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Addiction Recovery News 01/2007




Wounded officer may move to rehab center (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
BUFFALO, N.Y. Buffalo police officials say the officer wounded earlier this month when she was shot during a robbery may be moving to a rehab center soon.

New drug rehab program touted (The Herald-Sun)
For the last four months, a new program has been making it easier for Durham judges to decide what level of treatment -- if any -- should be provided to low-level criminal defendants.

MINI ME IN REHAB (Daily Record)
AUSTIN POWERS movie star Verne Troyer, above, has suffered a relapse in his battle against alcoholism. The 2ft 8in actor, who plays Mini Me in the spy spoof, checked himself back into a rehabilitation clinic in Michigan, US.

Columbia Care and Rehab staff surprise residents with Christmas carols (Columbia Daily Herald)
The staff of Columbia Care and Rehab on Trotwood Ave. sang Christmas carols to several elderly residents during their delivery of Meals on Wheels Dec. 20. Pictured is the group singing to Raymond Cockerham at his home. He and his wife, Thelma, are recipients of the Meals on Wheels program.

Vitamin D Or Boniva® (ibandronate) Reduces Bone Loss From Binge Drinking (Medical News Today)
It appears that alcohol-induced bone loss resulting from excessive binge-alcohol drinking can be prevented by vitamin D or the anti-osteoporosis drug Boniva® (ibandronate), a Loyola University Health System study shows. [click link for full article]

Lakeview Health Systems Drug Rehab Center, Specializing in Addiction Treatments Programs, Launches New Comprehensive ... (PR Web)
Lakeview Health Systems is a premier drug rehab center where recovery becomes a reality. Offering specialized addiction treatment programs and recovery plans including dual diagnosis, compassionate addiction treatment, and plans that are fully customizable to a patients needs, they are truly leading the way in addiction recovery. Their new drug treatment website fully showcases the state of the ...

Lakeview Health Systems Drug Rehab Center, Specializing in Addiction Treatments Programs, Launches New Comprehensive ... (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Jacksonville, FL (PRWeb) January 1, 2007 -- No one understands a struggle like those suffering from the clutches of drug addiction, alcoholism, and dual disorders.

ND's Carlson energized after rehab of injury (South Bend Tribune)
NEW ORLEANS -- Notre Dame tight end John Carlson dialed his iPod to more mellow, melancholy selections for the last couple weeks of the regular season.

Face it: You need more online 'friends' (The Huntsville Times)
Forget about caffeine and cell phones, forget about any drug out there: There's a new addiction that is taking the teen nation by storm. This not-so-dangerous addiction is called Facebook. According to its home page, Facebook is "a social utility that connects you with the people around you."

MWSS turns to rehab court to complete Maynilad deal (INQ7 Business)
THE METROPOLITAN Waterworks and Sewerage System has decided to turn to the rehabilitation court in an effort to prevent the three creditors of Maynilad Water Services Inc. from blocking the entry of a new major shareholder that will take over the west water concession.

Backstage Heat On Lauraintis, Henry's Rehab, & More News (Wrestling News)
Former WWE Superstar Giant Silva (formerly of the Oddities) defeated Akebono by submission in a quick fight at K-1’s Kyosera Dome New Year’s Eve show from Osaka, Japan. Akebono, who faced The Big Show a few years back at Wrestlemania, announced his retirement following the match.

Upbeat Greenway progressing well on knee rehab (WQAD Moline)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. While Chad Greenway can't put a positive spin on his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings, the first-round draft pick from Iowa has found a way to maintain his upbeat personality.

Upbeat Greenway progressing well on knee rehab (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. While Chad Greenway can't put a positive spin on his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings, the first-round draft pick from Iowa has found a way...

Nevada's New First Lady to Take on Drug Abuse (KTVN Reno)
(AP) -- Nevada's new first lady says she wants to tackle drug abuse and encourage reading while her husband is in office. Dawn Gibbons, the wife of Governor Jim Gibbons, says she intends to become what she calls a 21st-century first lady.

Drug abuse, reading are top priorities for Nev. first lady (Las Vegas Sun)
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's new first lady says she wants to tackle drug abuse and encourage more children to read while her husband is in office. Dawn Gibbons, whose husband, Jim Gibbons, was sworn-in as governor Monday, says she intends to become what she called a "21st-century first lady."

Rehab centre prepares for new year rush (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Drug rehabilitation services in New South Wales say they expect an increase in the number of people seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in January.

Kilroy-Silk 'is lined up' to attempt TV rehab on 'Celebrity Big Brother' (Independent)
He disappeared from British television screens when he was sacked by the BBC for describing Arabs as "suicide-bombers, limb-amputators [and] women-repressors".

Teen recounts struggle to break meth addiction (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SPOKANE -- It began like it does for most young girls with a boy and peer pressure. Before Kayln Kayle knew it she was addicted to crystal meth and it was a long and hard road to becoming clean.

Columbia Care and Rehab staff surprise residents with Christmas carols (Columbia Daily Herald)
The staff of Columbia Care and Rehab on Trotwood Ave. sang Christmas carols to several elderly residents during their delivery of Meals on Wheels Dec. 20. Pictured is the group singing to Raymond Cockerham at his home. He and his wife, Thelma, are recipients of the Meals on Wheels program.

Greenway upbeat about rehab (Argus Leader)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Having spent the past four-plus months rehabilitating instead of running around on the field, Chad Greenway can't really put a positive spin on his rookie season with Minnesota. The first-round draft pick from Iowa and a graduate of Mount Vernon High has found a way to maintain his upbeat personality, and he said Friday that he's ahead of schedule regarding his return from a ...

Bush Signs Law: More Patients May Be Treated For Opioid Dependence/Addiction With Buprenorphine (Medical News Today)
President Bush has signed into law an amendment to the Controlled Substances Act that will increase the availability of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence/addiction. [click link for full article]

'Drug courts' are battling addictions behind crime (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
James Forbes stands 6-foot-1 and weighs a healthy 210. But two months earlier - when he was stealing identities and writing fake prescriptions to fuel his addiction to painkillers - he was a hollowed-out shell, dozens of pounds thinner.

New Jersey Gov. Signs Bill To Establish Needle-Exchange Programs In Six Cities, Provide $10M For Drug Treatment Programs (Medical News Today)
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) on Tuesday signed into law a bill that allows six cities in the state to establish needle-exchange programs and provides $10 million to drug treatment programs in the state, the New York Times reports (Chen, New York Times, 12/20). New Jersey has the highest new HIV infection rate among women in the U.S. and ranks fifth in HIV prevalence in the country. [click link ...

Greenway upbeat about his rehab (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
Having spent the past four-plus months rehabilitating instead of running around on the field, Chad Greenway can’t really put a positive spin on his rookie season with Minnesota.

Now, a healing centre for Israeli drug addicts in Pushkar (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
By Lokendra Singh Pushkar (Rajasthan), Jan.2 (ANI): A Jewish society from Israel has set up a healing centre in Pushkar, a popular tourist destination of tourists from all parts of the country and abroad, to treat visiting drug addicts from their country. A large number of Israeli tourists visit India looking for drugs and other psychotropic substances. Called Chabad House, the healing centre ...

Mini-Me checks into rehab (Mega Star)
Did you have a good New Year's Eve? Drink a little too much? Then spare a thought for Verne Troyer. The diminutive Austin Powers star has suffered a relapse in his battle against the booze.

Now, a healing centre for Israeli drug addicts in Pushkar (New Kerala)
Pushkar (Rajasthan), Jan 2: A Jewish society from Israel has set up a healing centre in Pushkar, a popular tourist destination of tourists from all parts of the country and abroad, to treat visiting drug addicts from their country.

FRANCIS LIMPS TO REHAB (New York Post)
SACRAMENTO - In another ominous sign that Steve Francis' future is bleak, the Knicks guard has left the team and headed to Houston to rehab his tendinitis-wracked right knee. The symbolism was striking, as Penny Hardaway pulled the same maneuver...

'Mini-Me' returns to rehab (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Austin Powers star Verne Troyer's long-running battle with alcohol abuse has landed him back in a rehab facility.

New movies, rehab mark busy time for actor (The Columbus Dispatch)
LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams is back making laughs on-screen. The 55-year-old comedian voices two characters in the animated Happy Feet and performs alongside an ensemble cast, including Ben Stiller and Dick Van Dyke, in the holiday fantasy Night at the Museum.

EDITORIAL: Better to Spend Money on Treatment Than Prison (RedNova)
By The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jan. 2--Progress in drug treatment has long been stymied by a dearth of medications that treat addiction.

Rehab takes a holiday (The Columbus Dispatch)
Keith Urban will resume treatment after his Christmas holiday with wife Nicole Kidman. He has been receiving treatment for alcohol abuse at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, Calif., since October but took time out to fly to Sydney, Australia.

English is big at Naco, Sonora rehab center (ABC 15 Phoenix)
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- Some teachers might be taken aback if a man burst suddenly into their classroom with a box of apples and started tossing them out to students.

Greenway upbeat about rehab (Argus Leader)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Having spent the past four-plus months rehabilitating instead of running around on the field, Chad Greenway can't really put a positive spin on his rookie season with Minnesota.

Dawn Gibbons says reading, drug abuse are top priorities (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Nevada's new first lady says she wants to tackle drug abuse and encourage more children to read while her husband is in office.

Afghan White Heroin Floods into California (Join Together Online)
Potent white heroin from Afghanistan is pouring into the California illicit-drug market, supplanting weaker brown heroin from Mexico and raising fears of increased addiction and overdose problems, the Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 26.

Admitted Drug Dealer Gets 40 Months in Prison (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - A Canaan Township man who pleaded guilty to drug and firearm charges was sentenced to 40 to 80 months in state prison.

Nevada's New First Lady to Take on Drug Abuse (News 4 Reno)
Nevada's new first lady says she wants to tackle drug abuse and encourage reading while her husband is in office. Dawn Gibbons, the wife of Governor Jim Gibbons, says she intends to become what she calls a 21st-century first lady.

Mini-Me star out of rehab (Canada.com)
Verne Troyer as Mini-Me. Actor Verne Troyer – best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies – is battling alcohol addiction after a stint in rehab.

Reconstituted alliance is back in rehab business 01/03/07 (News-Herald)
WYANDOTTE — After more than two years of inactivity, the Wyandotte Community Alliance is back in business. The nonprofit group had been rehabilitating and building new houses in the city since 1984. However, the death of two people on the group's board kept it in limbo until earlier this year.

Wounded Belleville officer goes to rehab (Pantagraph)
BELLEVILLE -- A Belleville police sergeant who was shot in the face by a murder suspect in November has been released from St. Louis University Hospital to a rehabilitation center.

Columbia Care and Rehab staff surprise residents with Christmas carols (Columbia Daily Herald)
The staff of Columbia Care and Rehab on Trotwood Ave. sang Christmas carols to several elderly residents during their delivery of Meals on Wheels Dec. 20. Pictured is the group singing to Raymond Cockerham at his home. He and his wife, Thelma, are recipients of the Meals on Wheels program.

Bisbee English teacher big hit at Mexican drug rehab center (Tucson Citizen)
Some teachers might be taken aback if a man suddenly burst into their classroom with a box of apples and started tossing them out to students.

Drug treatment bill backed (Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore police commissioner, others call for more funding Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm is among a diverse group of city officials who are backing proposed legislation that would force the governor to spend as much as $30 million annually for drug treatment in Maryland.

Robin Williams out of rehab and back on screen (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After spending two months ensconced quietly in an Oregon rehab program, Robin Williams is back making laughs onscreen.

Scoop: Britney headed for rehab? (MSNBC)
The “Oops, I Did It Again” singer reportedly checked into an exclusive spa “for some R&R”—and some are wondering if the a third “R”—rehab—is in store.

01/03/07 Calendar (Yakima Herald-Republic)
ADDICTION HELP -- 6:30-7:30 p.m., Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob Hill Blvd. Fellowship and recovery for alcohol, drug, gambling or sex addictions. Call Keith Lamb, 965-5216 or 307-5204.

Ithacan to serve 2 years on drug charge (The Ithaca Journal)
ITHACA — An Ithaca man arrested in a drug raid last summer has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years of post-treatment supervision.

Drug Improves Tremors, Involuntary Movements In Parkinson Patients (Science Daily)
A drug used to treat epilepsy has been found to significantly improve tremors, motor fluctuations and other involuntary movements, or dyskinesias, in patients with Parkinson disease, according to a study published in the Jan. 2, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Drug treatment bill backed (Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore police commissioner, others call for more funding Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm is among a diverse group of city officials who are backing proposed legislation that would force the governor to spend as much as $30 million annually for drug treatment in Maryland.




Last Modified: 01/2007