More MPs 'seeking alcoholism help'

More MPs 'seeking alcoholism help'
The Press Association
Commons Speaker John Bercow said more MPs are seeking help for alcoholism as Parliament attempts to crack down on Westminster's drinking culture. Mr Bercow also suggested there may be politicians with "other addiction issues" as he insisted the House ...

Fire at addict rehabilitation center in Peru kills 14 people, 2nd deadly rehab ...
Washington Post
CHOSICA, Peru — A predawn fire swept through a drug rehabilitation center in a town on Lima's outskirts Saturday, killing 14 people in the second blaze in Peru this year to claim the lives of addicts trapped behind locked doors in a private treatment ...

Football concussions to blame for Schlichter's troubles, his lawyer says
Chicago Tribune
Repeated concussions drove Art Schlichter's gambling addiction and 30 years of criminal behavior, his attorney said yesterday after a federal judge sentenced the former quarterback to more than a decade in prison."At least now, he understands there is ...

Cumberland County author Nelson Trout recounts travails of addiction and recovery
The Bridgeton News -
Since the beginning of 2009, he has gone through the entire brutal cycle of drug addiction and recovery. Along the way he lost his house, his marriage of 32 years fell apart leaving him heartbroken and he was even forced to leave his dog behind when he ...

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Couple undergoes meth addiction, recovery together
Jackson County Floridan
Heather, his wife for 15 years, struggled for about seven years with her own meth addiction. The two are now 33 years old and clean for about three-and-a-half years. Kyle ministers to inmates as a chaplain two to three times a week.

John Bercow: More MPs seeking help with alcoholism
Commons speaker John Bercow has claimed more and more MPs are seeking help for their alcoholism as he attempts to crack down on a drinking culture in Westminster. Mr Bercow told Sky News there were politicians with 'other addictionissues' besides ...


Wife ponders leaving alcoholic
Toronto Sun
He is an alcoholic. His first marriage ended in divorce because of his drinking. He was sober for six years. We got married three years into his sobriety. We have two children. His drinking made him lose his job last summer and now he does odd jobs.

Pill babies: New infant addiction
Times Daily
“Over the last few years, we've had a couple of cases where children were born with a cocaineaddiction, but so far, we've escaped from seeing any born addicted to pills,” Tuscumbia police Sgt. Stuart Setliff said. Jerry Groce, director of the Franklin ...

More British MPs seek help for alcoholism
Business Spectator
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said more MPs are seeking help for alcoholismas the British parliament attempts to crack down on Westminster's drinking culture. He also suggested there might be politicians with "other addiction issues" ...

Mental health, drug abuse agencies to merge
Chillicothe Gazette
AP COLUMBUS -- State agencies providing mental-health and substance-abuse services in Ohio will be merged, pending legislative approval, into a single agency with a combined 2500 employees and a budget in excess of $650 million.

Parents invited to meeting on substance abuse, online safety
The Westerly Sun
Westerly is taking a proactive approach when it comes to protecting its younger residents, with meetings on substance abuse and online safety open to the public this week. On Tuesday, the Westerly Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will present its ...

KCTV 5From addict to graduate: One man's story
KCTV Kansas City
He's a former homeless drug addict who spent years on the streets. Now, he's getting not one, but two master's degrees. After a 30-year battle with cocaine addiction, John Swanton kicked drugs through the Kansas City Rescue Mission's six-month program, ...

New technology to be blamed for schoolkids' porn addiction
Newstrack India
Experts have also cautioned of an increase in porn addiction in children as a new generation wired to smartphones and laptops have 24-hour access to hardcore material. Australian addiction specialist Robert Mittiga said the explosion in mobile ...

Lost son wrote about his killer: Drug addiction
Arizona Republic
Here was this bright, active boy who wound up going deeper and deeper into this world ofaddiction." On his blog, Ryan described his progression. By age 16 or 17, he said, "I was basically high for a whole year playing (video games) and watching ...

The world's first mosque to treat drug addiction
For 30 years, he lived a heroin addict's life, sleeping on streets, getting into trouble with the police and getting in and out of drug-treatment centres. Mr Feisal Fakharudin's habit made him an outcast until he found support from an unlikely source ...


CASAC underage drinking campaign focuses on Parents Who Host
Evening Observer
Locally, Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) and the Chautauqua County Underage Drinking Task Force have partnered to promote awareness of the lifesaving laws that protect our youth from alcohol. The "Parents Who Host, ...

Joe Nichols Reveals History of Abuse and Alcoholism on "GAC Backstory"
WWGP 1050 AM
Joe Nichols opens about an abuse-filled childhood and his battle with alcoholism in a new installment of GAC Backstory, premiering Saturday, May 12. Joe admits his parents' nasty divorce and physical abuse at the hands of his father set him off on a ...

Barry Lewis: Technology driving us to distraction, addiction
Times Herald-Record
By Barry Lewis Turns out that most people these days have a hard time trying to concentrate — hold on a second — I'm sorry. Just heard my email beep. This is embarrassing, with you starting to read this. But I'm expecting an important message.

Methamphetamine an ongoing problem for Jackson County
Jackson County Floridan
They can also find a story on a couple's battle with their methamphetamine addiction and another on the Jackson County Drug Court. On Tuesday, two more articles will be featured: one on the work behind making a meth lab habitable again and another on ...

Drug addict allegedly tries to sell his baby boy for Tk 2000
Daily Star Online
Police arrested a drug addict in Bhairab municipality area yesterday for allegedly trying to sell his five-month-old child for Tk 2000. Locals said Monir Hossain, 27, son of Jabbar Mia of Chandiber Dakkhin Para village under Bhairab Police Station, ...

Shocking journey from abuse to redemption
New York Daily News
“I was a drug addict in early recovery," DePola, 63, says now, sitting in her office as president and CEO of The Resource Training and Counseling Center, asubstance-abuse treatment program on 39th St. in Sunset Park. "I started using drugs at 9," she ...

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By Eimear Cotter A YOUNG man who got into a scuffle with nightclub doormen and sprayed them in the face with CS gas was on a "pharmacopeia" of drugs at the time of the incident, a court heard. Niall Byrne (24) had been drinking since lunch-time and was ...

Edwina Martin House 'a blessing' for women in recovery
Enterprise News
Beth said she was referred there last summer by her sponsor at Alcoholics Anonymous. After trying heroin, then becoming addicted to cocaine, she had been to the High Point Treatment Center in Brockton for detox treatment. At the Edwina Martin House, ...

Father keeps son's music playing
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Matthew's two-year battle with drug addiction had driven him to suicide. Now, Matthew's father, Peter Davenport of Bellevue is telling the rest of the story to anyone who will listen. Speaking at churches, schools, driving classes and other gatherings, ...

Merlene Davis: Drug court can be salvation to addicts
Lexington Herald Leader
The men and women in that courtroom had pleaded guilty to a non-violent, drug-related crime; had violated probation because of substance abuse; or were entered for pre-trial diversion. Once accepted into drug court, participants enter into a rigorous ...
Lexington Herald Leader

CSU men's basketball coach Eustachy up front about past struggles with alcohol
The Coloradoan
That condition is alcoholism, and Eustachy still must address it daily. He attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a couple times a week and talks regularly to his sponsors, as well as to other alcoholics he is trying to help through their own issues.

Cross-State Walker Raises Awareness for Teen Challenge
Southern Pines Pilot
“I wound up with an addiction to them,” he said. “Percocet, Vicodin — just about the whole gamut. The thing is, the problem out there today is it doesn't matter what demographic you come from or what social class you come from.

News of Brandon center closing hits recovering addicts hard
Bay News 9
Clean for seven years, Taryn says she now has been given a second chance at life. Her cocaine addiction sent her to jail twice, and she's suspended from practicing law. Recovering addict and alcoholic Patricia Ream opened the facility in March 2011, ...

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Drug Court provides treatment for offenders
Jackson County Floridan
It chemically alters a person's brain, making quitting the addiction a formidable task. Consequences exist for this addiction: jail time, probation, fines, social estrangement, the loss of family, and the list goes on. Sometimes the consequences work, ...

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