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Addiction Recovery News 05/2006




Probation given in infant's death (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Lexington father whose 9-month old son died last summer after being left in a hot vehicle was sentenced to five years probation yesterday and ordered to spend six months in a rehab center.

Fresh hope for mentally ill drug users (Sydney Morning Herald)
There is fresh hope for mentally ill people battling drug and alcohol addictions, according to a world-first Australian study. -

Father Whose Son Died After He Left Him In Hot Vehicle Is Sentenced To Probation, Rehab (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The man whose nine-month-old son died after he left him for hours in a hot car last August was sentenced in a Lexington courtroom Friday afternoon to five years of probation and a six-month stay in a rehab center.

Wasted youth: 17 year old speaks about meth addiction (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Greenwood) February 6, 2006 - The highly addictive street drug meth destroys and doesn't discriminate. Meth addicts are men and women, old and young. WIS' Angie Goff had the chance to speak with a teenager who made the decision to use meth.

One Midsize Company's Answer To Compliance Pain (Government Enterprise)
Compliance with governmentregulations can be a big cost and productivity drain on small and midsize businesses. Care Rehab has found that automated inventory tracking can remove much of the pain.

In Legal Deal, Limbaugh Surrenders in Drug Case (New York Times)
The conservative commentator turned himself in as part of a deal to resolve an inquiry into how he got painkillers.

Stroke rehab study to test stimulator (Arizona Daily Star)
Offering hope to the millions of Americans disabled by strokes, a new brain stimulation device will be tested at the University of Arizona to see if it can restore lost function.

Limbaugh, Prosecutors Declare Victory in Rx Drug Fraud Deal (KYW News Radio 1060)
After three years under suspicion, Rush Limbaugh can finally put behind him the investigation that exposed the conservative commentator's own drug problems, thrusting him into the spotlight for the very things he derided in others.

JETS: Pennington to step up rehab program (The Star-Ledger)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Quarterback Chad Pennington is expected to intensify his throwing during a voluntary passing camp that begins May 30, coach Eric Mangini said yesterday. It's uncertain how much Pennington, who is coming off his second rotator cuff surgery in as many seasons, will throw.

Stroke rehab study to test stimulator (Arizona Daily Star)
Offering hope to the millions of Americans disabled by strokes, a new brain stimulation device will be tested at the University of Arizona to see if it can restore lost function.

Health-care spotlight (The Herald-Mail)
Khrys Thompson, clinical manager for Total Rehab Care and the Maryland Neuro Rehab Foundation (MNRF), was honored recently at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland Inc. annual conference.

Father Whose Son Died After He Left Him In Hot Vehicle Is Sentenced To Probation, Rehab (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The man whose nine-month-old son died after he left him for hours in a hot car last August was sentenced in a Lexington courtroom Friday afternoon to five years of probation and a six-month stay in a rehab center.

Rangers activate DeRosa (The Pueblo Chieftain)
CLEVELAND - Infielder Mark DeRosa was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday by the Texas Rangers, who optioned outfielder Adam Hyzdu to Triple-A Oklahoma. DeRosa has been sidelined since April 15 with a sprained left foot. He was hitless in two at-bats before being injured and sent to Oklahoma on a rehab assignment. In three games with the RedHawks, he went 6-for-12. DeRosa, 31,

New jail rehab program starts (Winona Post)
Representatives from Winona County’s Human Services and Law Enforcement wings announced a new collaborative jail rehabilitation effort in a press conference Friday morning.

Hundreds help home rehab (Akron Beacon Journal)
Just color Stow's Charles Cacuzza and Akron's Artis and Nettie Williams blessed beyond words.

Limbaugh signs deal to end prescription fraud case (USA Today)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed Monday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms. He also must continue treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers and he cannot own a gun.

Rehab drive for Liguasan Marsh spins off (Sun Star)
KORONADAL CITY -- A different battle is taking place in Liguasan Marsh, a vast wetland lying across the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato in Central Mindanao and Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Mom poisoning teenager gets rehab (UPI)
NUMAZU, Japan, May 1 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old Japanese girl who admitted to slowly poisoning her mother into a coma as an experiment was sentenced to juvenile rehabilitation Monday.

Limbaugh: drug tests, no guns (Seattle Times)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed today.

Limbaugh Signs Deal in Drug Fraud Case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed Monday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms. He also must continue treatment for his...

Limbaugh OKs Deal, Will Have Drug Tests (ABC News)
Rush Limbaugh Cannot Own a Gun and Must Submit to Random Drug Tests Under Deal to Dismiss Fraud Charge

Rush Limbaugh Deal Includes Drug Tests (CBS News)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the radio talk-show host after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Limbaugh Facing Drug Tests Under Deal (ABC News)
Rush Limbaugh and Prosecutors Sign Deal to End Prescription Fraud Case, Drug Tests Included

Lung rehab benefits COPD patients (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Pulmonary rehabilitation appears to decrease psychosocial illness, including depression and anxiety, in people who suffer from severe COPD, even without a specific psychological intervention, a study shows. It also has a positive impact on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life.

Lung rehab benefits COPD patients (Reuters via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Health)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulmonary rehabilitation appears to decrease psychosocial illness, including depression and anxiety, in people who suffer from severe COPD, even without a specific psychological intervention, a study shows.

Random drug tests, no guns for Limbaugh (CNN.com)
Rush Limbaugh must pass random drug tests for the next 18 months to satisfy an agreement filed Monday that will lead to dismissal of a prescription fraud charge if he stays out of trouble.

Limbaugh OKs Deal, Will Have Drug Tests (The Sacramento Union)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed Monday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms. He also must continue treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers and he cannot own a gun. The agreement did not call for Limbaugh to admit guilt to the

Limbaugh OKs Deal, Will Have Drug Tests (AP via Yahoo! News)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed Monday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Rush Limbaugh maintains innocence and freedom from drugs (WHO-TV Des Moines)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Rush Limbaugh says he hasn't "even craved a painkiller" since he left rehab.

No bond for one in Internet meth case; Other defendant sent to rehab (WREG-TV Memphis)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A federal judge in Chattanooga has denied bond for a 60-year-old man who told drug agents he cooked addictive methamphetamine each week for six years, sometimes ordering ingredients on the Internet.

Rockies' Helton Set to Begin Rehab (AP via Yahoo! News)
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will begin a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Rockies first baseman Helton to rehab at Colorado Springs beginning Tuesday (Slam! Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) - Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will begin a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The team announced the move before its game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Helton was hospitalized April 21 with an intestinal problem.

Rockies' Helton Set to Begin Rehab (Los Angeles Times)
ATLANTA -- Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will begin a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The team announced the move before its game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

Helton set to begin rehab assignment (MLB.com)
Helton set to begin rehab assignment

One Midsize Company's Answer To Compliance Pain (Business Intelligence Pipeline)
Care Rehab, a million-a-year manufacturer of products for physical therapy and rehabilitation, uses automated inventory management to keep in good standing with the FDA.

Get Me Out Alive (Washington Post)
I used to pride myself on my knowledge of the health care system, gleaned from many years of experience as a nurse. When I needed to make personal health decisions, I reviewed medical research and called friends who worked in nursing and medicine. Then I acted with confidence. The rehab hospital......

What a Rush: Random drug tests for righty ranter (Boston Herald)
RUSH LIMBAUGH must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed yesterday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies...

Marlins' Hermida leaves rehab game early (The Palm Beach Post)
Jeremy Hermida's quest to return to the Florida Marlins' lineup may have suffered another setback Monday night.

Dave Hickman: A rehab story to beat all? (The Charleston Gazette)
MORGANTOWN — The list of athletes who have struggled to come back from major reconstructive knee surgery in almost any sport you care to name is a long one.

Random drug testing required of Limbaugh (Kansas City Star)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Limbaugh agreement settles drug charge (The State)
Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests under an agreement filed Monday that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against him after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

National Hyperbaric Rehab Center Announces 50 Hospital Program Launch (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SALT LAKE CITY----May 2, 2006--National Hyperbaric Rehab Centers Inc. "NHRC" announced today a strategic partnership with a group in Houston to launch the national hospital program.

Random drug testing required of Limbaugh VIDEO (Kansas City Star)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Father Whose Son Died After He Left Him In Hot Vehicle Is Sentenced To Probation, Rehab (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The man whose nine-month-old son died after he left him for hours in a hot car last August was sentenced in a Lexington courtroom Friday afternoon to five years of probation and a six-month stay in a rehab center.

Crystal meth addiction on the rise (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
KERRY O'BRIEN: One in 10 Australians have used methamphetamines in their lifetime. That's a surprising number, and for a growing number of those users the drug of choice is crystal methamphetamine or ice.

How I blew $80m (The Daily Telegraph)
HE'S battled a 20-year addiction to booze, been in and out of drug rehabilitation centres, smashed up hotel rooms and been divorced three times.

Drug tests part of the deal for Rush Limbaugh (WIS-TV Columbia)
(West Palm Beach, FL-AP) May 1, 2006 - Rush Limbaugh is going to have to submit to random drug tests. It's part of an agreement filed Monday, one that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against him after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Wasted youth: 17 year old speaks about meth addiction (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Greenwood) February 6, 2006 - The highly addictive street drug meth destroys and doesn't discriminate. Meth addicts are men and women, old and young. WIS' Angie Goff had the chance to speak with a teenager who made the decision to use meth.

Random drug testing required of Limbaugh VIDEO (Kansas City Star)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rush Limbaugh must submit to random drug tests that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge against the conservative commentator after 18 months if he complies with the terms.

Rehab drive for Liguasan Marsh spins off (Sun Star)
KORONADAL CITY -- A different battle is taking place in Liguasan Marsh, a vast wetland lying across the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato in Central Mindanao and Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.




Last Modified: 05/2006