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Addiction Recovery News 02/2011




Suspect in 4 bank robberies says he needed money for drug addiction
The man accused of four recent bank robberies in Granite City allegedly told police he committed the crimes because he needed the money for a drug addiction and was down on his luck, court documents filed Monday indicate.

Sideshow: Of Charlie, rehab, and coke
Fans are thankful Charlie Sheen, 45, finally is in rehab - for what TMZ reports is a marathon three-month stay. The rest of the world is cashing in on the news.

Drug addiction separated father, son
Seventeen-year-old John Maco Deaton IV still has the weekly letters his father sent him about three years ago from the Clay County Detention Center.

Man claims drug caused sex addiction
A French father-of-two alledges a British firm's drug turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict.

Rehab model could save Fevola
THE Brisbane Lions should adopt the rehabilitation model that saved Geelong star Steve Johnson's career if they want to rescue Brendan Fevola.

FDA Declines to Approve Oregixen Diet Drug
FDA declines to approve Oregixen diet drug, requests more information on Contrave

F.D.A. Fails to Approve New Diet Drug
The F.D.A. said the drug, called Contrave, should undergo further study. The decision is the latest regulatory setback for makers of diet medications.

Charlie's in the house: Does at-home drug rehab work?
Charlie Sheen is reportedly undergoing another round of rehabilitation to cope with is drug addiction - only this time, he's getting the help delivered to his home.

Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab; Good Move for 'Two and a Half Men'?
Charlie Sheen, of "Two and a Half Men," is reportedly at home rehabilitating by means of an addiction expert, as reported at the New York Post.

FDA rejects Orexigen diet drug over heart risks
U.S. health regulators rejected Orexigen Therapeutics Inc's weight-loss drug and requested a clinical trial to resolve heart safety concerns, dealing a blow to what stood to be the first new diet pill in a decade.

Charlie Sheen gets personalized rehab
Charlie Sheen isn't being treated in a traditional facility for his latest round of rehab, relying instead on professionals who'll help him in private, his manager tells PEOPLE.

Charlie Sheen's rehab forces CBS sitcom shift
The production hiatus for the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," forced by star Charlie Sheen's latest rehab treatment, means more work for the "Rules of Engagement" cast, a source familiar with the network's schedule said.

Man Sues Parkinson's Drug Maker Over Gambling, Gay Sex Addiction
A 51-year-old man is suing the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, claiming Requip, the drug he took to treat his Parkinson's symptoms, turned him into a gambling and gay sex addict.

Chesco principal shares heartbreak of son's drug use and death to Montco students
ROYERSFORD — Through tears and heartbreak, Rick Dunlap recounted how prescription drug addiction abruptly ended his 20-year-old son’s life.

Elton John: Billy Joel needs rehab, tough love
Elton John says Billy Joel needs to get serious about rehab and "do something better" with his life. John makes the comments about his former touring partner in the Feb. 17 edition of Rolling Stone magazine. He tells the magazine the pair canceled many tours because of Joel's illnesses and "alcoholism."

Elton John: Billy Joel Needs Harsher Rehab
Elton John says Billy Joel needs to get serious about rehab and "do something better than what you're doing now." Watch videos of Elton John Calling it "tough love," John tells Rolling Stone that he's upset with his longtime friend and tour-mate because they've had to cancel numerous dates on their Face to Face tour over the years due to Joel's various ailments and "alcoholism." "He's going to ...

Elton John to Billy Joel: You Need to Go to Rehab
"He's going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they've been light," the legendary singer -- who went to rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 1990 -- tells the new issue of Rolling Stone . "When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs."

Charlie’s drug-filled, pre-rehab bender
Rehab is expensive — but if you’re Charlie Sheen, it’s a lot cheaper than living the wild life. TMZ has obtained what appears to be a $30,000 check made out to an adult-film star the actor partied with — prior to being rushed to the hospital, then checking himself into a treatment facility. The “Two and a Half Men” star is said to have made the generous gesture Wednesday, during a 36-hour bender ...

Researchers lead search for better drug-addiction treatments
( UT Southwestern Medical Center ) UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers are leading the Texas arm of a national network that conducts clinical trials aimed at finding effective treatments for drug addiction.

Billy Joel Responds To Elton John's Rehab Slam
Billy Joel is shrugging off Elton John's recent remarks about his rehab history. The legendary rock 'n' roller told Access Hollywood in a statement on Wednesday that he isn't angry at Elton John for claiming in the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine that the "New York State of Mind" singer needs "tough love."

Geauga Board looking for 2 residents for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Advisory Committee
The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services is seeking two Geauga County residents to serve as advisory committee members for its Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Advisory Committee.

Lawmakers predict action on addiction problem
CHARLESTON -- House Speaker Richard Thompson, D-Wayne, believes the state's growing drug addiction problem is so critical that the 2011 Legislature will take action to address the issue. But he doesn't anticipate any tax increases to help finance those efforts.

Denny Hecker Admits Drug Addiction
Fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker publicly admitted his struggles with drug addiction a week before his sentencing in federal court.

Researchers Lead Search For Better Drug-Addiction Treatments
UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers are leading the Texas arm of a national network that conducts clinical trials aimed at finding effective treatments for drug addiction. More than 100 community treatment providers and academic medical centers throughout the country are funded in part through the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Clinical Trials Network (CTN). The Texas ...

Drug in gambling addiction claim
A man who claims to have become a compulsive gambler after taking medication sues a health board.

Can Home Rehab Work for Charlie Sheen?
Charlie Sheen reportedly is getting help for his addiction by participating in rehab from his home. Sheen's unusual method of treating his addiction has made some wonder if the television star of 'Two and A Half Men' really can beat his addiction without the help of an in-patient rehab facility.

Parkinson's Drug Requip Blamed For Gambling Addiction / Gay Sex
In what may become fodder for the tort reform crowd, a French citizen has sued drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, blaming Glaxo's Parkinson's drug Requip for erratic behavior including persistent gambling and gay sex. As it turns out, the science appears to back up the claim. Read More: Man Claims Parkinson's Drug Turned Him Into A Gay Sex Addict [Meredith Melnick at Time ] Man Says Parkinson's Drug ...

Whoopi Goldberg opens up about her drug addiction
London, Feb 4 : Actress Whoopi Goldberg has, while co-hosting her talk show 'The View', opened up about the disturbing moment in her life that convinced her to quit drugs at the height of her addiction.

Whoopi opens up about her drug addiction
Actress Whoopi Goldberg has, while co-hosting her talk show ''The View'', opened up about the disturbing moment in her life that convinced her to quit drugs at the height of her addiction.

Congo gets first rehab centre for rape victims
Democratic Republic of Congo's first rehabilitation center for victims of sexual violence opened its doors Friday, weeks after a new spate of mass rapes in its troubled east.

Chesco principal tells heartbreak of son's drug use and death
ROYERSFORD — Through tears and heartbreak, Rick Dunlap recounted how prescription drug addiction abruptly ended his 20-year-old son's life.

Is 'Personalized' Rehab Best for Charlie Sheen?
Or would group therapy be better? The actor's manager says this is what's best

Thriving in Jackson: Orthopaedic Rehab has been serving Jackson since 1987
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists opened in 1987 in a house at 113 S. East Ave.

Experts debate merits of Sheen home rehab
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Addiction experts say there are pros and cons to U.S. television star Charlie Sheen's home rehab strategy.

Pens' Malkin has torn ACL, MCL, might try rehab
Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has two torn knee ligaments, the team revealed Saturday, and it's not clear if he'll need surgery.

Chesco principal tells Spring-Ford parents heartbreaking tale of son’s drug use and death
Through tears and heartbreak, Rick Dunlap recounted how prescription drug addiction abruptly ended his 20-year-old son’s life.

Rehab Center's annual telethon raises $72K
ONTARIO -- Thanks in part to the Rehab Center of North Central Ohio and The Center for Individual and Family Services, Kim Spisak of Mansfield is gaining her independence.

Preventing Drug Abuse in our Youth!
The best way to prevent an addiction to an illegal drug is not to take the drug at all.

Baron Geisler's manager shows proofs that the actor entered a rehab facility
Baron Geisler, hindi raw totoong nagpapa-rehab? Ito ang panibagong intriga sa controversial actor na matapos aminin ang pagkakalulong sa alcohol ay pumayag na sumailalim sa rehabilitation program sa loob ng tatlong buwan. Pero nilinaw ito ng manager ng aktor na si Arnold Vegafria sa taped interview sa kanya ng Showbiz Central, na ipinalabas kahapon, February 6. Ayon kay Arnold, "Si Baron, last ...

Baron Geisler's manager shows proof that the actor entered a rehab facility
Arnold Vegafria also denies reports that Baron has no funds for his rehabilitation.

Chesco principal tells Spring-Ford parents heartbreaking tale of son’s drug use and death
Through tears and heartbreak, Rick Dunlap recounted how prescription drug addiction abruptly ended his 20-year-old son’s life.

Hayden Panettiere: David Arquette Doing "Awesome" Post-Rehab
After David Arquette's recent rehab stint, his Scream 4 costar and friend Hayden Panettiere has a positive progress report. "He's doing great. He's doing really...

Drug programme gave me a future
A MOTHER-of-three who beat a decades-long drug addiction thanks to a city rehabilitation project is backing a new multi-million-pound scheme to help others facing similar prob

Adolescent rehab facility sought for Mineral County
With the right funds, Mineral County is the ideal place to open a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, says Tammy Hansford, resident of Short Gap and longtime nurse.

Lyons, Kress will lead board of mental health organization
John W. Lyons of Dover and Brian Kress of New Philadelphia have been elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.

Chesco principal tells Spring-Ford parents heartbreaking tale of son’s drug use and death
Through tears and heartbreak, Rick Dunlap recounted how prescription drug addiction abruptly ended his 20-year-old son’s life.

Belinda Carlisle On Romance With Michael Hutchence And Drug Addiction
Belinda Carlisle, the 1980’s pop star who had hits with Heaven Is A Place On Earth and group the Go-Go’s, has revealed secrets of her ten-year affair with rocker Michael Hutchence as well as the fact that she was addicted to drugs and alcohol for decades.

Drug Producer Afghanistan Experiencing Tragedy Of Drug Problems
KABUL, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Afghanistan, known as one of the leading producers of drugs and causing health problems around the world, is experiencing the same tragedy Tuesday, despite an international effort to stamp the illegal trade out.

Giffords' rehab fully covered, but not so for others
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain will be fully covered by a federal workers compensation program, msnbc.com has learned. Other brain injury victims struggle to find care.

Giffords' rehab fully covered, but not so for others
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain will be fully covered by a federal workers compensation program, msnbc.com has learned. Other brain injury victims struggle to find care.




Last Modified: 02/2011