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Addiction Recovery News 02/2007




Miss USA, out of rehab, admits drug use (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Miss USA Tara Conner, who hung on to her title last month by going into rehab after reports of underage drinking, has admitted to using cocaine.

Lohan Continues Flirting In Rehab Facility (ContactMusic)
Troubled star LINDSAY LOHAN isn't letting rehab get in the way of her social life and has been regularly sending sexy text messages to potential admir

Recovering from homelessness possible (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — For six months in 2004, James Murphy lived on the streets of the Bronx, N.Y., estranged from his family, his wife and young son, and saddled with drug and alcohol addiction.

From the Headline rocks the Underground (Advance Titan)
Not every band falls prey to the rock cliché of making it big, only to blow their stardom on drug addiction and other outside pressures. For the Milwaukee band From The Headline, performing and writing music is all about the very nature of creating and sharing their music.

Man gets one year for drug possession (Bradenton Herald)
A Bradenton man was sentenced to almost a year in jail Wednesday after a jury convicted him of illegal drug possession.

HE JUST LOOKED LIKE A DRUG SMUGGLER.. STRAIGHT OUT OF SPINAL TAP (Daily Record)
A COCAINE smuggler who walked through Customs looking "like something out of Spinal Tap" was jailed for four years yesterday. Passengers on Dutchman Hermanus van Buitenen's flight were stunned to discover he had dressed so flamboyantly to smuggle the drug.

Courier News Online - Miss USA says rehab has opened her eyes (Bridgewater Courier News)
Miss USA TARA CONNER, who nearly lost her crown for hard-partying in New York nightclubs, says in the upcoming issue of People magazine that her recent stint in rehab was a wake-up call.

Quick action urged on Afghan drugs to head off AIDS (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Quick action is needed to fight Afghanistan's growing drug addiction problem to head off an HIV/AIDS crisis in the shattered country, leading health agencies said on Thursday.

Lohan craves sex, burgers in rehab (Independent Online)
The 'Mean Girls' actress has reportedly sent sexy text messages to Brody Jenner from a rehab clinic in Los Angeles.

Mother of drug-addicted baby could face charges (The Bay City Times)
BAD AXE - His name is Anthony, and police say he came into the world as a drug addict, fighting withdrawal symptoms since his birth on Jan. 17. His 25-year-old mother could be battling criminal charges in court, if prosecutors make a case.

Wearside children's drink and drug abuse (Sunderland Echo)
Hundreds of Wearside children are being referred for help due to concerns about drug and alcohol misuse.

Lohan Continues Flirting In Rehab Facility (Teen Hollywood)
Troubled star Lindsay Lohan isn't letting rehab get in the way of her social life and has been regularly sending sexy text messages to potential admirers according to media reports in the US.

Research Links Change in Brain with Addiction (PhysOrg)
A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has found a change in the brain that occurs after drug use and that may contribute to drug addiction.

Lohan Continues flirting in rehab facility (China Daily)
Troubled star Lindsay Lohan isn't letting rehab get in the way of her social life and has been regularly sending sexy text messages to potential admirers, according to media reports.

Rockin Rehab TV (antiMUSIC)
(Launch) Pete Doherty has been approached to star in a reality TV show about rock stars fighting drug addiction, according to reports.

Doherty Searched In Rehab (ContactMusic)
Staff at PETE DOHERTY's rehab clinic confiscated his guitar and amplifier to check they weren't being used to smuggle in drugs. Carers at the Capio N

Narconon works to end addiction to meth (Moorpark Acorn)
Efforts at reducing the number of methamphetamine labs in the U.S. have been working, but the demand for the drug is being met by meth manufacturers in foreign countries. Labs in Mexico that produce the drug are capable of producing 400 pounds of finished meth per day, compared to the 10 pounds maximum produced by domestic labs.

Miss USA exits rehab more aware (The Oregonian)
than she was: 'I'm an alcoholic' Miss USA Tara Conner, who nearly lost her crown for hard partying in New York nightclubs, tells People mag that her recent stint in rehab was a wake-up call. She also says that in addition to alcohol, she used cocaine.

Former Miss USAs slam Tara Conner for tarnishing crown (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Not everybody thinks that giving Miss USA Tara Conner a second chance is justified, and two former title holders of the beauty contest have slammed the tainted Kentucky beauty for her feral activities. Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, in an interview to be aired on 'The Dr. Keith Ablow Show,' has said that the reports of Tara's addiction to drug and alcohol were 'very ...

Rehab stay sweeps Tara into limelight (New York Daily News)
Tara Conner never could have imagined her tipsy tiara would lead to this - being little more than a TV sweeps stunt.

Doherty searched in rehab (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Staff at Pete Doherty's rehab clinic confiscated his guitar and amplifier to check they weren't being used to smuggle in drugs.

Breaking the cycle of drug addiction and crime (New Scientist)
Long-term treatment for addicts in US prisons may offer a way out for a million drug users

Melissa Rivers to Host Prism Awards Capitol Hill Showcase on Depiction of Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Use, Addiction & ... (RedNova)
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.: WHAT: The accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, addiction and mental health issues in film, television, video and music will be the primary topic at the PRISM Awards Capitol Hill Showcase.

New Attention On Dangers Of Prescription Drug Abuse (WKRN Nashville)
Metro Police and the TBI have charged three more people in connection to a prescription drug sting centered on the Brooks Pharmacy | | On Thursday, police charged Charles Burton, a retired state pharmacy board inspector, along with Richard Jett and Helen Michelle Weathers. | | Metro Police arrested Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley Thursday along with Brooks Pharmacy owner Glenn...

NIDA Launches Drug Info 'Centers of Excellence' (Join Together Online)
Four new " Centers of Excellence for Physician Information " established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are designed to support addiction awareness, prevention and treatment in primary-care practices.

McGovern to speak at March fundraiser (The Capital Times)
Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate George McGovern will be the keynote speaker at a dinner here to raise funds for the Teresa McGovern Center, a 30-bed treatment facility for alcohol and drug addiction on Madison's east side.

Pilot study shows withdrawal drug offers symptom relief to Crohn's sufferers (EurekAlert!)
A Penn State College of Medicine pilot study suggests a low dose of naltrexone, a drug used to ease symptoms of alcohol and drug addiction, may also bring relief to people with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans. The study results were released online this week in an early edition of the American Journal of ...

Cops ignorant of drug laws, says Borulkar (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Even though laws are in place to deal with drug traffickers and consumers in an appropriate manner, the police are yet to use those provisions which may alter the way drug consumers and traffickers are treated once they are in the dock. Chief Public Prosecutor S R Borulkar feels that the provisions have remained in the dark partially because of ignorance of law on the part of the accused ...

Williamson Co. Sheriff Enters Rehab, Remains In Office (WKRN Nashville)
Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley, who was arrested and charged with obtaining 1,900 prescription pills illegally, is now in rehab. | | Headley was picked up by Metro Police Wednesday night after allegedly buying pills at the Brooks Pharmacy in south Nashville. | | Sheriff Headley is still employed as the top law officer in Williamson County but for the next 30 days, at the very least,... ...

Sizemore named director of Wilson Rehab (News Virginian)
Richard Sizemore has been named the new director of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, effective Feb. 10. Sizemore’s appointment was announced Friday by James Rothrock, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Health groups gear up for gambling (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Stephanie Madl knows that drug and alcohol addiction often go hand-in-hand with compulsive gambling.

Highlights (Washington Post)
Tonight, "Dateline" (Channel 4 at 8) interviews Miss USA Tara Conner, now out of rehab. "Love Is a Four-Letter Word" (Hallmark Channel at 9) stars Teri Polo and Robert Mailhouse as divorce lawyers who have a romantic encounter and later find themselves on opposite sides of a divorce case.

Coming Soon: 15 Days Of Rehab For Every 15 Minutes Of Fame (Hartford Courant)
I'm starting to feel like the only person in the country who is not entering rehab, undergoing rehab or just getting out of rehab.

Drug Treatment Funding Boosted Again In UK (Medical News Today)
Funding for drug treatment services is set to increase as the Government looks to build on the progress made in getting people into treatment over the last few years. Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint, announced the Pooled Drug Treatment Budget is to increase from £375m to £388m for 2007/8. In addition, £10m capital funding will also be distributed. [click link for full article]

MURDER: Drug addiction led to murder (The Evening Telegraph)
HARD drugs were a key factor in the gangland killing of Pat Moore, the detective who snared his murderers said today.

Williamson County Sheriff Faces Rehab For Illegal Prescription Drugs (WKRN Nashville)
Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley, who was arrested and charged with obtaining 1,900 prescription pills illegally, is now in rehab. | | Headley was picked up by Metro Police Wednesday night after allegedly buying pills at the Brooks Pharmacy in south Nashville. | | Sheriff Headley is still employed as the top law officer in Williamson County but for the next 30 days, at the very least,... ...

CATHEDRAL STEPS DRUG PUSHER JAILED (Wakefield Today)
A DRUG pusher who set up a heroin deal on the steps of Wakefield Cathedral has been locked up for three-and-a-half-years.

CATHEDRAL STEPS DRUG PUSHER JAILED (Wakefield Today)
A DRUG pusher who set up a heroin deal on the steps of Wakefield Cathedral has been locked up for three-and-a-half-years.

In Rehab, Lohan Backs Out Of Movie (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Her publicist says Lindsay Lohan has dropped out of her upcoming movie "A Woman of No Importance."

Injured Marine Turns Troop Counselor At San Antonio Rehab Center (KXAN 36 Austin)
In San Antonio Monday, the U.S. military dedicated a $40 million rehabilitation center for troops with traumatic wounds. The kind of severe trauma seen at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston is amputation and also unimaginable burns.

To avoid more crowding, San Quentin to expand rehab program (KESQ)
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. Officials at San Quentin State Prison are expanding a pilot rehab program to try to keep paroled felons from returning to California's overcrowded prisons.

Sentence handed down for local drug offenses (DeRidder Beauregard Daily News)
The Honorable District Judge Stuart S. Kay Jr., 36th Judicial Court, Division A, recently handed down a written sentence convicting Eddie W. Northcutt on various drug charges.

San Quentin to expand rehab program to ease overcrowding (North County Times)
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. -- A pilot rehabilitation program at San Quentin State Prison will be dramatically expanded in an effort to keep paroled felons from returning to California's already overcrowded prisons.

Rural Development Ministry awaiting feedback on rehab policy (Outlook India)
Amidst agitations in Singur and Nandigram on the SEZ issue and displacements because of Narmada Dam project, the Union Rural Development Ministry is keenly awaiting early feedback from other ministries on its draft policy for rehabilitation of those displaced by the Special Economic Zones and other industrial projects.

POP QUIZ: Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance (San Francisco Chronicle)
To finish their third and latest album, "The Black Parade," the members of New Jersey screamo giants My Chemical Romance had to battle depression, drug addiction and real-life ghosts. All in a day's work, says front man Gerard Way of the disc that owes its...

Jade Goody "hated" time in rehab (Digital Spy)
Jade Goody has told friends that she "hated" her time in the Priory clinic. The 25-year-old originally intended to spend weeks in rehab after admitting that she is suffering from stress and depression following her controversial stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

MODEL IN TWO-FRONT TUG-OF-LOVE (New York Post)
A stunning former model is fighting to get back custody of her two daughters after a judge placed them separately with her ex-boyfriends - one a bouncer with multiple arrests, the other a Wall Street whiz who's battled gambling and drug addiction...

Rehab was worse than Big Brother: Goody (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Jade Goody has revealed that she went through hell in rehab, and it was even worse than Big Brother. The race-row star, 25, was meant to spend WEEKS in the famous Priory clinic but checked out on Friday after just five days. She admitted to friends she couldn't cope with the group therapy sessions-and was terrified one of the other patients would blab her innermost secrets ...

E.V. parents wake up to teens' drug nightmares (East Valley Tribune)
She earned straight-A's and never broke her curfew. Yet for the same price as a mocha latte and a muffin, the Gilbert High School junior was feeding a dangerous drug habit that could kill her. Like other teens, she bought heroin at school and smoked it between classes in the school bathrooms.

Rehab worse than Big Brother: Goody (IBN live)
Things only seem to get worse for disgraced Big Brother star Jade Goody, who says rehab was extremely traumatic.




Last Modified: 02/2007