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Addiction Recovery News 05/2009




Redmond O'Neal to Be Admitted to Drug Program (US Weekly)
Redmond O'Neal will be allowed to participate in a drug court program that could spare him jail time, Usmagazine.com confirms. The 24-year-old son of Farrah Fawcett -- who is currently battling cancer -- was ordered to complete a year-long rehabilitation program at the L.A. Superior Court airport courthouse on Thursday. The program, an in-custody treatment at Wayside Honor Ranch in California, ...

Jepsen to Make Rehab Appearance with Bees (OurSports Central)
SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2009) - The Los Angeles Angels announced today that right-handed pitcher Kevin Jepsen will join the Salt Lake Bees for a rehab assignment beginning tonight in Las Vegas. The club has also outrighted left-handed pitcher Daniel Davidson to Salt Lake.

Actor says he was 'never in rehab' (KOIN News 6 Portland)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has put an end to speculation he recently checked into rehab, insisting his party animal reputation is completely exaggerated.

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...

Mark Tauscher Updates His Rehab Status (WSAW Wausau)
Free Agent Mark Tauscher touches base with NewsChannel 7's Dale Ryman on how his knee rehab is going.

Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center Mountainside Announces Family Treatment and Education Component (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Mountainside Drug Rehab in CT has announced it has expanded its drug addiction treatment offerings to include a family program component. The Mountainside Family Wellness Program will have a focus on understanding the disease of drug and alcohol abuse and how it impacts everyone in a family, constructive problem resolution and continuing care for the whole family.

Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center Mountainside Announces Family Treatment and Education Component (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Mountainside Drug Rehab in CT has announced it has expanded its drug addiction treatment offerings to include a family program component. The Mountainside Family Wellness Program will have a focus on understanding the disease of drug and alcohol abuse and how it impacts everyone in a family, constructive problem resolution and continuing care for the whole family.

Fawcett's son gets rehab instead of jail (New Kerala)
Washington, May 1 : American actress Farrah Fawcett's troubled son Redmond O'Neal has been given a chance at avoiding further jail time by entering an inpatient rehab facility.

Redmond O'Neal gets rehab instead of jail (CNN)
Redmond O'Neal, son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, will get another chance to kick his drug addiction before facing more jail time.

Brain Protein Central To Both Parkinson's, Drug Addiction Identified (Medical News Today)
Scientists have identified a protein that appears not only to be central to the process that causes Parkinson's disease but could also play a role in muting the high from methamphetamine and other addictive drugs.

Man hit by train in March flown to Dallas for rehab (NWAnews.com)
A University of Arkansas student who was hit by a train on March 26 has been transferred to a rehab center in his hometown, Dallas. (Northwest Arkansas Times)

Court grants Redmond O'Neal rehab chance (AP via Yahoo! News)
The son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett is getting a chance at a clean slate.

Ryan O'Neal's son ordered to undergo drug rehab (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The son of actor Ryan O'Neal has been sentenced to pursue a strict drug rehabilitation program after a series of arrests for drug possession, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield Enters Rehab (MTV Music Television)
Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield announced he is entering rehab and voluntarily steps down from gig hosting New York's 101.9 RXP morning show.

MTV and WRXP host Matt Pinfield heads to rehab (New York Daily News)
Matt Pinfield, long-time MTV host and current cohost of the morning show on WRXP (101.9 FM), is no Amy Winehouse - he told his audience that he's going to rehab, yes yes yes.

Farrah Fawcett's son entering rehab (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Redmond O'Neal heads to rehab while in jail

Dice-K set for rehab start Tuesday (Sports Illustrated)
Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start on Tuesday.

Dice-K likely set for rehab start Tuesday (Major League Baseball)
Dice-K set for rehab start Tuesday

Heroin Addiction Haunts Suburban Teens (FOX News Chicago)
We're just four months into 2009, but already more than 100 people in the Chicago-area have died of heroin-related overdoses. And the majority of them lived in the suburbs. The drug is more potent than ever, more addictive than ever, and users younger than ever. In this special report, Mark Saxenmeyer sounds a wake up call for families who think heroin is something that only happens to someone ...

Twins held their own during Mauer's rehab (Detroit Free Press)
Seldom does a fourth-place team deserve to feel better about the ongoing season than do the teams in front of it. But perhaps that was true in the American League Central as play began Friday night. The Twins were that fourth-place team. Not only did they stand one game out of first place in the crowded field, but they stood there unaided by stalwart catcher Joe Mauer.

'RXP host Matt Pinfield has break for rehab (New York Daily News)
Matt Pinfield, longtime MTV and VH1 veejay and current morning host at WRXP (101.9 FM), Friday said he is checking himself into treatment for abuse of an undisclosed substance.

Winnipeg's addiction to crack cocaine an 'epidemic' (The Winnipeg Sun via Yahoo! Canada News)
Use of crack cocaine, the most sought-after drug on Winnipeg streets, is reaching epidemic proportions in the city, a veteran city police officer said yesterday while revealing details about a substantial bust.

Paralyzed man hopes rehab will help him walk (The Houma Courier)
THIBODAUX - Six months after finishing his first stint at a California rehab center for people with spinal-cord injuries, Myron Wright is returning for a second go-round later this month with hopes of taking his first step in more than six years.

Early detection and rehabilitation is necessary to combat drug addiction, says CDA Director General (AME Info)
A delegation from the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai headed by Director General Dr Maryam Matar, visited Abu Dhabi National Rehabilitation Center (NRC).

Guilty pleas in drug case (The Evening Sun)
Five of the 17 people arrested in a countywide drug bust in January pleaded guilty in Adams County Court Friday.

A-Rod plays defense in rehab game (Major League Baseball)
A-Rod plays defense in rehab game

Call for Integrated Approach to Fight Drug Abuse (Khaleej Times)
DUBAI — With the construction of a major database, early detection and rehabilitation will improve to combat drug addiction, says Community Development Authority (CDA) Director General.

2007 MLB All-Star John Lackey Set for Rehab Start with Bees (OurSports Central)
SALT LAKE CITY (May 2, 2009) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced today that right-handed pitcher John Lackey will make a rehab start Tuesday, May 5 in the Bees home game against the Tacoma Rainiers. Game time is 6:35 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

Governor signs Rockefeller Drug Law reforms (Queens Courier)
“With the stroke of a pen, we will end the regime of the Rockefeller Drug Laws,” Governor David Paterson declared shortly before putting his pen to paper and, amid a flurry of flashbulbs, ceremonially reforming the decades-old sentencing laws that critics had long considered outdated, costly and severe.

Addict's running is rehab (The Morning Call)
Former Allen athlete credits his mentor for saving his life. Kelly Scot Smith will be among the thousands of people expected to participate in today's Lehigh Valley Half Marathon, but he will be one of the few that is running for his life.

Combating addiction to save lives :Salvation Army's recovery program supported by community donations. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- Carl Holmes is all about dispelling the myth that alcoholics and drug abusers come from poor families, are uneducated and lack ambition.

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.

'Drug court saved my life' (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — Prison sounded like the easier choice when David Flute was presented with the idea of participating in Benton County Drug Court. (Benton County Daily Record)

Governor signs Rockefeller Drug Law reforms (Queens Courier)
“With the stroke of a pen, we will end the regime of the Rockefeller Drug Laws,” Governor David Paterson declared shortly before putting his pen to paper and, amid a flurry of flashbulbs, ceremonially reforming the decades-old sentencing laws that critics had long considered outdated, costly and severe.

Addiction that may cost you your life (The New Straits Times)
SYABU, or ice, is an extremely powerful addictive stimulant. It is developed from its parent drug, amphetamine, and has a more pronounced effect on the human central nervous system.

Anderson declines rehab stint (Major League Baseball)
Anderson declines rehab stint

Braves Garret Anderson Skipping Rehab Assignment (The Chattanoogan)
ATLANTA -- Per his right, Garret Anderson declined Braves management's request that he experience a short Minor League rehab stint before coming off the disabled list.

Texas Rangers' Kris Benson allows three hits in rehab start (ESPN)
Rangers right-hander Kris Benson allowed three runs over five innings Sunday in the first of his two scheduled rehab starts for Double-A Frisco.

Backe beats Benson in rehab starts for both (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - May 3, 2009 6:55 PM ET FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Rangers right-hander Kris Benson allowed three runs over five innings in the first of his two scheduled rehab starts for AA...

Community Reaches Out To Fight Drug Addiction (WKYT Lexington)
An Eastern Kentucky community started tackling its drug problem several years ago and the effort is larger than ever today.

Benson passes first rehab test (Major League Baseball)
Benson passes first rehab test

Dennis Rodman Rebounds Back to Rehab (E! Online)
After getting the boot on The Celebrity Apprentice, it looks like Dennis Rodman's next venture will be a familiar one: rehab. The former NBA star, who has battled...

NOTEBOOK / Big-leaguers meet in rehab starts (San Francisco Chronicle)
Rangers right-hander Kris Benson allowed three runs over five innings Sunday in the first of his two scheduled rehab starts for Double-A Frisco, Texas. Benson, recovering from right elbow tendinitis, lost to Corpus Christi and Brandon Backe, the Astros' right-...

Schools have week-long focus on drug awareness (Gloucester Daily Times)
ROCKPORT and mdash; There are plenty of reasons for Rockport's youth to celebrate at the end of each school year. But with prom and graduation just weeks away and summer right around the corner, school officials are urging students to celebrate responsibly.

CRN Digital Talk Radio Launches Show About 12 Step Recovery Featuring Medical Expertise by Addiction Specialist Dr. ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Executive Director of Florida based rehab center C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery, Dr. Mitch Wallick, will be a fixture on Recovery Radio Live's new show about 12 Step Addiction Recovery. "Recovery Radio Live" Airs Sundays, 11 PM ET/8 PM PT on CRN 1

Dennis Rodman - Rodman Heads For Rehab (ContactMusic)
Former basketball star DENNIS RODMAN has reportedly agreed to undergo rehab in his long-running battle against alcohol addiction.The sportsman-turned-reality-TV-star...

Rodman heads for rehab (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has reportedly agreed to undergo rehab in his long-running battle against alcohol addiction. The sportsman-turned-reality-TV-star will receive treatment and counseling at an outpatient facility in the U.S. Friends and family had urged him to check in to the clinic for round-the-clock care, but Rodman refused because he wants to attend a reunion party with his ...

Rodman heads for rehab (San Diego 6)
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has reportedly agreed to undergo rehab in his long-running battle against alcohol addiction.

Report: Ex-Piston Dennis Rodman headed to rehab (Detroit Free Press)
After getting the boot on "Celebrity Apprentice," it looks as if former Pistons star Dennis Rodman is headed for rehab for his ongoing battle with addiction, according to e-online.com.

Eminem details dangerous addiction to pills (MSNBC)
In a candid new interview, rap superstar Eminem reveals he suffered from a devastating drug addiction that led to him downing as many as 20 Vicodin, Ambien and Valium in a day.




Last Modified: 05/2009