.

Rehab neighbor favored (Daily Pilot)
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday night sided with a local man who cried foul over a city hearing officer’s decision to grant a men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation home many called a nuisance a six-month reprieve to stay open without a permit.

Problems linger at sex-offender rehab center (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A new report finds that problems at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation didn’t improve much in 2008, despite the center’s having moved to its new $62 million facility in Nottoway County. The program is the maximum-security home for 130 of the most dangerous sex offenders in Virginia. They are being held indefinitely—at $131,000 apiece each year—under civil-court orders for ...

A scramble to secure drug court funding (The Daily Progress)
After $3 million in state funding for 14 adult drug courts was threatened but not cut from Virginia’s budget for a second year in a row, local officials are working to prevent the money from being put on the chopping block in future years.




Last Modified: 04/2009