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Addiction Recovery News 06/2007




Lindsay Lohan is ‘happy' in rehab, friend says (Orange County Register)
It's Friday and just about time to shift into weekend mode. But first, a few words about how Lindsay Lohan is getting along in rehab in case you were wondering.

DCHHS Provides Tips to Parents to Keep Kids Drug Free (The Carrollton Leader)
May 25, 2007 (Dallas) n Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) encourages parents to start to the summer right by talking to with their children about the dangers of recreational drugs, such as cheese heroin, and the devastating effects of drug addiction.

Lindsay is "happy" in rehab (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, June 1 (ANI): After a series of bizarre incidents, actress Lindsay Lohan has landed into the rehab again, and friends say that she is very happy being there. Friends of the 'Mean Girls' star claimed that she is settling well into her rehab treatment. "She's happy where she is and is just taking time to herself to learn and be okay. I've been in touch with her and ...

Portage drug rehab centre to get 14 more beds (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Premier Shawn Graham has committed $3.25 million to expand the Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Cassidy Lake, N.B.

Etcetera: Lindsay Lohan -- you too can survive rehab (Daily Southtown)
So, Lindsay Lohan is back in rehab after doing her best Tom Sizemore/Robert Downey Jr. imitation over the weekend.

Poor Things On Hold For Lohans Rehab (ContactMusic)
Lindsay Lohan's latest stint in rehab has forced back the schedule for her forthcoming film project Poor Things. Her decision to take some ti

Lindsay Leaves Rehab (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2007) – Earlier this year Lindsay Lohan made headlines for regularly leaving her Wonderland rehab program for a variety of personal outings and now it appears the star is doing it again at her new treatment locale. Lohan,who was arrested Memorial Day Weekend on suspicion...

Addiction Community's Influence Over Corporate Responsibility Grows (Join Together Online)
Anheuser-Busch's recent decision to pull its fruity Spykes drink mixers from the market represents the latest in a series of significant victories by the addiction field in confronting what advocates consider irresponsible marketing by big corporations.

Etcetera: Lindsay Lohan -- you too can survive rehab (Daily Southtown)
So, Lindsay Lohan is back in rehab after doing her best Tom Sizemore/Robert Downey Jr. imitation over the weekend.

Hamilton assured he's on the right path (TSN)
When the Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted Josh Hamilton with the top overall pick eight years ago, the North Carolina native assumed his path to the big leagues would pass through a stadium a short drive from his hometown. Alcohol and drug addiction derailed the start of his career, and Hamilton never rose beyond double-A ball in the Devil Rays' system. But on Friday, he was finally at the Durham ...

Timlin fails to get ticket home from Pawtucket rehab (The Providence Journal)
BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin had a closed-door meeting with manager Terry Francona yesterday afternoon, and the veteran right-hander was told he would continue his rehab with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

'Devil's drug' makes its Satanic rounds (Grand Forks Herald)
It's called the "devil's drug" and for good reason. Methamphetamine is so addictive that, at first, people thought that once you tasted this witch's brew, you would be addicted forever.

Rehab plans change (Pioneer Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. - Joe Mauer's rehab got moving in the right direction again Friday, but the past three days might have added a detour to his path back to the Twins' lineup.

DCHHS Provides Tips to Parents to Keep Kids Drug Free (The Carrollton Leader)
May 25, 2007 (Dallas) n Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) encourages parents to start to the summer right by talking to with their children about the dangers of recreational drugs, such as cheese heroin, and the devastating effects of drug addiction.

NIDA Announces New Tools For Drug Abuse Treatment - Blending Team Initiative Shortens Time From Research To Clinical ... (Medical News Today)
Two new products designed to speed the adoption of science-based interventions into clinical practice are now available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These new "Blending Team" products are part of an expanding portfolio that includes the latest research findings on drug abuse approaches and interventions. [click link for full ...

Out of the darkness of drug addiction (Canon City Daily Record)
For years, for Sean Conroy, there were no such things as limitations in life. “If something seemed like a patently bad idea, I was first in line,” he says with a mischievous smile as he stirs his coffee almost haphazardly with a flimsy plastic straw.

Rehab for Brandon League (OurSports Central)
New Britain, CT- The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that Brandon League is joining the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on a Major League rehabilitation assignment.

Relationships: Best and Lohan: his'n'hers rehab (Independent)
To paraphrase Lord Tennyson on the marriage of Thomas and Jane Carlyle, it is fortunate that Calum Best and Lindsay Lohan are together, since by any other arrangement four people would be screaming at each other in LA hotel rooms instead of two.

Mauer will rehab at Fort Myers, aims to rejoin Twins on Friday (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
OAKLAND, CALIF. - The Twins feel that they did the right thing in opening the season with veterans Sidney Ponson and Ramon Ortiz in the rotation, while making their highly touted pitching prospects a fallback option. Righthanders Matt Garza, Scott Baker and Kevin Slowey and lefthander Glen Perkins became spring training cuts, while the Twins gave $4.1 million to Ponson ($1 million) and Ortiz ...

Woman: Gambling addiction left her a ‘train wreck’ (The Joplin Globe)
GROVE, Okla. — It was Sept. 25, 2003. Rose Roach laid down plastic on the floor so her husband wouldn’t have to clean up the mess. She shut her eyes. She lifted a handgun to her temple and squeezed the trigger.

Mauer heading to Florida for rehab (Pioneer Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. - Joe Mauer has been working so hard, the Twins are rewarding him with a free trip to Florida. But it's no vacation.

Drug and DUI courts growing in popularity (The Florida Times-Union)
PEACHTREE CITY - Nearly two decades after the first drug court formed in the country, the alternative way to sentence repeat offenders continues to grow in popularity as more judges turn to them to cut down on familiar faces who cycle through their courtrooms.

Rehab sources (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Jason Siebert has found some troves of period treasures that give his 1880 brick row house just the Victorian ambience he wanted. Here are a few of his recommendations:

Up from the bottom is graduation theme (Modesto Bee)
TURLOCK — A college degree was not in Robin Smith's future. The Modesto mother of three said she spent 27 years ricochetting between homelessness, prostitution, drug addiction, prison and losing her children to foster care.

Firefighter who survived half hour underwater leaves rehab center (Zanesville Times Recorder)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A firefighter who fell into a river during a training exercise and spent nearly 30 minutes underwater survived because the river's cold temperatures slowed his body function and minimized damage to his vital organs, doctors said.

$50 million rehab plan for Austin gains steam (Chicago Tribune)
A $50 million redevelopment plan for the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side cleared its first hurdle Friday and could be approved by the City Council by the end of the year.

Tarrant sees rise in fatal drug mixtures (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
At first, the methamphetamine Kimberly Garner smoked kept her awake for five, six, sometimes seven days.

Welcome to Prehab ; In Today's Super-Organised World, Addicts Can Get Their Rehab Arranged Months Before They Hit Rock ... (RedNova)
Rehab has never been so pleasant. All over the UK, spa-like boutique addiction centres are popping up, promising to make the transition from drunk to sober as painless as that from cellulite to smooth.

Theater where Lincoln was shot undergoing rehab (The Plain Dealer)
UPDATED: 09 :01 a.m. EDT, June 03, 2007 Cleveland Indians mob Dave Dellucci after he knocked in the winning run in a 5 run 9th inning rally to beat the Detroit Tigers 12-11 Friday night at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bank boss stole to buy drugs (The Courier Mail)
A POPULAR bank manager stole nearly $75,000 from dormant accounts to feed his secret drug addiction, a court heard yesterday.

Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess (EurekAlert!)
A drug described by some people as a “genius pill” for enhancing cognitive function provided relief to a small group of Rochester breast cancer survivors who were coping with a side effect known as “chemo-brain,” according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study.

Lindsay Won't Leave Rehab For MTV Awards (AccessHollywood)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (June 3, 2007) -- Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Jessica Biel and Bruce Willis were among the celebrities poised to pass the popcorn at Sunday's 16th annual MTV Movie Awards, but Lindsay Lohan planned to pass the show. The actress, scheduled to be a presenter...

Lindsay Lohan to Skip MTV Movie Awards (Fox News)
Lindsay Lohan will skip the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday while she attends rehab, her publicist confirmed.

'ADDICT' ALEX IN HELP CRY (New York Post)
Men who go from strip joint to strip joint are often hooked on a sexual high as potent as a drug or gambling addiction - and risk getting caught as a cry for help, experts say. "People start having secret lives that take up more and more time,"...

Actor's son recalls long journey to and from addiction (San Antonio Express-News)
Lawford is speaking up on mental health and substance abuse.

Rehab centre on verge of closure (The Times of India)
The Handicapped Rehabilitation Centre is on the verge of closure due to inability of the district Red Cross Society to provide financial assistance to it.

DCHHS Provides Tips to Parents to Keep Kids Drug Free (The Carrollton Leader)
May 25, 2007 (Dallas) n Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) encourages parents to start to the summer right by talking to with their children about the dangers of recreational drugs, such as cheese heroin, and the devastating effects of drug addiction.

Study Calls for More Drug Rehab Centers (Arab News)
RIYADH, 4 June 2007 — Unemployment among Saudis is one of the major reasons contributing to the spread of drug abuse in the Kingdom, according to a study released yesterday. The research paper also discussed the need to establish more drug rehabilitation centers in the Kingdom.

Lindsay Lohan crashes back into rehab (Daily Aztec)
NEW YORK - One arrest, one hospital visit and one dented shrub later, binging party girl Lindsay Lohan finally did the right thing and checked herself back into rehab. The 20-year-old actress booked herself into the Promises center in Malibu on May 28. She was escorted by high-powered, Harvard-educated celebrity lawyer Blair Berk, who represented Mel Gibson after his infamous arrest for ...

Brain-boosting Pill Alleviates Post-chemotherapy Fogginess (Science Daily)
A drug described by some people as a "genius pill" for enhancing cognitive function provided relief to a small group of Rochester breast cancer survivors who were coping with a side effect known as "chemo-brain," according to a new study.

Blair makes family drug court involuntary (Altoona Mirror)
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s family drug court program no longer will be voluntary on the part of participants, Judge Tim Sullivan said. The ...

Marlins' Johnson has solid rehab start (The Palm Beach Post)
Count Marlins General Manager Larry Beinfest among those impressed by Josh Johnson's rehabilitation start for the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads on Sunday.

Bank manager stole $75,000 for drug habit (Perth Now)
A BRISBANE bank manager who stole almost $75,000 from dormant customer accounts to feed his drug habit was sentenced today to at least 12 months in prison.

Ex-pilot, 84, enjoys thrill ride on Harley (The News-Press)
Residents at Fort Myers Care and Rehab Center enjoyed seeing about a dozen Harley-Davidson motorcycles, listening to rock 'n' roll and getting...

Drug Use Is Increasing Among Young American Indians (Medical News Today)
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center have completed a study that compared the age of first-time drug users across the nation to the age of first-time drug users on and near two different American Indian reservations. Overall, American Indian adolescents were found to be at higher risk for trying marijuana than their peers across the country. [click link ...

Group helping drug-addicted new moms receives $10k grant (The Press-Enterprise)
A group that provides counseling, housing and other services to pregnant women and new mothers battling drug and alcohol addiction has received a $10,000 grant.

KMC Expands Rehab Facility to Meet Physiatry Demand (RedNova)
By Brandler, Emily Coeur d'Alene-based Kootenai Medical Center says it has built an addition to its McGrane Center rehabilitation facility to expand its physiatry services.

BROTHER, SISTER OPEN FITNESS CENTER (The Ironton Tribune)
Ironton has a new fitness and physical center. Neil Evans and LaDona McMackin opened Elite Rehab and Fitness in mid-April on the first floor of the Park Avenue Apartments building on the corner of Park Avenue and Second Street.

Cincinnati firefighter leaves rehab center (Coshocton Tribune)
CINCINNATI (AP) — A firefighter who fell into a river during a training exercise and spent nearly 30 minutes underwater survived because the river’s cold temperatures slowed his body function and minimized damage to his vital organs, doctors said.

Lindsay Lohan to skip MTV Movie Awards (USA Today)
Lindsay Lohan won't be attending Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, her publicist confirmed Friday. The actress, who checked into rehab earlier this week, was one of several celebrity presenters scheduled for the show.




Last Modified: 06/2007