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Addiction Recovery News 01/2010




Vigil Held for Drug Victims (ABC 36 Lexington)
On New Year's Eve in Montgomery County, about 30 people who'd lost loved ones to drugs or had friends and family members in the grips of drug addiction came together for a candlelight vigil. They left pictures of the departed on one Christmas tree, and prayers for the living on another. An organizer says at least 29 people died of drug overdoses in Montgomery County in 2008 and 2009. Virgie ...

Teenage drug and alcohol use in England (Guardian Unlimited)
The NHS has released new figures on teenagers receiving treatment for drug abuse. See which drugs affect which age groups and how the numbers being treated have changed over recent years Last week the NHS's National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse released figures showing how many teenagers are being treated for drug and alcohol problems in England. Used in tandem with the regional ...

The New Year Can Be the Best Time to Tackle Drug and Alcohol Addiction (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Nationally-Recognized, Richmond, VA-based The Coleman Institute Helps Patients Start Anew

Drop in state funding closes drug program (Daily Journal)
UPPER DEERFIELD -- New Jersey still doesn't have a legal remedy to a local nonprofit's decision to close South Jersey's only residential drug treatment program for women.

Radio ads target prescription drug habit (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Radio ads raise awareness of treatment for addiction to prescription opioids.

Tearful defendant thanks judge for alcohol rehab (The Record-Courier)
A tearful 28-year-old Minden woman, arrested three months ago for stealing a $3.69 bottle of vodka from a convenience store, thanked East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl on Wednesday for sending her to alcohol rehabilitation. "I've been sober for 93 days," Jessica Lang told EnEarl. "This is the longest I have been sober in 10 years. That's sad. I hate being an alcoholic." She recently completed a 30-day ...

Rehab center auction offers entertainment, variety (Abilene Reporter-News)
More than 400 items are up for bid in the 40th annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center auction.The retail value of the items exceeds $400,000, said Dan Huggins, director of donor relations. In addition to the auction, the center’s fundraising festivities will include a telethon and show starring country music artist Jimmy Wayne.The goal, as in previous years, is to raise $1 million. And despite ...

Builder turns to repo rehab in down market (The Sacramento Bee)
Jim Mackel spent 15 years building custom homes in Newport Beach for software and business titans when he saw the market shift about 2007 from luxury to distress.

Bacteria 'could tackle cocaine addiction' (Daily Telegraph)
A bacteria could be used to reduce the addictiveness of cocaine, scientists have found.

A new ally in the battle against cocaine addiction (EurekAlert!)
( Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine ) A recent study shows that a bacterial protein may help cocaine addicts break the habit.Cocaine esterase (CocE) is a naturally occurring bacterial enzyme that breaks down cocaine, thereby reducing its addictive properties. The efficacy of CocE in animals and its suitability for treatment of addiction has been limited by its short half-life in the body.

Arts center to pursue state grant for rehab (The Times Record)
BATH — Chocolate Church Arts Center representatives and city officials are applying for state grant money that would aid an ambitious rehabilitation of the historic building.

Art 101 master disaster (New York Post)
A cushy Saudi Arabian "rehab" center where terrorists are encouraged to express themselves through crayon drawings, water sports and video games is under scrutiny after one of its graduates re-emerged as a leader in the al Qaeda branch claiming res...

Elton John Says He's Helping Eminem Fight Drug Use (People Magazine)
"He's doing brilliantly," the British musician says of the American rapper

Helpers honored at Children's Rehab Center (News Chief)
Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. LAKE WALES - Our Children's Academy and Rehab Center in Lake Wales recently honored its volunteers and staff members for their work throughout the past year.

Eminem Calls On Elton John To Fight Drug Addiction (SOHH.com)
Music veteran Elton John has revealed that he has been helping Eminem fight the urge to use drugs for nearly two years. [Visit SOHH.com for more information]

Closet rehab (Chicago Tribune)
A little cash can bring new life to the left-for-dead Leaky coat lining

Now Elton John steps in to help rapper Eminem beat his drug addiction (Daily Mail)
Unlike George Michael, who attacked Elton when he offered help, the U.S. rapper has accepted Elton's assistance with his well-publicised drug problem.

Hope for teens living with addiction (Staten Island Advance)
Living in a structured, disciplined community can be a shock, but it can also be a way out of the drug spiral

Iowa OL Dace Richardson all way back from injury (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
Dace Richardson rushed to rehab a broken left ankle so he could play in the Orange Bowl. On Saturday, word finally came down from Iowa's coaches: The offensive lineman will get a chance to play against No. 9 Georgia Tech in what could be his final game. "I feel ready; I feel strong," Richardson said.

Vick's rehab leads Daily Press' top 10 sports stories of 2009 (Daily Press)
No. 1: The rehabilitation of Michael Vick

Iowa OL Dace Richardson all way back from injury (SportingNews)
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Dace Richardson rushed to rehab a broken left ankle so he could play in the Orange Bowl.

Elton John helping Eminem kick drug habit (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Grammy and Oscar-winning singer Elton John has extended a helping hand to rapper Eminem as he struggles to put an end to his excessive drug use. Sari N. Kent Elton John helping Eminem kick drug habit Singer Elton John is aiding rapper Eminem in his quest to stop his drug use. "I've been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he's doing brilliantly," John says, reports the British Press ...

Veterans Affairs program using housing vouchers to get homeless veterans off streets (Waco Tribune-Herald)
As a 19-year-old in Vietnam, Vernon DeGrate lost half his stomach to flying shrapnel. As a man in his 30s, he lost his wife and his home to divorce. He lost a decade or more to bouts of homelessness and drug addiction. But the one thing he never lost was his stubborn dignity.

$115 million rehab work at Addison Trail, Willowbrook halfway done (Daily Herald)
In some ways, they are tiptoeing around with the same caution and pride as new homeowners. Administrators say both staff and students are already wowed with changes they're seeing, as DuPage High School District 88 passes the midpoint of work on about $115 million in renovations.

Study: Sticking with heart rehab boosts survival rates (The Capital)
If you've had a heart attack or a bypass operation, there's an easy way to help prevent another one: stick with rehab. AP photo Cleveland Clinic exercise physiologist Audra DiRauso sets up an exercise bike for Anthony Rugare during a cardiac rehabilitation class last month in Cleveland.

From depths of addiction to life of hope (Appeal-Democrat)
Tanya Tribon keeps an 8-by-10 photograph on the wall to remember. The shot features herself and her boyfriend, both of them wild-eyed and unkempt. "We were tweaking in the jungle," says Tribon, 32, of a methamphetamine addiction that made her life...

Elton John Says Eminem Is Doing Well In Drug Recovery (DimeWars)
Rapper, Eminem has openly admitted his addiction to prescription drugs and identified it as a source for the lapse in album production and a sore in his career. He's also stated in previous interviews that he tapped, singer Elton John to help him during the recovery process.

Enloe cardiac rehab beats study's average (Chico Enterprise-Record)
CHICO -- Enloe Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation program has better participation by far than the average for such programs.

Parliamentary body pulls up Home Min over tardy tsunami rehab measures (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jan 3 : A Parliamentary panel has pulled up the Home Ministry for blaming procedural rigmaroles and consequent delays as hindrances to effective implementation of post-tsunami relief and rehabilitation measures.

Bacteria that can fight cocaine addiction identified (INDOlink)
London, Jan 3 (PTI) In a finding that could help addicts get rid off cocaine, American scientists have identified a bacteria which can reduce addictiveness and prevent deaths due to drug-overdose.

'Celebrity Rehab' an exploitative yet sobering show (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It must have been sneaked onto the air by some conscientious VH1 employee while everyone else at the channel was busy scouring the country for fading celebrities and dozens of young women, with little more than daddy issues and a dream, willing to have sex with them.

Irrigation-facilities rehab crucial to rice output – WB (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
MANILA, Philippines – The repair and rehabilitation of typhoon-damaged irrigation facilities must be immediately undertaken to ensure that the shortfall in paddy-rice production will not widen in 2010.

Sir Elton John is helping rapper Eminem fight his drug problem (Daily Telegraph)
Sir Elton John has disclosed that he is helping rapper Eminem fight his drug problem.

Arnold helps friend into rehab (Hollywood.com)
Film funnyman Tom Arnold is putting his experience of addiction to good use by helping one of his pals into rehab.

Tom Arnold - Arnold Helps Friend Into Rehab (ContactMusic)
Film funnyman TOM ARNOLD is putting his experience of addiction to good use by helping one of his pals into rehab.The True Lies star has battled drink and drugs since he...

Addiction recovery meetings begin for first time in LaGrange Jan. 11 (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
LAGRANGE, Ga. — A self-help program that aids people combating addiction will soon be offered locally for the first time.

Sir Elton Helping Eminem Kick Drugs (Eurweb)
*British glam rocker and one-time user Elton John says he's been mentoring Eminem in his battle against drug addiction for the past year-and-a-half.

Thriving not just surviving for San Mateo woman with serious disabilities (Berkeley Voice - Albany Journal)
Misty Blue Foster grew up in foster care after losing her mother to a drug addiction. She also spent much time in the hospital having surgeries for serious physical disabilities.

Unemployment 'drives youngsters to drugs' (New Kerala)
London, Jan 4 : A new study suggests that young people without jobs often have the risk of poor health throughout their lives, with one out of ten blaming drug or alcohol addiction on unemployment.

Northbound I-385 in Laurens County closed for rehab project (WCBD-TV Charleston)
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reminds motorists of the detour of I-385 northbound traffic in Laurens County that began at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.

Rehab center, apartments, event hall to come to Race Street (Fort Worth Business Press)
Development continues along Fort Worth’s Race Street corridor as one of the area’s key developers is set to close on a multifamily development, a hospital project and an event hall along the east Fort Worth street.

Discovery Of A New Ally In The Battle Against Cocaine Addiction (Medical News Today)
A recent study shows that a bacterial protein may help cocaine addicts break the habit. Cocaine esterase (CocE) is a naturally-occurring bacterial enzyme that breaks down cocaine, thereby reducing its addictive properties. The efficacy of CocE in animals and its suitability for treatment of addiction has been limited by its short half-life in the body...

Borough to proceed with avenue rehab (The Evening Sun)
A York concrete contractor soon will be building the curb and sidewalk as part of a Hanover street-renovation project that's been long in the making. A. Restuccia Inc. won the contract for construction on Pennsylvania Avenue for $33,377.

The heart of a missionary (Cadillac News)
CADILLAC - On January 21, Brett Ransom, a physical therapist for Mercy Rehab, will take a one-year leave of absence to live with his wife and three children in Africa.

MADCAT looking for ways to cut repeated drug abuse (The Daily Post-Athenian)
Drug addicts returning to jail again and again blight our community and ruin lives. Community support can point to solutions. McMinn County Anti-drug Coalition Aiding Teens (MADCAT) determines to look for ways to stop recidivism - returning to jail repeatedly for the same offense due to addiction.

Tiger Woods Checks into Rehab for Sex Addiction & Surgery Recovery? (Gossip on This!)
Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know about Tiger Woods‘ current situation, but where in the world is he? Well there are reports surfacing all over the place that he has checked into a plush rehab center for sex addicts in Arizona. We aren’t quite sure which of the two plush rehabilitation centers [...]

Elton John Says He's Still Helping Eminem Battle Drug Problem (Vh1)
Elton John is still helping Eminem battle his drug problem. "I've been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he's doing brilliantly," John said.

TOM ARNOLD HELPS FRIEND INTO REHAB (New Kerala)
Film funnyman TOM ARNOLD is putting his experience of addiction to good use by helping one of his pals into rehab.

Pain management failing as fears of prescription drug abuse rise (EurekAlert!)
( Oregon State University ) Millions of Americans with significant or chronic pain associated with their medical problems are being under-treated as physicians increasingly fail to provide comprehensive pain treatment -- either due to inadequate training, personal biases or fear of prescription drug abuse.

Tiger Woods REHAB The Meadows, Reports! (LALATE)
Tiger Woods heading to rehab at The Meadows? Tiger Woods rehab reports with the same rehab facility in Arizona have circulated for over a month now. The Tiger Woods rehab reports all say the same - that Tiger is set to enter rehab facility The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona. But these reports are [...]




Last Modified: 01/2010