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Addiction Recovery News 08/2008




Cocaine Addiction Linked To Voluntary Drug Use And Cellular Memory, Study Shows (Science Daily)
New research has uncovered a fundamental cellular mechanism that may drive pathological drug-seeking behavior. Rats that voluntarily use cocaine show a persistent cellular memory in the brain's reward center even after several months of abstinence from the drug, while their involuntary counterparts had no such memory, according to a new study.

Former Quake Mike Napoli to begin rehab (OurSports Central)
Angels Catcher Mike Napoli is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes beginning with Friday's game versus the Lancaster JetHawks at the Epicenter. Napoli is recovering from right shoulder inflammation, which forced him to the disabled list on July 7th.

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem? (About.com)
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those...

ESSENCE DANCES WITH MARIO: Magazine interviews singer about mother's drug addiction and other issues. (Eurweb)
*Essence magazine just put on its Web site a lengthy interview with singer Mario that delves into his personal life and includes an update on his mother, Shawnita Hardaway, whose former drug addiction was chronicled in a 2007 MTV special.

UCSF Study Shows That Cocaine Addiction Is Linked To Voluntary Drug Use And Cellular Memory (Medical News Today)
Rats that voluntarily use cocaine show a persistent cellular memory in the brain's reward center even after several months of abstinence from the drug, while their involuntary counterparts had no such memory, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

Addiction Carries a $5.8 Billion Price Tag in Oklahoma (Join Together Online)
Data from a 2005 task force report show that the direct and indirect costs associated with drug and alcohol addiction in Oklahoma outpace the entire cost of running the state government, the Oklahoman reported July 27.

Drug Use By Europe's Young People Leads To Risky Sexual Behaviour (Medical News Today)
High levels of alcohol and drug consumption by young people in Europe is leading to an increase in unsafe sexual practices and a consequent rise in sexually-transmitted disease infections, according to a recently published study by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA).

Piney River rehab planned (Vail Daily)
To mitigate the effects of campers, the Forest Service is planning on restoring a portion of the Piney River.

As the price of heroin drops, the drug is attracting younger users (The Framingham Tab)
Michael Baroud is getting older and his demon keeps getting cheaper. For much of his adult life, the 54-year-old Baroud has battled heroin addiction. The first time he dabbled with the drug he was a teen in the late 1960s, when a bag of heroin was about $30-$40 per bag, he recalls.

462-Pound Teen Says Food Addiction Is 'Killing Me' (Fox News)
Teenager Georgia Davis described how food is a drug as deadly as heroin for her – and the addiction has driven her to a life-threatening 462 pounds.

Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Taking creatine doesn't improve exercise outcomes in people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a U.K. study reports.

Chicago sends 3B Crede on rehab assignment (The Sports Network)
Chicago sends 3B Crede on rehab assignment

Post-surgery, Escobar plans for rehab (MLB.com)
Post-surgery, Escobar plans for rehab

Castillo makes rehab start in GCL (New York Mets)
Castillo makes rehab start in GCL

Argentine president calls for decriminalization of drug use (CNN.com)
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner repeated her call this week to decriminalize personal drug use and crack down on traffickers and dealers.

Sox's Crede starts his rehab assignment (Chicago Tribune)

Bird rehab gives young pelicans a second chance (Los Angeles Times)
Inexperienced fledglings look in the wrong places -- like fishermen -- for food and end up starving until rescue shelters come along. Emerging from dog crates facing the open ocean, eight rehabilitated brown pelicans padded down a Cabrillo Beach boat ramp Friday on absurdly short legs, wings flapping hard to gain lift as they rose into the air.

BISCUIT CRUMBS: Baldelli ends rehab stay, heads to Tampa (Montgomery Advertiser)
Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli, with the Biscuits the last 21/2 weeks on a rehab assignment, flies back to Tampa Bay today, but he's not sure what will happen after that.

James progressing with knee rehab (The Washington Times)
While his new teammates grind through another batch of drills, defensive end Erasmus James works alone - laboring to push a blocking sled across one of the other fields at Redskin Park.

Baldelli completes 20-day rehab stint (MLB.com)
Baldelli completes 20-day rehab stint

Drug addiction battle will be won or lost in schools (The New Straits Times)
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Colon won't be rushed through rehab (MLB.com)
Colon won't be rushed through rehab

Eyeing Sept. return, Hill to begin rehab (Washington Nationals)
Eyeing Sept. return, Hill to begin rehab

Paulino set for rehab assignment (MLB.com)
Paulino set for rehab assignment

Cuddyer ready for Triple-A rehab stint (MLB.com)
Cuddyer ready for Triple-A rehab stint

Dodgers ace Penny strikes out four in rehab start (ESPN)
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Brad Penny allowed two runs and six hits during a four-inning rehab start Saturday night for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

Penny allows 2 runs in 4-inning rehab stint (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - August 2, 2008 11:45 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Brad Penny allowed two runs and six hits during a four-inning rehab start Saturday night for the AAA...

Penny hits 98 mph in rehab start (MLB.com)
Penny hits 98 mph in rehab start

Ex-drug addict cooks up natural remedy (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge - In Thanh Hoa Province, one man is using herbal medicine to stomp out the drug addiction rampant in his community. After spending 27 years as a drug addict, Tang Ngoc San stumbled upon a natural remedy that helped him, and later others, end their slavery to the illegal substance.

Hospital chain seeks local rehab facility (The Ocala Star-Banner)
OCALA - A national chain of rehabilitation hospitals has applied to the state for permission to open a branch in Marion County, but the reaction among local hospitals and rehab facilities is mixed.

Drug addicts benefit from HIV drugs, too: study (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Drug abusers benefit just as much from HIV drugs as people who are infected sexually or some other way, Canadian researchers reported on Sunday.

New drug to be made available to help smokers quit (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
An anti-depressant drug, proved to be effective in tackling smoking addiction, will be offered under the universal healthcare scheme to encourage long-term smokers to quit the habit.

Gordon makes first rehab appearance (MLB.com)
Gordon makes first rehab appearance

Cubs Jon Lieber to Rehab with Chiefs at O'Brien Field Tuesday (OurSports Central)
The Peoria Chiefs in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs have announced that RHP Jon Lieber will make a rehab start for the Chiefs against the Burlington Bees on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm. Lieber has been on the disabled list since July 11 with a strained right foot.

Families called a valuable resource in fighting drug abuse (Deseret Morning News)
American anti-drug policies and practices are too punitive, prey on the poor and destroy the one connection that can help former users stay former users families.

Volunteer List: Answer addiction recovery helpline, drive cancer patients to treatments (The Tennessean)
Agency: The Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee

No Difference In Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Between HIV-infected Injection Drug Users And Non-users (Medical News Today)
An article published in a special HIV/AIDS issue of JAMA on August 6 reports that there is little difference in the survival rates between injection drug users (IDUs) and non-injection drug users (non-IDUs) who receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for four to five years. This research, conducted by Julio S. G. Montaner, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.

Highly active antiretroviral therapy offers similar benefit to HIV-infected injection drug users (New Kerala)
Washington, Aug 4 : New research from the University of British Columbia and St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, suggests that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can be as beneficial for HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) as for non-users.

New Drug Rehabilitation Center Where There is Care There Is Help (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Already combating addiction and drug problems, C.A.R.E FLORIDA continues to provide not only innovative methods, but community-driven solutions with the use of drug rehab scholarships through their website: www.helpanaddict.org.

Cuddyer headed for Rochester rehab (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Michael Cuddyer, who has been out since June 27 because of a strained tendon in his left hand, will begin a minor league rehab stint with Class AAA Rochester on Tuesday.

Stroke rehab may be poorer for arthritis patients (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
People with rheumatoid arthritis who suffer a stroke are likely to have lower functional ability subsequently than stroke patients without arthritis, according to a new study.

Kenton Co. Receives Drug-Free Community Grant (The Kentucky Post)
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Geoff Davis announced that Henry County, Kenton County, and Covington Partners in Prevention have each been awarded a $100,000 continuation grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Free Communities Program.

Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab Category: Health News Created: 8/2/2008 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/4/2008

Drug arrest at medical examiner's office (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A investigator with the King County Medical Examiner's Office accused of stealing prescription painkillers from the dead as well as from bodies stored in the county morgue has been charged with felony drug possession.

Glavine sharp in rehab start (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tom Glavine pitched four solid innings Monday in an injury-rehab start for Class A Myrtle Beach, allowing three hits and one run with one walk and four strikeouts.

Epilepsy drug may reduce insomnia, cravings in alcoholics (New Kerala)
Washington, Aug 4 : University of Michigan researchers have found that an epilepsy drug might reduce insomnia, and help alcoholics become sober again.

Refuge to mark its 40th (Deseret Morning News)
For the past 40 years The Gathering Place has served as a refuge for folks struggling with drug addiction.

Bird rehab gives young pelicans a second chance (Los Angeles Times)
Inexperienced fledglings look in the wrong places -- like fishermen -- for food and end up starving until rescue shelters come along. Emerging from dog crates facing the open ocean, eight rehabilitated brown pelicans padded down a Cabrillo Beach boat ramp Friday on absurdly short legs, wings flapping hard to gain lift as they rose into the air.

Flowers blossoms in Glavine rehab start (Atlanta Braves)
Flowers blossoms in Glavine start

$4 court fee proposed to help Vermilion County drug program (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – Drug addicts can encounter a lot of bumps in the road on the way to recovery, so Vermilion County drug court officials are proposing a $4 court fee to help smooth the way. Money generated by the proposed fee would be used to meet various needs of the participants in drug court, a special probation program to help those convicted of a crime beat their drug addiction. Program ...




Last Modified: 08/2008