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Addiction Recovery News 12/2009

In brief: Lounge owner in bank robbery case to enter drug rehab (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Memphis Lounge owner in bank robbery case to enter drug rehabThe owner of the Poplar Lounge charged with bank robbery will be released from federal custody to undergo drug treatment at an in-patient facility before his case proceeds, a judge ruled Monday.Gregg Drew, 52, was arrested Nov. 13 at his East Memphis home, where police tracked him following the armed robbery of the Trust One Bank at ...

Dangerous neighborhoods: Nursing homes admit mentally ill felons (Chicago Tribune)
She was a beautiful woman with broad cheekbones and an easy smile. But drug addiction dragged Maratta Walker into a life of prostitution and violence. By last year the 45-year-old had been arrested more than 35 times for crimes ranging from crack cocaine possession to slashing three people with a razor blade. Still, because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia  and suffered debilitating seizures ...

Slaying of nursing-home resident shows violence spilling into neighborhoods (Chicago Tribune)
Crimes frustrate Uptown and Edgewater, where a cluster of nursing homes admit mentally ill felons She was a beautiful woman with broad cheekbones and an easy smile. But drug addiction dragged Maratta Walker into a life of prostitution and violence.

Recovery Resources Announces New Websites for Alcohol Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Drug Treatment as well as Detox and ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Just in time for the holidays Recovery Resources has announced the launch of three websites helping consumers with drug and alcohol problems.

Gunman attacks rehab centre (The Star)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - For the second time in two weeks a drug rehabilitation centre in Mexico's violence-scarred Ciudad Juarez became a scene of carnage, when a gunman opened fire and killed 10 people, authorities said on Wednesday.

Rehab facility moving to Falls (Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron General's Edwin Shaw to rent floor at Falls nursing home 115 Shaw workers will move to Cuyahoga Falls building

Head of Hazleton drug services group advocates medical marijuana (The Citizens' Voice)
The head of Serento Gardens Alcoholism & Drug Services will appear before Pennsylvania lawmakers this week to speak in favor of medical marijuana. Ed Pane, president and chief executive officer of the Hazleton organization, said he'll deliver testimony

Rehab order for sex offences 30 years ago (North-West Evening Mail)
A MIDDLE-AGED man has been given a three-year community rehabilitation order for sex offences he carried out more than 30 years ago.

'Wii-hab' the future of rehab (Straits Times)
THE fun factor in physiotherapy at the National University Hospital (NUH) will go up a notch from March. This is because the popular gaming console Nintendo Wii, running specially designed software, will be used in exercise sessions aimed at helping recovering stroke or accident victims regain or strengthen their motor skills.

Addiction main channel of AIDS transmission in Afghanistan: Health Minister (People's Daily)
Afghan Minister of Public Health Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatime warned Tuesday that AIDS transmission among illegal drug users remains the main factor of spreading the disease in the post-Taliban country. "Addiction, especially using heroin through injection, continues to be the main channel of transmission of AIDS in Afghanistan," the minister said in a notice for Tuesday's World AIDS Day. Fatime ...

(WWE) Rey Mysterio Talks About Checking Into Rehab For Pain Pills (The Wrestling News Page)
In an interview to promote his new book, Rey Mysterio tells U.K.'s Daily Star that he checked himself into rehab last year after becoming dependent on prescription pain pills.

Concerns over ibogaine as addiction "cure all" (Scoop.co.nz)
The New Zealand Drug Foundation is deeply concerned at recent efforts by a group known as ibogaine.org.nz to promote ibogaine as an alternative treatment of drug addiction in New Zealand.

Eminem Talks Michael Jackson, Addiction, 'Different' New Songs (MTV Music Television)
Eminem talked to Complex magazine about his new songs and his drug addiction. "That's exactly what used to happen to me," the MC said of stories about the late Michael Jackson's pill addiction.

"Addiction treatment" may not be safe (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The New Zealand Drug Foundation says it is deeply concerned about a new drug being touted as an alternative treatment for addiction.

Injured officer ready to begin rehab (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Injured West Chester Police Officer Nicholas Gattermeyer has been moved to the Drake Center for rehabilitation.

"Addiction treatment" may not be safe (NZCity)
2 December 2009 The New Zealand Drug Foundation says it is deeply concerned about a new drug being touted as an alternative treatment for addiction.

'Big Bro' champ Adam Jasinski to rehab (Entertainment Weekly)
By Jeff Jensen Judge tells reality vet, arrested last month for possession of 2000 oxycodone pills, he must complete program as a condition of making bail

Studies show gambling addiction is illness (Deseret News)
LAS VEGAS — Experts who study gambling addiction remain a long way from knowing why people develop gambling problems.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love starts contact drills to rehab hand (ESPN)
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has started contact drills in practice as he continues rehabilitation of a broken left hand.

Pharmacological Treatments of Addiction (Psychology Today)
Facts about anti-addiction medications for alcoholism

Pleasant Hill delays rehab center vote (Walnut Creek Journal)
PLEASANT HILL — The City Council delayed a vote on a proposed alcohol and drug rehabilitation center Monday, after the meeting pushed well past midnight.

Narconon Offers Tips For Drug Addiction During The Holidays (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
During the holidays drug and alcohol addiction can increase as a result of stress felt during this season and other key factors associated with addiction. Narconon offers information on the cycle of addiction and why drug and alcohol use increase during this time as well as tips for addicts and their loved ones on how to handle the problem.

RP needs $4.42B for post-typhoon rehab (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The Philippines needs as much as $4.42 billion (around P208 billion) to fully recover from the damage and losses caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" and typhoon "Pepeng," which recently ravaged the country's capital and northern provinces.

Foreign donors pledge funds for rehab efforts (GMANews.TV via Yahoo! Philippines News)
The Philippines is hoping to raise huge funds from the donor community and private sectors until 2012 to finance reconstruction and recovery efforts following the disasters of tropical storm Ondoy and typhoon Pepeng.

Board OKs rehab grant (Lowell Sun)
TOWNSEND -- A family with five children who have lived in the Townsend Harbor area for 20 years will qualify for a Community Development Block Grant to repair their home. The money would be used to replace a failing heating system, drafty single-pane windows and a repointed chimney.

Japan pledges $250 mln loan for typhoon rehab in Philippines (People's Daily)
The Japanese government has pledged 250 million U.S. dollars worth of development assistance to the Philippines for the rehabilitation of areas damaged by typhoons Ketsana and Parma. In a speech delivered Wednesday at the Second Public-Private Sector Dialogue for Post-Disaster Assistance, Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura said the yen loan package will be coursed through the existing ...

Joliet council no vote on drug rehab house (The Herald News)
A couple of city council members were upset that they won't have a say on a drug rehabilitation house to be set up on Frank Street. The city's zoning board approved the rehab house last month, which apparently was the only approval needed for the project.

Twilight Star ‘Checked Into Rehab’ (Showbiz Spy)
CHASKE Spencer reportedly checked into rehab before landing his role in Twilight Saga: New Moon. The actor — who plays wolf pack leader Sam Uley in the movie — kicked an addiction to drugs during a five-week stay at the Northwest Indian Treatment Center, a Native American facility, according to the National Enquirer. “Chaske confided to me [...]

More young women are seeking treatment for cocaine addiction (Times Online)
Young women are increasingly requiring treatment for cocaine addiction after developing a drug habit in their teens or early twenties, figures suggest.

Community members fight drug rehab center (WYMT Mountain News)
Not in my backyard, that is what some people in a Louisa neighborhood are saying about a drug addiction rehab center setting up shop.

"Addiction drug" risky says Medsafe (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Ministry of Health's medicine experts are warning against the use of the psychoactive compound Ibogaine.

Rehab madrassa (BBC News)
Drug addicts offered therapy - and military training

"Addiction drug" risky says Medsafe (NZCity)
3 December 2009 The Ministry of Health's medicine experts are warning against the use of the psychoactive compound Ibogaine.

Twilight star checks into rehab (Daily Telegraph)
ONE of the stars of the Twilight movie series checked into rehab for to kick their addiction to drugs, according to a fellow patient who has come forward.

Controversial Location for Proposed Drug Rehab Center (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
Should a drug rehabilitation center set up shop in a residential neighborhood, right next to an elementary school?

Economic Crisis Causes Acute Demand for Affordable Drug Addiction Treatment (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Economic downturn causes demand for affordable drug and alcohol rehab programs. Mountainside in Connecticut cites a sharp increase in demand for its services and attributes stress caused by economic crisis which has led to an increase in alcoholic binge drinking, drug abuse and marital problems.

'New moon' actor Chaske Spencer visited rehab for drug addiction (New Kerala)
Melbourne, December 03 : 'Twilight Saga: New Moon' actor Chaske Spencer visited rehab to fight drugs before shooting the film, it has emerged.

Substance Abuse Opium Addiction Therapy Area Pipeline Report - New Report Published (OfficialWire)
The Opium Addiction Therapy Area Pipeline Report contains detailed information on the allergy drug pipeline. This report provides insight into the pipeline status of opium addiction drugs by company and by stage as well as a summary of the latest news and developments in this area.

Gaza gets death penalty to halt drug scourge (The Star)
GAZA (Reuters) - Alarmed by mounting drug abuse and addiction among the cooped-up Palestinians of Gaza, Islamist rulers of the enclave plan to introduce the death penalty for gangs getting rich off smuggled narcotics.

Fruit flies may offer drug addiction treatment (New Kerala)
Washington, Dec 3 : Scientists suggest that fruit flies can prove to be an effective research model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs abuse on the brain.

Housing Resources receives grant to rehab foreclosed Hudson properties (Mid-Hudson News)
HUDSON – Housing Resources of Columbia County, Inc. will be able to target foreclosed properties in the City of Hudson area and turn them into viable housing for low- to moderate-income families, because of a grant the agency has received.

Orthopedic rehab with room service (Douglas County News-Press)
Mark Fritz, chief executive officer for Remington Medical Resorts, said the proposed Lone Tree facility looks like a five-star hotel, but acts like a rehabilitation hospital.

Fruit flies are valid models for studying drug addiction in humans, says scientists (News-Medical-Net)
Fruit flies may seem like unlikely heroes in the battle against drug abuse, but new research suggests that these insects - already used to study dozens of human disease - could claim that role. Scientists are reporting that fruit flies can be used as a simpler and more convenient animal model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs of abuse on the brain.

Fighting the pixel addiction: a look at gamer rehab (Ars Technica)
At one point or another, most of us have probably heard someone talk about how their kids are addicted to video games. The concern is understandable: a lot of parents don't have a background with video games, and seeing their kids so obsessed with something they're not familiar with can be worrying. In some cases, parents are worrying over nothing, but in other instances, their concerns are well ...

Twilight star 'checks into rehab' (News.com.au)
TWILIGHT star has reportedly checked into rehab to kick his addiction to drugs, report says.

Alcohol tops admissions for rehab (Sky News Australia)
Alcohol has again outstripped illicit drugs such as heroin and ice as the number one reason for admissions at a major Australian rehab service.

Alcohol tops admissions for rehab (BigPond News)
Alcohol has outstripped illicit drugs as the number one reason for admissions at a major Aust rehab service.

Good Parenting Creates Drug-Free Kids, CASA Conference Experts Say (Join Together Online)
Of all the answers offered at a recent conference on "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope," perhaps the final one from Joseph A. Califano, chairman and founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University , best summed up the advice to parents.

Montvale Rehab and Spinal Health Care Center (The Record and Herald News)
"From early on in practice with my father, I always envisioned creating a one-stop shop for healthcare," says David Saint, DC. Partnering with other doctors who shared his vision, Dr. Saint made his dream a reality and established Montvale Rehab & Spinal Care Center, a fully integrated healthcare facility that focuses on whole body physical well being.

LETTER: Stocked Bar for Holidays can be Introduction to Addiction (Florence Morning News)
Thanksgiving is the kickoff to the holiday season where family and friends get together to celebrate and reminisce about the past year. Most people would not believe that a fully stocked refrigerator and bar could precede an alcohol or drug addiction later in life.

Last Modified: 12/2009