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Addiction Recovery News 05/2011




Romero ready to pitch in rehab
Lefthander J.C. Romero said he would pitch in only one rehab game - Tuesday at single-A Lakewood - before being activated from the disabled list. He could return to the Phillies on Wednesday, which is the first day he is eligible to come off the DL.

Prescription for addiction: Government spends millions each year helping Michigan drug addicts get their fix
Addiction to prescription drugs is skyrocketing in Michigan, and the number of people receiving state-paid methadone as a maintenance drug is keeping pace.

Sambora Rehab Won't Stop Bon Jovi Tour Recap
Bon Jovi are planning to start a tour of the US and Europe tomorrow without Richie Sambora, after the guitarist checked himself into rehab

Strokes guitarist no longer a "drug weirdo"
Musician Albert Hammond Jr claims that he is clean and sober after beating his drug addiction.

Tigers' Martinez to start injury rehab assignment
Victor Martinez is getting closer to returning to the Detroit Tigers lineup. The veteran catcher-designated hitter, on the disabled list with a strained right groin, is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Toledo. The switch-hitter, signed as a free agent in November to a four-year, $50 million contract, has been out since April 19.

Joliet man’s addiction is a lesson for all
In life, John McFadden of Joliet was loving, kind and helpful to others. Now that he’s gone, his mother Dena McFadden is confident her son’s memory will do the same.On May 5, 2010, John, 26, died from a fentanyl overdose, the tragic end to his eight-year battle against prescription drug addiction. The box of fentanyl patches had someone else’s name on it. So to educate and help others struggling ...

Tigers' Victor Martinez to start rehab Monday in minors
Victor Martinez is getting closer to returning to the Detroit Tigers lineup. The veteran catcher-designated hitter, on the disabled list with a strained right groin, is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Toledo.

Sounds outfielder's rehab outing cut short by rain
Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan, whose final scheduled rehab game with the Sounds was rained out Sunday, caught a flight from Nashville to rejoin his Milwaukee teammates.

Prescription for addiction (part 1 of 4): Young Bay County mother combats decade-long addiction to OxyContin with ...
Amy traded the fiendish addiction that led her to steal, lie and serve jail time for methadone. She hopes one day, she can shake her dependance on methadone, too.

Tigers' Victor Martinez to start rehab Monday in minors
Victor Martinez is getting closer to returning to the Detroit Tigers lineup. The veteran catcher-designated hitter, on the disabled list with a strained right groin, is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Toledo.

Neftali Feliz To Make Rehab Appearance On Wednesday
Neftali Feliz will head to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday to make a rehab appearance, the first in-game action for Feliz since shoulder inflammation put the Texas Rangers closer on the disabled list. From Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram : Rangers will send Neftali Feliz to Frisco for an inning Wednesday after 46-pitch bullpen session today. Presumably that means the bullpen session ...

Prison ordered in rural burglary spree
Drug addiction led an Oshkosh man to commit a string of rural burglaries in western Winnebago County in 2009.

Rehab Center reunion is a happy time
When most of the patients arrive at LifeWorks Rehabilitation at Lexington Health Care Center, they would rather be anywhere else.

Rehab helps stroke survivors in Pascagoula
Stroke is a leading cause of death, but experts say 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Most people can reduce their risk of stroke through lifestyle changes. But if you do suffer a stroke, help is available at a clinic in Pascagoula.

Longoria wraps rehab with third homer
Evan Longoria suffered a strained left oblique two games into the season. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Former prison guard sentenced
Mark Hensel said a drug addiction led him to start selling pills to the inmates he supervised.

Former prison guard sentenced
Mark Hensel said a drug addiction led him to start selling pills to the inmates he supervised.

Prison ordered for Mark Bergner in rural burglary spree
Drug addiction led an Oshkosh man to commit a string of rural burglaries in western Winnebago County in 2009.

Mark Bergner of Oshkosh gets prison term for drug-related burglaries
OSHKOSH Drug addiction led an Oshkosh man to commit a string of rural burglaries in western Winnebago County in 2009.

Rehab center, site of fatal stabbing, contests fine
ELLENVILLE – The Renaissance Project, the drug rehabilitation facility where a client is accused of fatally stabbing a security guard before kidnapping a nurse and stabbing her, has contested the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration finding of violationand proposed $28,000 fine.

Scientists Continue Quest for Vaccines to Treat Addiction
Frustrated by the high relapse rate of traditional addiction treatments, scientists worldwide were working on a strategy that recruits the body's own defenses to help addicts kick drug habits, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Rehab center planned for Vick's ex-home
A Pennsylvania animal rights group said Tuesday it will buy the Virginia property where Michael Vick's dogfighting ring was housed, and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained dogs.

Steven Tyler talks drug addiction, alcoholism and more in new book
Steven Tyler says it was hard but necessary to chronicle his prolific substance abuse issues in his new autobiography. "The world knows I'm a recovering drug addict and alcoholic," says the Aerosmith frontman and and "American Idol" judge, who has just published "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir."

Addiction, Drug Cravings and Relapse
The first challenge for any addict wishing to kick his addiction is overcoming the mental and physical cravings for drugs or alcohol. Cravings are strong, uncontrollable urges to use drugs or alcohol that drive the addict to once again use addictive substances.

NCAT supports Law Commission’s recommendations on drug laws
The National Committee for Addiction Treatment (NCAT) fully supports the Law Commission’s recommendations on drug laws.

Steven Tyler rips 'Celebrity Rehab'
The Aerosmith rocker has been in and out of rehab countless times, but don't expect him to appear on the reality TV show about the addiction battles of the vaguely rich and famous.

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler rips "Celebrity Rehab"
Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler has been in and out of rehab countless times, but don't expect him to appear on "Celebrity Rehab," the reality TV show about the addiction battles of the vaguely rich and famous.

'Idol' Judge Steven Tyler Rips 'Celebrity Rehab'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler has been in and out of rehab countless times, but don't expect him to appear on "Celebrity Rehab," the reality TV show about the addiction battles of the vaguely rich and famous.

Fake 'Celebrity Rehab' addiction claim
Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler has been in and out of rehab countless times, but don't expect him to appear on "Celebrity Rehab," the reality TV show about the addiction battles of the vaguely rich and famous.

Doctor laments federal restrictions on drug treatment for addiction
A prescription drug has helped many Oklahomans kick an addiction to opiates such as prescription painkillers, but its availability is constricted by federal regulations.

Phils' Romero serves up strikes & food in Lakewood rehab
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - J.C. Romero gave the Lakewood BlueClaws a scoreless inning during the game, and a huge present afterward.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has fourth rehab stay
Jonathan Rhys Meyers reportedly checked into rehab recently to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.

Rehab on hold for Mariners' Aardsma
David Aardsma has saved 69 games for the Seattle Mariners over the past two seasons and he is getting closer to returning from January hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. But his rehab has hit a speed bump. Aardsma's return will be pushed back, according to MLB.com, due to a stiff arm. "We'll shut him down for a couple days , then have him play catch, throw a bullpen and get him back out there ...

Steven Tyler rips 'Celebrity Rehab' and Drew Pinsky in his new book
Steven Tyler has been in and out of rehab countless times, but don't expect him to appear on "Celebrity Rehab," the reality TV show about the addiction battles of the vaguely rich and famous.

Nicotine And Cocaine Leave Similar Mark On Brain After First Contact
Memory-like effects in brain reward pathway could contribute to drug addiction The effects of nicotine upon brain regions involved in addiction mirror those of cocaine, according to new neuroscience research. A single 15-minute exposure to nicotine caused a long-term increase in the excitability of neurons involved in reward, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The ...

Case Keenum rehab on schedule
Houston quarterback Case Keenum is doing well in his rehab from a torn ACL and should be ready to go when fall practice begins in August. Coach Kevin Sumlin said in a phone interview Wednesday that he would defer to the doctors when it came to how much Keenum would practice. But he also noted that Keenum would be eased back in, and would most likely not participate both times on a day when there ...

Punjab to set up Drug Prevention Board
Jagraon (Ludhiana), May 4 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced to set up a Drug Prevention Board to wean away the state's youth from the menace of drug addiction in the state.

Rehab issue sa aktres 'di mamatay-matay!
MULING pinaguusapan ang isyu na nasa rehabilitation ang isang aktres dahil sa drugs. Akala namin ay tapos na ang isyung ito dahil may ilang tagapagtanggol ang aktres n nagsasabing hindi ito totoo.

Moss Rehab Hospital Is ‘All About Art’
Artwork lines the walls along the hallways of Moss rehab hospital in Elkins Park for the annual exhibit of work by artists with disabilities.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers checks into rehab for alcohol addiction
London, May 5 (PTI) Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has reportedly checked into rehab to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.The star of films like ''Bend It Like Beckham'' and ''Match Point'', spent 10 days in a London clinic last month, reported Daily Mirror online.The 33-year-old actor''s stay at the Capio Nightingale Hospital is his fourth attempt at rehab and he is now believed to have left the ...

Addiction to legal drugs
Think of drug addicts as people scoring crack or meth on the streets? These days the biggest drug problems may be coming from the pharmacist.

'Golden Voice' Williams Headed Back To Rehab
Ted Williams, the Columbus man who became an instant celebrity earlier this year after a video featuring him went viral, says he wants to stop his drug and alcohol addiction.

Peavy closes out rehab with strong outing: 'I feel good'
TOLEDO -- It is so close now that Jake Peavy can taste it, actually savor the feeling.

Simon pitches five innings in rehab outing
Simon pitches five innings in rehab outing

Wes Bentley talks drug addiction, new role in 'There Be Dragons'
Wes Bentley talks about his new role in the Spanish Civil War drama, 'There Be Dragons,' and overcoming his drug addiction.

Golden-voiced Ohio homeless man returns to rehab
An Ohio homeless man with a smooth radio voice that made him an online sensation says he's going back into rehab for alcohol and drug dependency.

Golden-voiced homeless man from Ohio returning to rehab, hopes to tell Dr. Phil of progress
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio homeless man with a smooth radio voice that made him an online sensation says he’s going back into rehab for alcohol and drug dependency. At the airport in Columbus, Ted Williams told WBNS-TV on Thursday that he was returning to Origins Recovery in Texas. He agreed to go to the center in January after a TV interview with Dr. Phil McGraw but left after two weeks. Williams ...

Golden-Voiced Ted Williams Headed Back to Rehab
It was all too much for Ted. Ted Williams, the "golden-voiced" homeless man with a hidden talent for radio and voice-overs, is returning to rehab to rest after becoming...

Golden-Voiced Ted Williams Headed Back to Rehab
It was all too much for Ted. Ted Williams, the "golden-voiced" homeless man with a hidden talent for radio and voice-overs, is returning to rehab to rest after becoming...

Some leave rehab after smoking ban
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 6 (UPI) -- Smokers and non-smokers alike were more apt to leave substance abuse treatment centers after a smoking ban was instituted, researchers say.




Last Modified: 05/2011