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Drug Rehab Eludes Winehouse Again

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Wow. What happened to Winehouse? After nearly killing herself after a three-day drug and alcohol binge, she now says she won’t check into rehab and she just needs to spend time with her dad. And, believe it or not, her dad agrees. He says she’s going to be fine. Sorry, dad, you’re delusional. Your daughter more…

Is Drug Rehab Enough to Get Surgeon on the Straight and Narrow?

Posted under Drug Rehab, West Virginia

A surgeon in Charleston, West Virginia, surrendered his license and agreed to go to rehab, according to a recent news article. With four malpractice suits behind him – he won the first and settled the other three – the Board of Medicine finally launched an investigation that resulted in discussions with the doc, and he’s more…

Drug Rehab Not Included in $100M Grant for Cheese Heroin Education

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin

The cheese heroin deaths of two dozen children has prompted a $100 million federal grant for school districts in Dallas/Ft. Worth to educate children and parents on the dangers of the drug, according to a recent news article in the Carrollton Leader. While education certainly helps, the program unfortunately does not include drug rehab. “There more…

Bogus Drug Rehab Dangerous for Addicts

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Drug addiction in South Africa is growing, and its victims are getting younger and younger. In an effort to reduce the number of addicts in the country, more and more drug treatment centers are opening. But, if you are looking for help, beware, because bogus treatment centers are sprouting up all over South Africa in more…

Drug Rehab Views: Methadone Treatment Causes Car Accidents

Posted under Drug Rehab, Methadone

I just read an article about several car accidents caused by patients on their way home from a clinic where they received methadone. The most recent accident involved a 22-year-old man killing a woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter when he ran off the road through two yards and a fence. Is this what happens when more…

Drug Rehab Views: UN Says Drug Problem Is Stabilizing. Haven't They Been Watching the Media?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs

A recent report from the United Nations says the drug problem is stabilizing. “For almost all drugs — cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines — there are signs of overall stability, whether we speak of production, trafficking or consumption,” said Antonia Maria Costa, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Of that’s the more…

Drug Rehab Should Be the Next Step for Man Who Steals from Poor Boxes

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Sometimes people addicted to drugs can get pretty desperate, but this one brings desperation to a whole new level. A recent article tells the story of a 37-year-old man who was arrested in May when he stole money from poor boxes in a church where he used to be an altar boy. The money was more…

Drug Rehab To Be Funded by Drug Cash Seizure in Mexico

Posted under Addiction Help, District of Columbia, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Maryland

Drug addiction treatment will be financed by $206 million confiscated in drug bust  A recent article in Reuters reported that $206 million was found by Mexican police in the Mexico City mansion of Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was later arrested in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He is suspected of importing pseudoephedrine, an more…

Alcohol and Drug Rehab After DUI Common Thread Among Celebrities

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I’ve been reading about all these movie stars and celebrities in trouble with the law recently because of their drug and alcohol abuse, and it suddenly struck me that I (stupidly) hadn’t connected the dots. They were all driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, sometimes both. Many of them have announced intentions to more…

Is Drug Rehab Too Soft On Stars?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Intervention

Actor Daniel Baldwin, just out of drug treatment for cocaine addiction, is now blasting Hollywood drug treatment facilities for being too soft on stars. Maybe he’s got a point: they don’t seem to have much of a record as successful drug rehab programs. Baldwin recently aired his views on Larry King Live, covered in Hollywood.com, more…

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Q & A: Why Doesn't Rehab Work?

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I read a great article today regarding the viewpoint of addictions expert, Dr. Mark F. Kern on ‘addiction medicine.” According to the article, the AA retention rate is 5%, according to their own statistics. “Would you put your life in the hands of someone who only has a 15 percent success rate?”, said Kern. Although more…

Drug Rehab Funding for Treatment and Education

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

There may be hope for government spending for drug treatment. In a recent article, U.S. Representative Chet Edwards announced that he has secured $150,000 for a new Byran, Texas project called Project Focus – a drug rehab placement program designed to “combat the spread of crime associated with alcohol and drug abuse at the community more…

Prescriptions for Drug Rehab Instead of Drugs Might Help Prescription Drug Addiction Problem

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Percocet, Percodan, Prescription Drugs

I read an article in The Facts about the extent of prescription drug addiction, specifically painkillers, in the U.S. When I worked in a drug rehab facility the biggest problems were heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. They’re still big problems – it hasn’t gotten any better – but, according to that article, even in 2003 there more…

Drug Rehab News: Marijuana Causes Mental Illness

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Marijuana

The dangers associated with marijuana have been debated for years. Some say it’s the least harmful of illegal drugs and in California it is even legally prescribed for people with a variety of conditions including anxiety, cancer and multiple sclerosis. But a recent study may cause medical marijuana users as well as those who abuse more…

Back in Drug Rehab for Lindsay Lohan?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again. According to a recent article, she was picked up at 1:30 a.m. after a car chase with police and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, cocaine possession, bringing a controlled substance into custody and driving on a suspended license. This is just weeks after her stay at a more…

Drug Rehab Center's Former Patient Crashes Car into the Building

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin

I came across a news item today in Yahoo News about a man who crashed his car into a drug rehab center. He was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. The man, whose name was not released, crashed his car into the Clifton Heights Drug Treatment Center on Wednesday afternoon more…

Successful Alcohol and Drug Rehab Must Get Down to the Bottom of the Reasons for Addiction

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I understand Linsday Lohan is back in rehab. And she’s busted again, suspected of driving while intoxicated and possession of cocaine. Here’s the problem with ankle bracelets – they don’t actually stop the person from wanting or needing to drink any more than wearing a watch would stop a heroin addict from wanting or needing more…

Drug Rehab Could Have Saved Beloved South African Singer

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A successful drug rehab program is one that works. Brenda Fassie’s story offers a sad lesson in choosing the wrong treatment programs.   Brenda Fassie, the legendary South African pop singer who sold millions of records across Africa and around the world, died in a Johannesburg hospital on May 9, 2004 after spending 13 days in more…

Follow Up Drug Rehab With An Evening of "Club Soda"

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Here’s an upbeat bit of news that brightened my day: a new nightclub in Oklahoma City called “Club Soda” offers an alternative to people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. The name tells you everything – no alcohol, just sodas, milkshakes, and specialty coffee drinks. Sounds like a great idea, for everyone from those who more…

Drug Rehab No Longer an Option for Doc Writing Illegal Prescriptions

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Having fueled and profited from the habits of other drug addicts for years, Dr. Harry Black was arrested on June 7th for felony drug charges. The judge’s first ruling gave Black the option of treatment, but Black was ousted after only a week for breaking the rules. He’s now going to trial and facing 20 more…

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