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Addiction Recovery News 09/2006




Back in a Flash? Phillies' Gordon makes rehab start (ESPN)
Tom Gordon threw two scoreless innings in his first minor-league rehab appearance Thursday night since being sidelined by a strained right shoulder.

State lawmaker threatened by gun-toting sister (The Daily Comet)
A state lawmaker said he was threatened by his pistol-wielding sister in what the politician described as a step in his family's continuing battle against her drug addiction.

Center Responds to Teen Drug Problem: Treatment Home Will Open Next Week. (RedNova)
By Janese Heavin, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Aug. 31--A new residential drug treatment facility for teens -- the first of its kind in Columbia -- is opening early next week, and organizers have a dire prediction about demand for its services.

Phillies Gordon makes rehab start (TSN)
Philadelphia Phillies closer Tom Gordon threw two scoreless innings in his first minor league rehab appearance Thursday night since being sidelined by a strained right shoulder. Gordon, who hadn't pitched since Aug. 12, could rejoin the Phillies soon. ``I guess I'll find out tomorrow,'' Gordon said. ``I'll go to Philadelphia tomorrow morning, get evaluated and go from there. I think I'm not too

Village People Cop Plans Rehab Stint As He Awaits Sentencing (ContactMusic)
LATEST: Disgraced former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS is planning a stint in rehab after pleading no contest to drug possession charges. The YMC

Gordon makes rehab start (phillyburbs.com)
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Philadelphia Phillies closer Tom Gordon threw two scoreless innings in his first minor league rehab appearance Thursday night since being sidelined by a strained right shoulder.

Nixon scuffles in PawSox rehab start (Boston Red Sox)
Nixon scuffles in PawSox rehab start

Local groups honored for anti-drug efforts (Sioux City Journal)
Eleven area organizations that help reduce substance abuse in Iowa were honored this afternoon by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Iowa.

Village People cop wants rehab (News 24 South Africa)
The policeman in the '70s disco band The Village People, plans to enter rehab following his no contest plea to drug possession charges.

New residential center treats addicted teens (Columbian Missourian)
Columbia’s first residential treatment facility for teens with drug and alcohol problems opened Wednesday, making it possible for 12- to 17-year-olds to stay closer to their families while going through the process of overcoming addiction.

Village People cop to enter rehab (ABC 13 Texas)
The cop from the Village People is heading to rehab.

PSNI allowed to use child informers (u.tv)
Police in Northern Ireland have sanctioned the use of child informers, it has been revealed. The sensitive step came despite the force`s fears that children may be reckless with their own safety and that paying them for information could encourage drug addiction or prompt more crime.

Homeless in chance to kick bad habits (Townsville Bulletin)
NATHANIEL Ling kicked a "pretty nasty" amphetamine habit and is now about to captain Australia at the next soccer World Cup. His teammates and opponents have battled their own demons - drug and alcohol addiction, mostly, and all the trappings that go with it: crime and homelessness.

Recovery Month 2006 (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Join the Voices for Recovery and build a stronger, healthier community.

Breathe in: Biotechs go inhalable route in battling nicotine addiction (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Colorado biotech company has won a federal grant to develop an inhalable version of a vaccine that Nabi Biopharmaceuticals is developing to battle nicotine addiction.

City declares September National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month (McPherson Sentinel)
McPherson Mayor Bill Goering declared September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month for all citizens in McPherson during Wednesday's City Commission meeting.

Book Review: Journey Back by Dan Martin (Blogcritics.org)
Richard Jones is a paranoid schizophrenic and recovering drug addict who also seems to be more than a tad bit obsessed with sex. That said, he actually comes off as a relatively likeable guy in Dan Martin's Journey Back , which seeks to explore the impact of schizophrenia and drug addiction. Yet Jones still can't save this debut novel. When we first meet Jones, he leaves New York City and

Varitek gets home run in rehab game (Boston Globe)
Boston catcher Jason Varitek got a solo home run Friday in his first trip to the plate in a rehabilitation assignment with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox.

Varitek joins Nixon in Triple-A rehab (Boston Red Sox)
Varitek joins Nixon in Triple-A rehab

Father of murder victim arrested on drug charges (Quad-City Times)
The father of 19-year-old murder victim Vincelina Howard of Davenport is facing felony drug charges after Davenport police allegedly seized a small cache of marijuana from his home.

Gritton heads rehab services (Los Angeles Daily News)
VALENCIA - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has appointed Dr. Raymond Gritton medical director for rehabilitation services.

Probe widens in firetruck drug thefts (The Sacramento Bee)
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been called in to help investigate the theft of morphine from sealed vials on several Sacramento Fire Department engines, the county's emergency medical services director said Friday.

Tories say no decision on drug injection site until end of 2007 (Canada.com)
VICTORIA -- Health Minister Tony Clement said Friday any decision on the future of the Vancouver drug injection site has been put off until Dec. 31, 2007, a move that will keep the site open for another 16 months.

Drug dealer’s seen the light? (St. Albans Messenger)
ST. ALBANS CITY –– A St. Albans drug dealer with a checkered childhood could not convince a judge on Tuesday that she deserved a sentence lower than one suggested by the Corrections Department.

Village People cop eyes rehab (News 24 South Africa)
The policeman in the '70s disco band The Village People, plans to enter rehab following his no contest plea to drug possession charges.

Sox trio complete rehab assignments (Boston Red Sox)
Sox trio complete rehab assignments

Sox trio complete rehab assignments (MLB.com)
Sox trio complete rehab assignments

Drug Court seeks funding for rehab program (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON - Drug court organizers in McLean County are looking for a few offenders who want to conquer their addictions to illegal drugs.

Phillies closer Gordon solid in final rehab appearance (ESPN)
Philadelphia Phillies closer Tom Gordon pitched two scoreless innings in his final rehab start for Class-A Clearwater on Saturday.

Gordon strong in final rehab appearance (SportingNews.com)
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies closer Tom Gordon pitched two scoreless innings in his fin...

'Extreme' Rehab for Injured Vets (Newsweek)
The Pentagon is testing a new approach to mending the growing number of severely injured soldiers: extreme sports. A ride on the rugged road to recovery.

Volunteers rehab Ishpeming park (The Mining Journal)
ISHPEMING — A small, nearly forgotten park near Ishpeming’s downtown area has been undergoing an extended facelift over the past few years — thanks to the hard work and donations of volunteers who wanted to add to the beauty of the city.

White House Drug Czar Gives Local Treatment Shelter Thumbs-Up (KOLD News 13 Tuscon)
A small pile of crystals often proves a big problem and can start a dangerous cycle. "I was out running all over town, basically I didn't have a place to live, was into very heavy everyday use," said Tifani Saunders, a woman recovering from an addiction to methamphetamine.

Drug court seeks funding for rehab program (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON - Drug court organizers in McLean County are looking for a few offenders who want to conquer their addictions to illegal drugs.

At Least 17 People Have Died From Fentanyl Drug Overdose In New York City (Medical News Today)
At least 17 New Yorkers have died from fentanyl-related drug overdose since May 2006, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today. The deaths appear to be accidental overdoses of illegal drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, laced with the prescription painkiller fentanyl. There have been clusters of these deaths in other areas including Philadelphia, Chicago, St. [click link

Gordon ends rehab strong (Courier-Post)
Tom Gordon worked a pair of scoreless innings in his final rehab appearance for Class-A Clearwater on Saturday. Gordon, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder, allowed one hit to Dunedin and struck out two. He threw 22 strikes out of his 26 pitches.

Life after addiction (The Mail Tribune)
Their August wedding a commitment not just to each other, Nick and Nichole Dial also renewed vows to stay drug-free. Despite eight years together and two daughters, methamphetamine always kept the Dials from formalizing their relationship before last month's celebration with family and friends.

Rehab of Shelton High starts in earnest (Connecticut Post)
The $25 million renovation includes new heating and air conditioning units, additional classrooms and a modernized auditorium.

Drug fight faces new challenges, experts say (Globe Online)
CLEAR LAKE — Americans are making progress in combatting drug abuse, but new challenges and some of the old ones remain, a federal official told North Iowa anti-drug partners Thursday in Clear Lake.

Holcim embarks on P1-B rehab of Davao line (INQ7 Business)
HOLCIM PHILIPPINES will invest up to P1 billion over the next 12 months to bring its cement manufacturing facility in Davao City back to full operating capacity by mid-2007.

Youth grants tackle drug addiction, obesity (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Youth as Resources of central Indiana, a program of United Way of central Indiana, will be giving away grants of up to $1,500 each to youth interested in volunteer service projects.

City Hall takes Plan B for SF market rehab (Sun Star)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here shelved an earlier proposal of constructing the old public market through a bond flotation scheme and instead took Plan B, which is the rehabilitation of the market's wet section.

Gordon strong in final rehab appearance (phillyburbs.com)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Philadelphia Phillies closer Tom Gordon pitched two scoreless innings in his final rehab start for Class-A Clearwater on Saturday.

Marine rehab, recovery may take 10-25 yrs, say UP experts (INQ7.net)
GUIMARAS ISLAND -- Even as residents of this island grapple with the loss of their livelihood and suffer from illnesses due to exposure to the black sludge along their shores, they may feel the oil spill’s impact on the environment and rich marine life for a long time.

Hogan battled a 'nightmare of addiction,' his father says (Brown and White)
In August 2004, Greg Hogan’s parents dropped him off on South Mountain to begin his education at Lehigh. They were excited to provide so many opportunities in life for their high-achieving son, excited they were enabling Greg to pursue great things.

Osbourne Doherty Doesnt Want Help (ContactMusic)
JACK OSBOURNE is 'saddened' by Brit rocker PETE DOHERTY's addiction to drugs - and finds it frustrating he refuses help. Osbourne spent time in rehab

Phillies Scoop: Gordon feels stronger after last rehab outing (The Daily Times)
PHILADELPHIA -- Tom Gordon knew his team needed him back as soon as possible. However, he also knew they needed him back for all of September, and hopefully beyond. That was why Gordon chose to make a second two-inning rehabilitation appearance with Class A Clearwater Saturday night, even though that decision left the Phillies without their closer for their pair of doubleheaders against the

Addiction on call (Chicago Sun-Times)
Something was seriously wrong with Dr. Robert Berry as he administered anesthesia to a mother of three who was having her tubes tied. The anesthesiologist's face was flushed. He was coughing and sweating, and he kept dropping things.

Phillies Notes | Gordon says he's ready to close again (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Phillies finally have their closer back. Tom Gordon rejoined the team yesterday after he threw two innings Saturday in his second rehab appearance for single-A Clearwater. Gordon, who was not available to pitch in yesterday's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park, has not pitched for the Phillies since Aug. 12 because of a strained right shoulder.

Doherty: 'Rehab? It's more like a holiday' (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Pete Doherty's Babyshambles bandmate Adam Ficek has reassured fans their idol is doing well in rehab - branding it a "holiday camp".




Last Modified: 09/2006