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Addiction Recovery News 01/2006




Some hopes, some dreams (The Enterprise)
This is the time of year we renew our dreams — and hopes. Here are some of mine: For everybody from district attorneys to school officials and parents to finally open their eyes and acknowledge the damage being done by OxyContin and heroin addiction.

Funds needed in fight against drugs (Selma Times-Journal)
Go to any city in the United States, and you will find communities that struggle with a drug problem.

Lawyer: Brad Renfro in Drug Rehab Program (Rapid City Journal)
LOS ANGELES - Brad Renfro had his arraignment on a drug charge postponed Friday because he has entered a full-time drug rehabilitation program, his lawyer said.

HOT LIST: WHAT WE'RE OBSESSED WITH THIS WEEK (New York Post)
You've seen it out of the corner of your eye on the subway . . . that cute turquoise book cover with the candy sprinkle-covered hand. Oprah's latest book club selection looks like fluffy chick lit, but is actually James Frey's rage- and obscenity-fueled rehab memoir. And N.Y.C.'s eating it up.

Some hopes, some dreams (The Enterprise)
This is the time of year we renew our dreams — and hopes. Here are some of mine: For everybody from district attorneys to school officials and parents to finally open their eyes and acknowledge the damage being done by OxyContin and heroin addiction.

Around the NBA | Stoudemire rehab progressing well (Miami Herald)
There were some who believed the prognosis of Amare Stoudemire missing four months after microfracture knee surgery was just a ploy to keep season-ticket sales from plummeting, and that the truth was Stoudemire would miss the whole season.

Juvenile drug court considered (Sun-Sentinel)
Palm Beach County youth advocates see it all the time: teenage drug addicts who turn to stealing cars, breaking into homes and robbing mall shoppers so they can scrape together enough money to satisfy their next high.

State aims to kick meth habit (Casper Star-Tribune)
Fighting the addiction and crime that result from methamphetamine use will continue to be a priority for Wyoming in 2006.

Lend a hand or an ear to start year on right foot (Baltimore Sun)
Dan Rodricks Here's a suggestion for 2006: Be a mentor, be a mensch. Make a difference in the life of one man or one woman trying to stay off the drug corners and out of prison -- just by showing some interest. You could sign up for this service at an event Jan. 16 (see below), or you could phone in your support. Milton Bates did, and things have worked out pretty well so far.

Iran nabs 210 tons of drugs in 10 months (People's Daily)
Iranian anti-drug police have confiscated over 210 tons of illegal narcotics throughout the country from March to December 2005, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Inmate rehab garners support (Montgomery Advertiser)
Prison overcrowding is sure to be a tricky issue during the next legislative session, but a legislative survey by the Associated Press shows lawmakers have indicated strong interest in intense rehabilitation programs for inmates, especially those preparing to return to the free world.

Renfro skips court, enrolls in drug rehab (Chicago Tribune)
LOS ANGELES -- Brad Renfro was a no-show at his arraignment on a drug charge Friday for a good reason--he has entered a full-time drug rehabilitation program, his lawyer said.

Historian poured passion into Wolcott House rehab (The Toledo Blade)
Prudence Hutchinson Lamb, the widow of Toledo industrialist Edward O. Lamb and a local historian who helped to establish the Wolcott House Museum Complex in Maumee, died Friday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township. She was 101.

Around the NBA | Stoudemire rehab progressing well (Miami Herald)
There were some who believed the prognosis of Amare Stoudemire missing four months after microfracture knee surgery was just a ploy to keep season-ticket sales from plummeting, and that the truth was Stoudemire would miss the whole season.

TV Show Discusses Drug Use, Its Effects (RedNova)
By Andrew Becker, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif., Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jan.

Talk to your children about the dangers of drugs (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A reader writes: "For the first time, our family wasn't together over Christmas, and it about broke my heart. Our daughter (who's 16) wasn't with us because she's in a court-ordered drug rehab program. Why do young people get so messed up with drugs?"

NORA TO ENTER US DRUG REHAB (The Filipino Express)
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA --- Filipino superstar Nora Aunor, who was arrested in Los Angeles earlier this year for shabu or methamphetamine possession, has asked to enter a drug diversion program to clear the charges, prosecutors said on Thursday, December 15.

Funds needed in fight against drugs (Selma Times-Journal)
Go to any city in the United States, and you will find communities that struggle with a drug problem.

BILLY GRAHAM IN MY OPINION: Warn teens about dangers of drugs and peer pressure (The Charlotte Observer)
Q. For the first time, our family wasn't together over Christmas, and it about broke my heart. Our daughter (who's 16) wasn't with us because she's in a court-ordered drug rehab program. Why do young people get so messed up with drugs? I don't think she realized what she was getting into until it was too late.

'Brazilian' diet pills' true nature is elusive (Miami Herald)
With some customers saying they've lost more than 20 pounds in three weeks, Brazilian diet pills have become so popular they have spawned waves of imitators and counterfeiters -- and an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration.

Future is hopeful with Christ (Bradenton Herald)
F or the first time, our family wasn't together over Christmas, and it about broke my heart. Our daughter (who's 16) wasn't with us because she's in a court-ordered drug rehab program. Why do young people get so messed up with drugs?

Idahoans play key role in getting treatment centers (The Idaho Statesman)
The problem is us. The Idaho Statesman reports, "Audit rips Idaho drug-abuse treatment," but the headline should be, "Idahoans don't care enough about each other."

State aims to kick meth habit (Casper Star-Tribune)
Fighting the addiction and crime that result from methamphetamine use will continue to be a priority for Wyoming in 2006.

Drug addicts find hope in prison (The Des Moines Register)
Sheridan, Ill. — Shawn Pfister left prison last spring a hopeful man, believing he had finally seen the last of razor-wire fences and cinder-block walls.

Drug addicts find hope in prison (The Des Moines Register)
Sheridan, Ill. — Shawn Pfister left prison last spring a hopeful man, believing he had finally seen the last of razor-wire fences and cinder-block...

BILLY GRAHAM IN MY OPINION: Warn teens about dangers of drugs and peer pressure (The Charlotte Observer)
Q. For the first time, our family wasn't together over Christmas, and it about broke my heart. Our daughter (who's 16) wasn't with us because she's in a court-ordered drug rehab program. Why do young people get so messed up with drugs? I don't think she realized what she was getting into until it was too late.

Troubled actor Brad Renfro (Portland Oregonian)
enters rehab program, lawyer says Brad Renfro had his arraignment on a drug charge postponed Friday because he has entered a full-time drug rehabilitation program, his lawyer said.

Tory call for drug rehab directory (ic Lanarkshire)
Scotland should have its own drugs rehabilitation directory to help users and their families seek appropriate support, Conservatives have said.

'Brazilian' diet pills' true nature is elusive (Miami Herald)
With some customers saying they've lost more than 20 pounds in three weeks, Brazilian diet pills have become so popular they have spawned waves of imitators and counterfeiters -- and an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration.

PM to visit A&N to take stock of rehab work after tsunami (Outlook India)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be on a three-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar islands from tomorrow to review the rehabilitation work in the islands, ravaged by tsunami one year back.

Gambling growth fuels addiction concerns (The Olympian)
Objectors go to great lengths to avoid fighting Kevin Benderman spends his days sitting in a plastic chair in the stockade at Fort Lewis, completing a 15-month sentence for “missing movement” with his unit.

Calls made for a drug rehab service directory (The Scotsman: Health)
CALLS were made today for a Scottish directory of drug rehabilitation facilities to be published so it was clear what services were on offer.

Teen poker worries addiction experts (The Tucson Citizen)
It takes more than luck to win at Texas hold 'em, Eric Rothman says.

Drug addicts find hope in prison (The Des Moines Register)
Sheridan, Ill. — Shawn Pfister left prison last spring a hopeful man, believing he had finally seen the last of razor-wire fences and cinder-block walls.

Race helps men escape addiction (Baltimore Sun)
Run raises money for housing program Avery Martin says he wants to be a role model to his peers.

McKnight anxious for 2006 (South Bend Tribune)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- He stretches, he cuts, he goes through the motions in passing drills, but Rhema McKnight knows the word "rehab" will be part of his vocabulary a while.

Drug court to celebrate second year (Benton Courier)
The public is invited to join Saline County Adult Drug Court officials and participants to celebrate the program's second birthday on Monday at the courthouse.

In Our View: Treating addiction (Texarkana Gazette)
As the new year is the time for making resolutions for self-improvement, it seems an apt moment to consider a couple of programs, one in Arkansas and one in Tennessee, that aim to spur on people with addictions to get help.

Drug Court recognizes citizen efforts (The News Sun)
Lake County's new Drug Treatment Court recently recognized the generosity of several citizens prior to conducting the regular Friday court call.

Brees suffers torn labrum, faces four-month rehab (ESPN)
Brees suffers torn labrum, faces four-month rehab by ESPN.com news services Chargers quarterback Drew Brees suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but will still seek a second opinion on Tuesday from Dr. James Andrews before having surgery. Brees said it will take him at least four months to recover and rehab from...

McKnight anxious for 2006 (South Bend Tribune)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- He stretches, he cuts, he goes through the motions in passing drills, but Rhema McKnight knows the word "rehab" will be part of his vocabulary a while.

Drug addicts find hope in prison (The Des Moines Register)
Sheridan, Ill. — Shawn Pfister left prison last spring a hopeful man, believing he had finally seen the last of razor-wire fences and cinder-block walls.

RENFRO HEARING DELAYED AS ACTOR SEEKS REHAB HELP (ContactMusic)
LATEST: The arraignment hearing of BRAD RENFRO has been rescheduled as the actor attempts to kick his heroin habit in rehab. The GHOST WORLD star was due to appear in court on Friday (30DEC05) to face drug possession charges, but his case will now be heard later this month (18JAN06).

Western provinces lead attack on crystal meth, a drug horror story (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
EDMONTON (CP) - Crystal meth grabbed Sandy Bergen on the first toke, pulling her into a horror show that left her near death a year later in a hospital emergency room.

TV's drug-taking yobs gain cult status in Iran (Independent)
A series of computer-animated adverts is reviving the image of Iran's police force and reaching out to the huge population of young people.

Rehabbing Renfro a real-life client (Boston Herald)
BRAD RENFRO, the former child actor, has entered a drug rehab program after being arrested in an L.A. Skid Row police drug sting. Renfro, who starred in 1994's "The Client" when...

`Scrubs' Begins Its Fifth Season; `Relationship Rehab' Sticks It To Ex (Hartford Courant)
Fans of "Scrubs" (NBC, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) are justified in thinking the comedy is mistreated by its network.

Off-label use of cancer drug target of controversy (The Times)
Bringing a world of shadows into focus has been nothing short of a miracle for 84-year-old Rosa Lee Wyatt, of Karnack, Texas. "I can see," said Wyatt, who faced irreversible blindness in her right eye due to age-related macular degeneration.

A New Foe Threatens Tribe's Independent Spirit (Los Angeles Times)
The scourge of addiction grows as drug shipments are dumped along the Kunas' land in Panama.

State aims to kick meth habit (Casper Star-Tribune)
Fighting the addiction and crime that result from methamphetamine use will continue to be a priority for Wyoming in 2006.




Last Modified: 01/2006