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Addiction Recovery News 06/2011




Florida governor signs drug screening for welfare
Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure
Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

Fla. welfare drug-screen measure OK'd
Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure
Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

New Whitehall Boca Vision Rehab Program Helps Prevent Trips and Falls
Whitehall Boca Raton has launched a Functional Vision Rehabilitation Program—help for those who have unexplained falls, swerve when walking, or have even abandoned reading. Developed by internationally recognized neuro-optometrist, Dr.

Home HeadQuarters Named Top Producer of Housing Rehab Units in NeighborWorks Network
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - 06/01/11) - NeighborWorks America, one of the nation's largest community development corporations, today announced that Home HeadQuarters based in Syracuse, N.Y. completed more residential home rehab projects than any other NeighborWorks organization -- 720 homes. In all, NeighborWorks organizations completed more than 7,600 housing rehab projects in 2010 ...

Ordonez to begin rehab with Toledo on Friday
Ordonez to begin rehab with Toledo on Friday

Tigers' Magglio Ordonez starting rehab assignment Friday for Mud Hens
Rightfielder Magglio Ordonez will go on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo. He has been sidelined since May 11 with right ankle weakness.

Tigers' Ordonez to begin rehab stint on Friday
Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez is scheduled to join Triple-A Toledo for a rehabilitation assignment.

Addiction program faces ax
A drug treatment program that supporters say has saved the state millions and helped turn around the lives of thousands of addicted North Carolinians is slated to be eliminated because of budget cuts.

Rehab ‘last chance' for Winehouse
Amy Winehouse’s latest trip to rehab hasn’t been fun, according to the Sun, as doctors at London’s the Priory treatment facility have reportedly warned the troubled singer to quit drinking all together. “It’s the last chance saloon for Amy,” a source says. “Doctors have come down hard on her because of the severity of her situation. It’s a harsh reality but she had to hear it.”At least Winehouse ...

Major panel: Drug war has failed, legalize pot
Global Commission on Drug Policy urges countries - particularly the U.S. - to stop punishing users who "do no harm to others"

Major panel: Drug war failed; legalize marijuana
The global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world, argues a new report to be released Thursday.

WH Rips Report Declaring War on Drugs Failed
The White House pushed back hard on a report set for release Thursday that will declare the global war on drugs a failure, saying the study is misguided and calls for policies that would only make the problem of drug addiction worse.

Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients, State Workers Ignites Debate In Florida
New rules in Florida that mandate drug tests for welfare recipients, new state government hires, and random testing of current state employees. The ACLU calls the actions unconstitutional. Gov. Rick Scott says Floridians should be assured that their tax money isn't supporting addiction.

Amy Winehouse out of rehab and "raring to go"
British singer Amy Winehouse has ended her latest stint in rehab in London and will continue treatment as an outpatient, her spokeswoman said on Thursday.

World to US: The Drug War Has Failed
That's the conclusion of a new international report , which advocates treating drug addiction as a health problem. Among the recommendations from the Global Commission on Drug Policy is a proposal for legalization in order to take the narcotics trade away from organized crime. The commission members are an interesting bunch -- former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Secretary of State ...

Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse checks out of rehab
LONDON -- British singer Amy Winehouse has checked out of rehab and is "raring to go" on her summer tour across Europe, E! News reported Thursday. "Amy Winehouse has completed her assessment at the Priory clinic in London and will continue as an outpatient," her rep, Chris Goodman, said in...

Amy Winehouse Checks Out of Rehab After 1 Week
Amy Winehouse's stint in rehab didn't last very long. PHOTOS: Celebrity rehab centers The 27-year-[...]

Rehab homes for ex-convicts
GEORGE TOWN: More halfway houses will be set up in all states to assist in the rehabilitation of former convicts. Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said most of the halfway houses were now in the Klang Valley, with some in Kelantan and Sabah.

Winehouse leaves London rehab
LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- British soul singer Amy Winehouse has left a London rehab after completing a week of treatment for alcohol addiction, her spokesman said Thursday.

Amy Winehouse checks out of rehab after a week
Winehouse is "raring to go" for the tour, according to Goodman, and will continue to seek outpatient treatment when necessary.

Mauer makes rehab start behind the plate
ARCHIVE | EMAIL Tyler Mason was born and raised in Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, he worked for the Faribault Daily News prior to joining FOX Sports North.

Rangers' Webb (inflammation) taken off rehab
Texas Rangers' Brandon Webb has inflammation in his rotator cuff

Rehab draws global praise
A TOUGH programme to get drug addicts and alcoholics in Edinburgh clean is attracting interest from across the world.

Amy Winehouse out of rehab, will continue outpatient treatment
Amy Winehouse checks out of rehab about a week after she checked in, will continue outpatient treatment.

Amy Winehouse Leaves Rehab After One Week
They more than likely tried to make her stay in rehab, and she said, Bye, bye, bye. Singer and public spectacle Amy Winehouse has left an in-patient treatment center in London after spending just one week there, the Associated Press reports...

Amy Winehouse leaves rehab after doing week for alcohol addiction
Amy Winehouse has left a London rehab after completing a week of treatment for alcohol addiction, her spokesman said Thursday. The 27-year-old Grammy Award-winner has been largely absent from the public eye in recent years while she battled addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Carpentersville’s Postler loved people, God
The later years of Pat Postler's life are a story of love and faith. Postler, who spent many years fueling a drug addiction with money from prostitution and cycling through abusive relationships, met a man who brought her back from the edge and found a God who gave her the strength to stay there.

Coke, Ordoñez complete first rehab starts for Toledo
A pair of Tigers vital to the team's success began rehab stints for Triple-A Toledo tonight in Scranton, Pa., tonight.

Failed drug war? Local experts weigh in
NEW BEDFORD — There are no easy answers, only layers of complexity, in the ongoing battle against illicit narcotics, according to local law enforcement and drug-addiction specialists reacting to a new report declaring the global drug war a failure.

Report: Whitney Houston seeks rehab encore
LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Troubled singer Whitney Houston has ordered another round of rehab after completing a 30-day program earlier this week, sources told TMZ.com.

PHT: Malkin ahead of rehab schedule
While the initial prognosis was that Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin would need six months to recover from surgery on a torn ACL and MCL, Dmitry Chesnokov reports that the Russian forward is ahead of schedule . Chesnokov points to a Russian report straight from Malkin’s father that the Penguins center began on-ice workouts in mid-May and was already undergoing rehab in Pittsburgh in that ...

Sandoval physically fine after first rehab game
Sandoval physically fine after first rehab game

Tonight's rehab start much better for Magglio Ordoñez
Tonight, as the Mud Hens' designated hitter, things were much better. He went 2-for-4 with a double.

Tonight's rehab start much better for Magglio Ordoñez
Tonight, as the Mud Hens' designated hitter, things were much better. He went 2-for-4 with a double.

Lackey has solid rehab outing
If John Lackey could pitch against American League batters as effectively as he pitched last night against the International League's Norfolk Tides, one major concern about Boston's starting rotation would be left in the rear-view mirror.

Neal Schon Turned Down Clapton. Was He On Drugs? Yes Recap
Journey guitarist Neal Schon says he's managed to get over his drug addiction issues

Zakk Wylde Vs Rehab Recap
Black Label Society mainman Zakk Wylde says he has no time for musicians who attend rehab

Rehab and renewal
“I said stay off the crack, and I still think that’s pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know?”—Charlie Sheen ANY form of abuse can ruin whatever dreams one may have set his sights on, even take away everything one has worked hard for. Substance abuse, be it drugs or alcohol, often ruin lives ...

Beyond AA: Online mag offers stories of addiction and DIY sobriety
TheFix.com is the public face of a recovery model that leaves plenty of room for harm-reduction approaches

FL gov defends welfare drug tests
Florida Gov. Rick Scott defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying "we shouldn't be subsidizing people's addiction."

Florida governor defends drug tests for welfare
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides "personal accountability."

Florida governor defends measure requiring drug tests for welfare
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides "personal accountability."

The Observer Forum: Letters to the Editor
In response to "Addiction program faces ax" (June 2): A myriad of reasons not to eliminate N.C. drug courts.

Whitney Houston reportedly seeks another round of rehab, life coach
Whitney Houston has ordered another round of rehab after completing a 30-day program earlier this week, sources told TMZ.com.

Richie Sambora -- Out of Rehab, Joining the Tour
Filed under: Richie Sambora , Music , Bon Jovi , Celebrity Justice Richie Sambora is out of rehab and has just landed in New York City, but he's not staying long -- he's rejoining the Bon Jovi tour. Sambora told our photog at JFK he was feeling good -- which was evidenced by the fact he signed dozens upon dozens of autographs for fans. He arrived from Los Angeles, but planned on heading right ...

Regional Rehab makes annual budget request
RIPLEY - Three Tippah County residents who used the services of the Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo in fiscal year 2010 received 55 speech therapy contacts.

For Discussion: Florida Governor On Welfare Drug Tests ‘It’s Not Right To Be Paying For Somebody’s Drug Addiction’
Is this drug testing business really going to “hold people accountable?” True enough, taxpayer dollars should not fund others’ drug habits but shouldn’t there be some sort of probable cause? Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that

Sambora completes rehab, is ready to tour
NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Richie Sambora says he has completed a stint in rehab and is ready to rejoin his band Bon Jovi on the European leg of its concert tour.




Last Modified: 06/2011