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Addiction Recovery News 12/2010




Dr. Drew defends 'Celebrity Rehab': 'It's progress, not perfection'
A new group of celebs with addiction issues will be put through the wringer. And, inevitably, there will be some who rebel against the process.

Joshua Kors: As Celebrity Rehab 4 Begins, Dr. Drew Speaks Out About Dating, Addiction, Fame and Adam Carolla
The last five years, Dr. Drew has pushed forward at full-speed, writing a best-selling book, treating addicts at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, teaching psychiatry at USC's medical school, and producing his VH1 reality show.

Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain
An addict's motivation to take drugs and a hungry person's motivation to eat use similar circuits in the brain, research indicates. That doesn't mean food is addictive, but certain foods do act a lot like a drug in the brain and can alter the brain the way drugs do.

12 jobs to go at Rehab Enterprises
REHAB Enterprises in Castlebar is to close with the loss of 12 jobs. Rehab Enterprises (formerly Gandon Enterprises) is the largest employer of workers with disabilities in the country.

Examining Rehab 4 With Dr. Drew - Premiere
Another season of Celebrity Rehab is upon us, and as usual, we talked to Dr. Drew Pinsky about what to expect from the show. Below, we run through each of the eight patients of the show’s fourth season and Drew gives his initial impressions of the condition of each. We also talk about the high percentage of tabloid-celebs in the cast and Drew lets us know why from his perspective this was the ...

Dr. Drew Pinsky back for 'Celebrity Rehab 4'
Dr. Drew Pinksy's reality show "Celebrity Rehab" to return on Dec. 1, host also prepping for new HLN series in 2011.

Eminem and R&B singer Bruno Mars lead Grammy nominees
Rapper Eminem, riding high on the comeback trail after spending several years battling drug addiction, led the field of Grammy contenders on Wednesday with 10 nominations.

Jennifer Aniston Romance Rehab: 10 dream dates (or playmates) for her next Cabo getaway
Our holiday wish for Aniston, Hollywood's most eligible bachelorette, is that her next holiday getaway is a romantic one with a man FINALLY worthy of her.

Parents say 'beautiful son' rose above homelessness
California resident Michael Murphy was recovering from drug addiction and moved to Hawaii about a year ago because he wanted to experience life and eventually become a writer, his parents, Joe and Dona Murphy, said.

Brother: woman who faked funeral has addiction
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The brother of an eastern Indiana woman charged with duping a church into holding a funeral for her daughter says she's been battling a drug addiction.

TV Review: 'Celebrity Rehab': Still hooked?
Every season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew fills a viewer with contradictory reactions. On the one hand, we’re saddened when we see the sad wreck that, say, former kid pop star Leif Garrett has become, “not sober since age 14,” as he said last night in the season 4 premiere.

‘Celebrity Rehab’: Eric Roberts seems nice, but give me ‘Survivor’
When it comes to reality series about survival, I'd prefer to watch CBS' "Survivor" rather than VH1's "Celebrity Rehab."

Rehab brings the hits to The Handlebar in Greenville
Band with the big hit "Bartender Song" shows what they are all about.

Brother: Woman Who Faked Funeral Has Addiction
The brother of an eastern Indiana woman charged with duping a church into holding a funeral for her daughter says she's been battling a drug addiction.

Brother: woman who faked funeral has addiction
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The brother of an eastern Indiana woman charged with duping a church into holding a funeral for her daughter says she's been battling a drug addiction. Wayne County prosecutors have filed a felony charge of attempted theft against 38-year-old Angela Boyd of Richmond over a collection that was taken up for her last month at New Life Ministries Church of the Nazarene. Brian ...

CRC Health Group, New Life Lodge Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Expand Services With Multi-Facility ...
BURNS, TN--(Marketwire - 12/02/10) - New Life Lodge drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, in conjunction with parent company CRC Health Group, the nation's largest provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services, today announced the completion of the multi-facility acquisition of Recovery Living Services (RLS) in Tennessee. "We are pleased to acquire RLS, which has been ...

University heightens drug addiction awareness
In light of two recent student deaths related to prescription drugs, UTC has begun working on ways to prevent prescription addiction on campus. "The abuse of prescription pills is difficult to detect," Tricia Henderson, the coordinator of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health Education, said.

Janice Dickinson Joins Celebrity Rehab 4 to Battle Alcohol, Drug Abuse Addiction
Janice Dickinson can be said to be addicted to plastic surgery, but that's not all. The former supermodel is a contestant on VH1's Celebrity Rehab 4 to battle her alcohol addiction and prescription drug abuse. According to Gather.com, the season premiere of the show didn't exactly start out smoothly. Another contestant on the show, Jason Davis (whose grandfat

Janice Dickinson reveals abuse, drug problem
Janice Dickinson, a former model, reveals abuse and alcohol and drug addiction in season premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab'.

Janice Dickinson on Celebrity Rehab: "I'm Having Thoughts of Suicide"
Janice Dickinson said she contemplated suicide while on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew . On Wednesday's Season 4 premiere, a crying and distraught Dickinson, who's being treated for alcohol abuse, broke down before her counselor. Sober for years, the supermodel ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Eric Roberts Jason Davis Jeremy London Leif Garrett Janice Dickinson The Hills Jason Wahler ...

'Celebrity Rehab' Reveals Eclectic Mix of Addicted Stars
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Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Mainline Your Excess Flab Away!
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew returned last night to remind us that some celebrites just can't handle their sh-t. Sorry, we shouldn't be glib. The show is completely depressing. But there...

Norwegian film a tough slog through drug addiction
One has to be a certain kind of cinema junkie to appreciate movies about drug addiction. For like the world supply of heroin and cocaine, such films seem to be endless and less transporting with each dose.

Lockport native talks about drug addiction on
HOUMA — Overcoming dark days of teenage alcohol-and-drug abuse led Lockport native George Joseph to a lifelong mission to help others conquer substance abuse and an appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” that aired Thursday.

Janice Dickinson reveals abuse, drug and alcohol problems on 'Celebrity Rehab'
Janice Dickinson, a former model, reveals abuse and alcohol and drug addiction in season premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab'.

Eminem and R&B singer Bruno Mars lead Grammy nominees
Rapper Eminem, riding high on the comeback trail after spending several years battling drug addiction, led the field of Grammy contenders on Wednesday with 10 nominations.

$5M to help curb drugs
The federal government is giving Ohio $5 million to combat a problem that kills four Ohioans every day -- prescription and opiate drug abuse. The money will be distributed through 50 county alcohol, drug-addiction and mental-health services boards statewide and will be used to treat an estimated 3,000 people.

Drug addiction blights Punjab in India
There is growing concern in India about the rapid rise in drug addiction cases in Punjab, one of its wealthiest states.

Rehab facility awaits FEMA approval to build headquarters
DAPHNE, Ala. — On Nov. 19, 2009, The Shoulder — a private, Christian-based, substance-abuse rehabilitation program for Baldwin County adult males — sent the Federal Emergency Management Agency plans for a new location.

Watch: The Grinch Goes to 'Celebrity Rehab'
Jimmy Kimmel moves The Grinch into reality show about drug addiction.

'Drug Court' helps offenders turn lives around
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Deanna Simmons chokes up as she grabs the microphone in the jury room of the Fourth Judicial District courthouse, but who can blame her? This is her night to graduate from Drug Court, and it represents a huge step in mending the life she shattered with her meth addiction.

Rehab of city abattoir pushed
The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries wants to upgrade the Cebu City Abattoir according to standards required by the National Meat Inspection Services.

2 Juárez drug rehab centers targeted by gunmen
Men with guns and grenades attacked two drug rehab centers in Juárez on Sunday night.

Mexican Gunmen Attack Rehab Centers; 4 Dead
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Mexican police say armed commandos attacked two drug rehabilitation centers in this border city across from El Paso, Texas, killing four people and wounding five.

Rehab facility awaits FEMA approval to build headquarters
DAPHNE, Ala. — On Nov. 19, 2009, The Shoulder — a private, Christian-based, substance-abuse rehabilitation program for Baldwin County adult males — sent the Federal Emergency Management Agency plans for a new location.

Is there a link to stranglings? Mother of victim says her daughter knew another ... and maybe the killer
A YOUNG woman battling drug addiction who was found strangled in a Juniata Park apartment Friday knew one of two other women strangled in the past month in nearby Kensington, her mother said yesterday.

Drug addiction a theme in three Philadelphia stranglings
For the third time in five weeks, police are grappling with strangulations of women in the Kensington area. All three victims had battled drug addiction. Michigan native Allison Edwards, 22, had been sober for six months and started using drugs again only days before her death, her mother, Karen Emery, said.

Company streamlines drug testing for courts
People on probation in Franklin County for drug offenses or crimes that were driven by addiction must submit to periodic testing to prove that they are staying clean.

Boomers carry drug problems into golden years
A growing number of older adults who came of age in the turbulent '60s and the hard-partying '70s are grappling with drug and alcohol addiction, taxing their bodies and treatment centers.

Gunmen kill 4 in attack on 2 Mexican rehab centers
Armed commandos attacked two drug rehabilitation centers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, killing four people and wounding five, authorities said.

Gunmen Attack 2 Mexican Rehab Centers, Killing 4
Drug Cartels Sometimes Operate Rehab Centers Themselves in Order to Recruit Addicts, Leaving Centers Open to Rival Attacks

Armed Robbers Targeting Rehab Construction Sites
Chicago police say there has been a string of robberies in the Chicago Lawn and Marquette Park neighborhoods.

Rehab homes help families, housing sales
The City of Glendale is dipping into millions in federal stimulus money to give nearly 30 homes a facelift, in hopes of improving housing conditions and neighborhoods.

Brooke Mueller in rehab
Brooke Mueller is back in rehab. ``It is a facility for very wealthy people trying to fight addictions,'' her mother, Palm Beach socialite Moira Fiore, told People.

Rehab centre donations will keep people warm
ST. CATHARINES — The lineups at Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold were long Monday morning. The arrival of the first winter snow sent many to the food bank in a panic. The cold weather was finally, truly, here and they were without a proper coat.[...]

Rehab facility awaits FEMA approval to build headquarters
DAPHNE, Ala. — On Nov. 19, 2009, The Shoulder — a private, Christian-based, substance-abuse rehabilitation program for Baldwin County adult males — sent the Federal Emergency Management Agency plans for a new location.

T.I. Fakes A Drug Addiction To Cop Out Of Jail
T.I. - Atlanta MC, T.I. must really want his way out of prison. Ever since he skated by on his skid bid, where he escaped with a tap on the wrist for having more guns than your average platoon, T.I. has been under heavy media scrutiny.

Over 41,000 Czechs undergo treatment for alcohol, drugs in 2009
Prague, Dec 6 (CTK) - A total of 41,419 people underwent out-patient treatment for alcohol and drug addiction in 2009, 3 percent less than in the preceding year, according to the figures released by the Institute for Health Information and Statistics.

Clarke plans 'rehab revolution'
The justice secretary has said the prison system is "not delivering what really matters" and outlined plans for radical reform.

Brooke Mueller in Rehab Fighting Drug Addiction
Brooke Mueller, the estranged wife of troubled actor Charlie Sheen has checked into a sober living facility in California. The news broke earlier Tuesday morning when Brooke Mueller's mother confirmed it with sources in the press. Moira Fiore said her daughter is struggling to maintain her sobriety, People magazine reported. "[Brooke Mueller] is struggling with her so




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