Comedian Artie Lange left a Pennsylvania drug rehab center to perform at a central New Jersey comedy club on Thanksgiving eve. The former Howard Stern sidekick, who has battled cocaine and opioids for many years, traveled the 90-plus miles – with permission – from the Retreat inpatient addiction center in Ephrata, Lancaster County, to the Stress Factory club in New Brunswick.RELATED READ: Artie Lange on Howard Stern: 'We hate each other's guts'He'll hit the road again Saturday for an 8 p.m. show at the Sarcasm Comedy Club at Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. (Tickets are $30.) On Wednesday, Lange tweeted that he had been clean for 18 days. After the Stress Factory show, he returned to the Ephrata facility to spend Thanksgiving. In June, Lange was sentenced to four years of probation on a guilty plea to possession of heroin after he was stopped by police on the Garden State Parkway and found to have 81 decks of the drug in his car, NJ.com reported.According to reports, the … [Read more...] about Artie Lange leaves Pennsylvania rehab center to perform at comedy club
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El Paso County planning staff have signed off on a California company's controversial plan to build a luxury rehab center in the Woodmoor area north of Colorado Springs. The decision is a green light for Mountain Springs Recovery facility, which will open "in the coming months," Sunshine Behavioral Health CEO Chad Daugherty said in a statement.The rehab center, slated for 1865 Woodmoor Drive on the site of a former Ramada motel, has been vehemently opposed by some area residents who say it's not appropriate in that location and could attract criminals. "We will continue to listen to the concerns of our neighbors and we are confident that ultimately, Mountain Springs will play an important role in addressing the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction in El Paso County," Daugherty said.An opposition group told The Gazette on Friday that it would appeal the approval of the site development plan, which was posted to a county website on Friday. "It isn’t that we … [Read more...] about El Paso County OKs plan for proposed rehab center in Woodmoor area over residents’ objections
South Florida has been known for years as the recovery capital of the country but it has been a community plagued with corruption and abuse. A recent crackdown on the industry has led to a handful of sober homes getting shut down and dozens of people arrested. But the new oversight brings a whole new set of problems. The crackdown’s making it more difficult for addicts to get the legitimate help they need. Plus, other states are trying to lure patients from South Florida. Getting Paid for Treatment Addicts have been known to move between treatment centers multiple times, sometimes for money. Ex-ICE Agent Helps Keep Convicted Felon from Being Deported Isaac, 23, says he’s been to more than two dozen treatment centers across the country before settling in South Florida. He says he’s now been sober seven months. His addiction: cocaine and heroin. “I’ve been to 25 different treatment centers and I finally got it right this time,” said Isaac. He … [Read more...] about The Business of Addiction: Drug Addicts Tempted to Relapse for Money
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff April 03, 2018 First in an occasional series on breaking the grip of opioid addiction.Colin Beatty and his family did everything they could to help his sister during her years of addiction to prescription opioids. Again and again, they sent her to top-dollar rehabs around the country.She would get sober and come back home. Then she would start using again. In 2011, at age 44, Beatty’s sister took drugs one last time. The postmortem found five illegal substances in her system. Advertisement Seven years later, Beatty vividly recalls the fury and bafflement that accompanied his grief. How could this have happened? Especially, how could this have happened to the sister of one Colin Beatty, a health care consultant to some of Boston’s top hospitals? Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what … [Read more...] about A quest for addiction treatment that works, and the data to prove it
Close 1 of 71 Buy Now PROVIDED Katelyn Marie Elwell, 18, of Mays Landing“She was a loving friend to everyone she met and had an infectious laugh.” -Susan Elwell, her mother Facebook Twitter Email Print Save PROVIDED Ashley Gitto, 25, of the Lower Bank section of Washington Township.“We will love you and miss you FOREVER 💔” -Matt, Kathy & Courtney Gitto Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now PROVIDED Andy Dietrich, 37, of Margate“Loved life and playing volleyball on the beach with his brothers.” Facebook Twitter Email Print Save PROVIDED Michael Firrincilli, 37, of Galloway TownshipDied from a heroin overdose on Sept. 28, 2015. He left behind his two daughters, 4 and 19, his long-time girlfriend and his family. He is missed every single day.“While he wasn’t … [Read more...] about Should N.J. adopt involuntary commitment for addiction?