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Addiction Recovery News 08/2007




Drug court to host third tournament (Hi-Desert Star)
TWENTYNINE PALMS — Joshua Tree Drug Court is hosting its third annual golf tournament Sept. 15. This is the main fund-raising event to support the local area drug court, which serves all of the communities in the Morongo Basin.

Drug czar will visit Dallas to chat about 'cheese' (Dallas Morning News)
WASHINGTON – President Bush's drug czar will get a front-line tour Wednesday of Dallas' battle with "cheese" heroin, a potentially lethal form of the drug often targeted at teenage users.

Schilling Strong In 3rd Rehab Start (WBZ Boston)
Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings Tuesday night in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, putting himself in position to rejoin the Boston rotation this weekend. Dan Roche's Red Sox Blog More Red Sox News More Sports

Schilling strong in 3rd rehab start (Sports Illustrated)
Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings Tuesday night in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, putting himself in position to rejoin the Boston rotation this weekend.

Schilling throws seven strong in third rehab start (ESPN)
Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, putting himself in position to rejoin the Boston rotation this weekend.

Schilling strong in 3rd rehab start (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings Tuesday night in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, putting himself in position to rejoin the Boston rotation this weekend.

Schilling strong in third rehab start (KRQE Albuquerque)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings in his third rehab start for AAA Pawtucket. He probably will to rejoin the Boston Red Sox rotation this weekend.

Schilling strong in third rehab start (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Associated Press - July 31, 2007 11:03 PM ET COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings in his third rehab start for AAA Pawtucket.

Prescription Drug Addiction: A Utah Epidemic (2News Salt Lake City)
Utah’s prescription drug problem is being called an epidemic.

Drug items were found at Beck's home (Orange County Register)
PHOENIX (AP) – Police found evidence of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at former major league pitcher Rod Beck's home on the day he died.

Drug addiction killed pitcher according to ex-wife (12 News Phoenix)
On the front page of the police report under injury it lists, cardiac arrest. A medical examiner will determine the official cause but Stacey Beck, Rod's ex-wife, will tell you Rod's addiction to cocaine is what killed him.

Schilling strong in 3rd rehab start (MSNBC)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings Tuesday night in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, putting himself in position to rejoin the Boston rotation this weekend.

Health officials alarmed by spike in state's fatal prescription drug overdoses (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Nearly every day, the state medical examiner performs an autopsy on at least one Utahn who died of a prescription-drug overdose. Gripped by what Todd Grey says is a prescription-drug-overdose "epidemic," Utah now loses more people each year to lethal combinations of drugs - such

Diamond Jaxx: Cubs' Wood pitches 1.2 innings in rehab stop (The Jackson Sun)
Oft-injured Kerry Wood declined to talk with the media before his relief outing Tuesday night with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies. The right-hander, though, was happy to talk after pitching 1.2 innings at Pringles Park in what could be his final rehab outing before rejoining the Cubs.

Culture Club: Lohan can rise above her rehab woes (The Times of Acadiana)
Rehab for Hollywood's hottest celebrities is more like a stop at the Starbucks drive-through on the way to buy the latest Prada bag. That is especially true if that bag is big enough to store a weekend supply of cocaine and booze.

Loaiza might make another rehab start (San Francisco Chronicle)
Esteban Loaiza will throw 60 pitches for Triple-A Sacramento tonight, and his next step from there is uncertain. Loaiza had hoped that he might start at Texas on Monday, but he is under the impression he might have to make another rehab start. Loaiza...

Wood sparkles again in rehab (Daily Southtown)
Kerry Wood went 1 2/3 inning Tuesday night in a rehab stint for Double-A Tennessee against West Tenn.

NIDA’s Scientific Journal to become Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (National Institutes of Health)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health announced today that it is changing the name of its scientific journal Perspectives to the Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice , beginning with the November issue.

Court rules insurance companies must cover rehibilitation costs (Herald Standard)
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians battling drug and alcohol addiction will not need a second opinion from their HMO before entering treatment programs, a state appeals court ruled.

Beck's ex: cocaine addiction killed him (UPI)
The ex-wife of deceased baseball player Rod Beck said she believes cocaine addiction is to blame for his death in Phoenix.

Beck's ex: cocaine addiction killed him (Moldova.org)
The ex-wife of deceased baseball player Rod Beck said she believes cocaine addiction is to blame for his death in Phoenix.A medical examiner's report has yet to be published on the former San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs relief pitcher's June 23 death, but Stacy Beck said it was a cocaine addiction he had battled for three years that claimed his life, the Arizona Republic reported ...

Canopus BioPharma's StatC Drug Shows Superior Results for Treatment of Avian Flu and Other Influenzas (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
LOS ANGELES----Canopus BioPharma, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products and assay methods for patients suffering from infectious disease, bio-terrorism, cancer, and addiction, announced today groundbreaking results in animal trials for its drug candidate StatC against Avian Flu, Spanish Flu and Hong Kong Flu strains.

Schilling Strong In Third Rehab Start (KTHV Little Rock)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Curt Schilling pitched seven scoreless innings in his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. He probably will to rejoin the Boston Red Sox rotation this weekend.

PMC moots rehab scheme for wada residents (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
THE Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) would soon seek the State government's approval for implementing the rehabilitation scheme for those living in old dilapidated structures (wada) in the city that are getting affected by the various infrastructure development projects. If implemented, the rehab scheme will come as a relief to both the owners and residents of the wadas who have been fighting ...

Morris continues to push drug testing for mayoral candidates (WMCTV Memphis)
Mayoral candidate Herman Morris recently provided hair and urine samples to a drug testing lab for a 10 panel drug screen of illegal and prescription drugs. The results in every category came back negative.

White House announces grants for school drug testing (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - August 1, 2007 6:35 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - White House drug czar John Walters today announced grants for random student drug testing for six Texas school districts.

White House announces grants for school drug testing (KXAN 36 Austin)
DALLAS (AP) - White House drug czar John Walters today announced grants for random student drug testing for six Texas school districts. Walters, during a stop in Dallas, said the funding totals nearly $1.7 million.

Pedro's rehab start rained out (MLB.com)
Pedro's rehab start rained out

Agency given addiction study role (BBC News)
A parliamentary inquiry asks a Scots agency to give evidence into the extent of prescription drug misuse.

White House Drug Czar Announces Grants For School Drug Testing (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
White House drug czar John Walters announces grants totaling $1.67 million for random student drug testing at six Texas school districts.

Beck tragedy illustrates why drug issues can't be overlooked (USA Today)
This story will not get the headlines that Barry Bonds or A-Rod or Tommy Glavine are getting.

Six school districts in line for drug grants (Houston Chronicle)
White House drug czar John Walters on Wednesday announced grants totaling $1.67 million for random student drug testing at six Texas school districts, including two in the Houston area.

ChiSox reinstate MacDougal from rehab assignment (The Charlotte Observer)
The Chicago White Sox reinstated relief pitcher Mike MacDougal on Thursday from his rehab assignment in the minors. MacDougal, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 6 with right shoulder inflammation, went 2-0 with Triple-A Charlotte while not allowing a run in five innings. The 30-year-old MacDougal is 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA in 31 relief appearances this season for the White Sox.

ChiSox reinstate MacDougal from rehab assignment (Miami Herald)
The Chicago White Sox reinstated relief pitcher Mike MacDougal on Thursday from his rehab assignment in the minors.

Backe Ready for Rehab Start Tonight (KIII Corpus Christi)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Brandon Backe, who is working his way back to the Major Leagues after right elbow surgery last September, makes his initial 2007 rehab appearance in Corpus Christi tonight when the Hooks wrap up a their series with the San Antonio Missions.

Experts cite must-haves for effective rehab (CNN.com)
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says he used to love the thrill of freebasing cocaine.

Two Nicotine Addiction Puzzles Explained (PhysOrg)
The stranglehold of nicotine addiction leads to more than four million smoking-related deaths each year. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have now explained two roots of that addiction. The discoveries may offer new hope not just for smokers, but eventually also for sufferers of Parkinson's disease, a debilitating movement disorder that affects some 40 million people worldwide.

Addiction needs to be seen as health issue: Davies (Whitehorse Star Daily)
The Harper government’s policy on combatting drug abuse in Canada needs to recognize addiction is a public health issue instead of treating those affected as criminals, an NDP critic says.

Public Lives: Fighting Addiction, on a Variety of Fronts (New York Times)
A health official wants addiction treatment centers to provide clients with a program to cure nicotine dependence as well.

Backe looks solid in rehab outing (MLB.com)
Backe impressive in rehab start

Mets' Martinez Throws Simulated Game (Washington Post)
A day after his first scheduled minor league rehab start was rained out, Pedro Martinez pitches 5 1/3 innings in a simulated game Thursday against Mets minor leaguers.

Pedro 'well' after rehab outing (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Port St. Lucie, Fla. — A day after his first scheduled minor-league rehab start was rained out, Pedro Martinez pitched 5¤ innings in a simulated game yesterday against Mets minor-leaguers.

NIDA's Scientific Journal To Become Journal Of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (Medical News Today)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that it is changing the name of its scientific journal Science & Practice Perspectives to the Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, beginning with the November issue. [click link for full article]

Drug court to begin next month (The Beatrice Daily Sun)
A four-county court to handle drug-related offenses throughout southeast Nebraska is scheduled to be in session starting next month.The Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court, essentially a coalition between Gage, Fillmore, Jefferson and Saline counties, is slated to begin next month in Wilber.In the drug court, participants who have either committed felony drug-related offenses or committed crimes ...

Grant Memorial combines rehab services (Mineral Daily News-Tribune)
The Physical Therapy Department and Occupational Therapy Department at Grant Memorial Hospital have been combined to form Grant Memorial Rehabilitation Services.

Drug court turns addicts' lives around (Port Orchard Independent)
The Kitsap County commissioners’ chambers have never been this full, even for discussions about NASCAR or the comprehensive plan. But on July 27, 13 people graduated from Kitsap County Drug Court with friends, relatives and alumni cramming the room to cheer them on.

Lohan discussed rehab in mag interview (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lindsay Lohan talked about her first stay in rehab in an interview that Elle magazine says took place 36 hours before her drunken driving arrest over Memorial Day weekend.

Lohan Discussed Rehab in Mag Interview (The San Francisco Examiner)
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) Lindsay Lohan appears on stage during a taping of MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios on May 8, 2007 in New York. Lohan opened up about her first rehab stint for an interview that Elle magazine says took place 36 hours before her drunken driving arrest on May 26, 2007.

Lohan discussed rehab in mag interview (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lindsay Lohan talked about her first stay in rehab in an interview that Elle magazine says took place 36 hours before her drunken driving arrest over Memorial Day weekend. "I was growing up and going out a lot, and I needed to have a balance," Lohan tells the magazine of her stay at the Wonderland Center in Los Angeles in January. "I was glad I went, because I needed to get away from everyone and ...

Lindsay Lohan to talk about her first stay in Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility (Pravda)
U.S. star Lindsay Lohan talked about her first stay in rehab facility center in an interview, which Elle magazine claims held thirty six hours before her last drunken driving arrest.




Last Modified: 08/2007