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Palmerton Man Gets Year In Jail For Dui; Others Enter Pleas | Times News Online

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford orders 5 espressos in video | abc13.com

If accepted in the program, Jany would still have to serve a prison term, but not as long, then be placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring. Kelly Allesch, 44, of Allentown, was arrested on Jan. 24 along Mauch Chunk Street by Mahoning Township police. She refused a blood test and will lose her license for a year for the refusal. Facing a jail term, sentencing was deferred so she could apply for the IPP.
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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young) Thursday, July 31, 2014 TORONTO http://metroi4news.com/ — Famed DJ deadmau5 asked Rob Ford to go for a coffee run in his Ferrari and was jolted by the Toronto mayor’s order: five espressos in one cup. Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Ford, who left a rehab center for drug and alcohol addiction last month. The Canadian DJ drives Ford to a Tim Horton’s coffee shop in his 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider F1 Edition plastered with an animated cartoon cat called Nyan Cat. An incredulous deadmau5 calls Ford’s order “crazy” and says five espressos in one cup is “cardiac arrest.” Ford asks the teller twice if there’s five shots and later says he “pounds the espressos back. I do.” Ford admitted last year that he had smoked crack in a “drunken stupor.”
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Onslow Co. Authorities Arrest 3 In Connection With Vehicle Break-in Ring – Time Warner Cable News

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Authorities Arrest 3 in Connection With Vehicle Break-In Ring By: TWC News Staff TWC News: Onslow Co. Authorities Arrest 3 in Connection With Vehicle Break-In Ring Play now Time Warner Cable video customers: Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips. install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now . Then come back here and refresh the page. ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. Onslow County authorities arrested three people they said could be responsible for more than 60 vehicle break-ins between January and July 2014. Calvin Roman, Jamel Brown and Manuel Mejia were charged for their involvement in what the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office calls a major vehicle break-in ring. Police are still seeking another suspect, Nicholas Anthony Perrault. Police said the men told them the suspects broke into cars to fund their heroin addictions.
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In Hanover, the Xtreme Addictions Car Club got together with family and friends of 4-year-old Ayden Murray for a car show at Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center. The event Cars For Ayden showcased all types of vehicles, from fast cars to even remote-controlled models. More than 500 people attended, all to help Ayden. He doesnt let it phase him. He just.. no matter what, hes always just wanting to play and run around even if hes hooked up to machines he will get out of bed. It doesnt bother him. He will have his sick days but its like it doesnt matter, said Mariah Jemison, who organized the event. A ll proceeds from the event will go to Ayden and his family.
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Formerly homeless Daytona man overcoming odds, putting life back together | News-JournalOnline.com

He went to a community college in Ohio for two semesters, but he didnt have a focus and it didnt lead to a job.

In 1978, when he was 27, his mother moved to Orlando and he headed south with her. He was still restless and bounced from job to job, usually because he quit. He said it was mostly menial labor, and the best job was in a warehouse.

I had potential, but I was too busy goofing off, he said.

One of his Florida cousins was a preacher, and he said that relative convinced him to practice a type of Christianity that he now feels was cult-like and close-minded. The religion forbade alcohol, and he said mostly out of fear he quit drinking from 1985 to 2002.

I felt like an outsider all the time, Davis said. I was trying to please my cousin. I was a dry drunk. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I wasnt drinking because I couldnt.

In 2002, he decided to come to Daytona Beach to work a temporary job at Daytona International Speedway over the July 4 weekend. He had always loved NASCAR, and thought hed be cleaning up in the garage and meeting drivers.

It turned out he cleaned up in the parking lot, and when the races ended and the drivers went home, he had no plan of what to do next. He didnt want to go back to Orlando, and he wound up living on the streets for the first time.

At first, I was scared to death, he said.

But then he befriended a few other homeless people and figured out how to survive.

Homelessness is a culture, and after you bore into it, it doesnt seem so bad, he said.

Soon, he was drinking again for the first time in nearly 20 years.

I drank because I felt like a failure, he said.
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God’s Shelter Of Love Founder Ardena Hunter Retiring

Formerly homeless Daytona man overcoming odds, putting life back together | News-JournalOnline.com

Its building falling apart and its first director gone six months after opening in 1991, God’s Shelter of Love needed a whole lot of faith and determination to keep going. Fortunately, Ardena Hunter had both in great supply. Board President Harold Batthauer said no one worked harder or longer over the years than the shelter’s founder and volunteer administrator, so hard that she’s finally succeeded in working herself out of a job. Hunter, 82, plans to retire July 31. She’s firm, but fair, Batthauer said. It has taken that kind of person to deal with all kinds of residents we get in. A widow with grown children, Hunter used the time she had to recover from foot surgery to help a group of churches start God’s Shelter of Love, having quit a bookkeeping job with the intention of starting her own business designing home interiors for built-ins. To this day, she can’t forget what she saw on her daily trips downtown to the bank and post office while working for Craftmasters Inc. It was so apparent people were living on the streets, she said. But Hunter admits she didn’t really know what she was getting into. I thought (my involvement) was going to be six months or a year, she said. I just figured everybody would give all they could to a shelter. I didn’t realize you had to sell people on it.
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One of his Florida cousins was a preacher, and he said that relative convinced him to practice a type of Christianity that he now feels was cult-like and close-minded. The religion forbade alcohol, and he said mostly out of fear he quit drinking from 1985 to 2002. I felt like an outsider all the time, Davis said. I was trying to please my cousin. I was a dry drunk. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I wasnt drinking because I couldnt. In 2002, he decided to come to Daytona Beach to work a temporary job at Daytona International Speedway over the July 4 weekend. He had always loved NASCAR, and thought hed be cleaning up in the garage and meeting drivers. It turned out he cleaned up in the parking lot, and when the races ended and the drivers went home, he had no plan of what to do next.
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Fill the Fridge food drive aims to gain perishables – WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

This is the third attempted robbery at a Mega Holiday gas station in Eau Claire within two weeks. More >> Police say a man entered the Holiday gas station on Cameron Street on Friday night and displayed a weapon. This is the third attempted robbery at a Mega Holiday gas station in Eau Claire within two weeks. More >> Segura leaves Brewers after infant son’s death Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. More >> Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. More >> Invasive weed found near roadsides can lead to burns You can find it along most road sides and open fields but if you get too close it can leave you with a nasty burn. More >> You can find it along most road sides and open fields but if you get too close it can leave you with a nasty burn. More >> A busy weekend in Eau Claire started off bright and early down on Water Street. More >> A busy weekend in Eau Claire started off bright and early down on Water Street.
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Utah Mother Accused Of Slaying Six Infants Was Hooked On Meth: Police – Yahoo News

The infants’ remains were found wrapped in old towels, shirts and plastic bags and stuffed inside cardboard boxes in the garage of Huntsman’s former home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, a suburb just north of Provo. The body of a seventh infant was found disposed of in the same way, but authorities say that child was stillborn. Police have said Huntsman secretly gave birth to all seven babies without medical assistance at home, after apparently managing to conceal her pregnancies from the outside world. Hunstman, who remains jailed in lieu of $6 million bond, has yet to enter a plea. She has undergone a court-ordered evaluation to determine whether she is competent to stand trial, and a hearing on that issue is set for July 21. Authorities previously have said Huntsman had explained her rationale for the killings to police when she confessed. But the alleged motive was not disclosed until Tuesday, when police also released the results of DNA tests confirming she was the slain infants’ biological mother. Pleasant Grove police Captain Mike Roberts said the woman had told detectives that she was hooked on methamphetamine and alcohol at the time, and did not feel she could sustain her addictions while caring for the children. “When it came to money, it was either drugs or the babies. She made the decision,” Roberts told Reuters. DNA tests also confirmed that Huntsman’s estranged husband, Darren West, whose discovery of one of the tiny bodies triggered the investigation, was the father of all seven babies – two boys and five girls, Roberts said.
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Food addiction is conquered in 283-pound weight loss : Lifestyles

See full story. Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior. See full story. 5 lopsided wins to compare with Germany’s 7-1 defeat of Brazil in World Cup semifinal Five sports blowouts to compare with Germany’s defeat of Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. See full story. Foreign home buyers flock to U.S. Home sales made to international buyers rose about 35% for the year ending March 2014, as people took advantage of favorable exchange rates and affordable prices. See full story. 5 states with the most (and fewest) foreclosures Foreclosures as a percentage of sales are falling, but theyre still high in some states. See full story.
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10 companies that put nearly all the food on supermarket shelves – Yahoo News

Thats one meal, one day, each week. She plans to do this forever. Nothing is going to change what Im doing. Im an-all-or-nothing-kind of girl. Thats because she designed her nutrition program less from diets and more for a person withdrawing from a dependency. Im a food addict . Its like a drug. (Food) helped me emotionally. Any problems I had, I used food to make me feel better. She remembers sharing fast-food fries with her mother and home-cooked feasts that families share. Food clouded her memories. When she talked in junior high school about losing 70 pounds, another student told her that even though she lost the weight, she was still fat.
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Suspects Say Heroin Addiction Led To Onslow County Breaking And – Greenville, Nc | News | Weather | Sports – Wnct.com

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Calvin Roman, Jamel Brown, and Manual Mejia, who police say were involved in the major vehicle theft ring dating back more than seven month, are now facing several charges. Also being sought for his involvement in the theft ring is 30-year-old Nicholas Anthony Perrault. Deputies tell us the theft ring operated throughout Onslow County including cities and military jurisdictions. Detective Sgt. Lincoln and Detective Sgt. Hernandez of the Onslow County Sheriffs Office have identified more than 40 victims whose vehicles were broken into. Jacksonville Police Department and Military Law Enforcement have also connected the suspects to several vehicle B&Es in their jurisdictions. This ring is possibly responsible for more than 60 vehicle B&Es in Onslow County between January and July 2014. One of the suspects was in possession of a vehicle stolen from Durham, North Carolina, so it could be anticipated this ring could be involved in vehicle B&Es in other North Carolina Counties other than Onslow. Charges and bonds are listed below. ARRESTEE #1Calvin Roman WM/20YO 720 Tallman Circle CHARGES:Break and Enter a Motor Veh. X2 (F) Larceny (M) Larceny of a Firearm (F) Possession of Stolen Property (M) Possession of a Stolen Firearm Break and Enter a Residence w/Intent to Commit Larceny (F) Larceny After Breaking and Entering (F) Possession of Stolen Property (F) Conspiracy (F) ARRESTEE #2Jamel Brown BM/23YO 141 Shady St., Lot 3 Midway Park, NC ARRESTEE #3Manuel Mejia WM/19 YO 111 Hardison Hills Ct. CHARGES:Break and Enter a Motor Veh. (F) Larceny (F) Possession of Stolen Property (F) Obtaining Property by False Pretense (F) Conspiracy (F) BOND:$37,500 Deputies tell us the suspects say they were committing crimes to support their drug addictions to heroin. The suspects said they only went into unlocked vehicles. According to Detective Sgt. Lincolns and Detective Sgt. Hernandez investigations, no force was used to gain entry into any of the vehicles in this case. Police say, one could not be guaranteed that locking a vehicle would assure it against being broken into but in this investigation and many other cases, locked vehicles have been a deterrent to B&Es of vehicles. Save This Location
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The men with sex addiction had started watching pornography, and more of it, at an earlier age than those in the control group. “The patients in our trial were all people who had substantial difficulties controlling their sexual behavior and this was having significant consequences for them, affecting their lives and relationships,” Voon explained. “In many ways, they show similarities in their behavior to patients with drug addictions,” she said. “We wanted to see if these similarities were reflected in brain activity, too.” The study participants’ brain activity was monitored while they watched either pornographic videos or sports videos. While watching the pornographic videos, the men with sex addiction showed much greater activity in three areas of the brain compared with men in the control group. These three areas of the brain — the ventral striatum, dorsal anterior cingulate and amygdala — are involved in processing reward and motivation, and also become highly activated in drug addicts in response to drugs. The study was published July 11 in the journal PLoS One. “Whilst these findings are interesting, it’s important to note, however, that they could not be used to diagnose the condition,” Voon cautioned. “Nor does our research necessarily provide evidence that these individuals are addicted to porn — or that porn is inherently addictive. Much more research is required to understand this relationship between compulsive sexual behavior and drug addiction.” According to the researchers, prior studies have suggested that sex addiction — an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings or behavior that they are unable to control — affects as many as one in 25 adults. More information There’s more on sex addiction at the U.S.
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Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

The quick transition is largely thanks to the cooperation of former owner Wade Newsom, who has spent the last month working with Jaywalkers and training Mink. Several existing staff members will carry over, further easing the process. I always hoped this would be something bigger than just a coffee shop, Newsom said at the grand reopening Thursday night. Its a bittersweet transition, but mostly sweet. The main difference between Thursday and Friday morning is where the money ends up. Net proceeds at Boomerang will go to benefit A Way Out, a local nonprofit that provides scholarships for people with drug and alcohol addictions to get treatment. It will also provide a public outlet for an organization thats usually private by necessity. I wanted to be able to provide an opportunity for clients, alumni, and others in the community to have jobs, said Jaywalker Lodge director Bob Ferguson. Jaywalker Lodge is a 20-bed, 90-day rehab facility that has operated in Carbondale since 2005. The organization has since added 10 beds each at Jaywalker Solutions and Jaywalker U, which provide ongoing support, and also provides outpatient services. Ferguson estimated that roughly 80 percent of those who successfully complete the program stick around for a while, providing a strong support network of active alumni. Jaywalkers maintains an alumni community center right next door to Boomerang, and although many meetings and programs will need to remain anonymous, Mink hopes to host events and open the double doors between the spaces. We want to give back and have a presence, he said.
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Is Your Spouse Addicted To Exercise? – National Senior Fitness | Examiner.com

Doctors discuss cyber wellness, alcohol addictions, reproductive care at annual meeting – Local – The Guardian

What can I do to get my husband back? FED UP IN FRESNO DEAR FED UP: Your husband may be addicted to exercise which is not unlike other addictions. In fact, almost three per cent of our population is addicted to exercise, with marathon runners and sports science students among the most highly addicted. It also tends to be paired with addictions such as food disorders, caffeine use, shopping, or even work as co-occuring ( COD ) disorders. Exercise addiction is a process addiction in which a person engages in compulsive, mood-altering behaviors with the intention of avoiding painful feelings, according to Kim Dennis , MD, CEO, and medical director of the Timberlake Knolls Residential Treatment Center . Those addicted to exercise chase the high, and this behavior ultimately becomes unmanageable and destructive. However, Dr. Dennis maintains that there are certain criteria that must be met in order for your husbands behavior to be considered an addiction including: Tolerance: increasing the amount (of exercise) to feel the desired effect Withdrawal: negative effects such as anxiety, irritability, restlessness, and sleep problem, when exercise is stopped Lack of control: attempts to reduce exercise fail Intention: unable to adhere to intended routine Time: a great deal of time is spent preparing for, engaging in , and recovering from exercise Reduction in other activities: social, occupational, and/or recreational are reduced Continuance: continuing despite negative physical, psychological, and/or interpersonal consequences As with many addictions, dependence on exercise can start innocently, adds Dr. Dennis. The individual often receives validation or reinforcement for exercising. Once an individual is hooked, a need to achieve the euphoric state eclipses all else.
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Dr. David Bannon, president of the society, said the emergence of the Internet and the Internet culture creates certain problems society hasnt had to deal with before and cyber bullying is one of them. That is a very challenging issue that needs attention, Bannon said. Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association, said the traditional way people used to be bullied, in the schoolyard with words and at times physical violence, has given way to the digital environment of cyber bullying. Its a bit more insidious because you cant necessarily see that it is happening. Simpson said its their intent to develop a pilot project to view and deal with it differently. As part of the resolution, the medical society has partnered with Parry Aftab, an expert in the area of cyber wellness. The second resolution discussed was alcohol addictions on P.E.I. which Simpson said is a disease that crosses all social spectrums. The key is to develop programs that can help people recognize and treat these addictions in a non-judgmental way instead of casting people to the outside to recover from a difficult problem. The third resolution discussed was reproductive care and Dr. Jerry OHanley, co-chair of the health care and promotion committee of the medical society, said he feels the program was much more dynamic in days gone by.
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The Addictions Academy Expands to Offer International Master Addictions Courses and Certifications – PR.com

Miami, FL, June 26, 2014 –( PR.com )– The Addictions Academy has announced that they are expanding their services to include a unique International Master Addiction Coaching Certification. With 6 core classes and 6 months of supervision it is currently the most intense Sober Coaching or Addiction Coaching Certification on the planet. This Certification will encompass 6 of the most sought after Addiction Coaches classes being offered: Recovery Coaching I and II, Family Recovery Coaching, Food Addictions Coaching, Gambling Addiction Coaching and Anger Management. Clients also receive 6 months of clinical supervision once per week and can discuss current cases and clients in supervision class. This International Certification offers 86 Units and 85 Continuing Education Units from NAADAC. I wanted offer something that will set the industry on its head, Cali Estes, Founder said. There are a lot of people out there doing addictions coaching and sober coaching with little to no training and zero supervision. At The Addictions Academy we are setting the industry standard for ethics, education and credentialing. The Addictions Academy offers National and International Certifications and courses ranging from Addiction Coaching to Intervention, to advanced Clinical Intervention with the ISE endorsement through CAADAC. They also offer a full business program to assist the student in setting up a practice or adding more clients to their existing practice. As the New York Yankees Intervention Coach, attending The Addictions Academy provided me the opportunity to become a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach, Ron Dock, NY Yankees Interventionist said I took the Intervention classes which were very informative. The classes were taught in a manner where I can understand them and were very worthwhile.
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The Addictions Academy Releases National And State Credentialing Requirements – Pr.com

Each state is beginning to enact its own set of state regulations and rules complete with a state exam to register for state credentialing. There is no need to join an independent group to verify your credentials, unless you simply want to join a club. The Pennsylvania Certification Board has enacted the first CIP credential. The CIP credential requires a National Certification from an approved body, 1000-6000 experience hours, depending on level of education, 80-270 hours of education units in the discipline, 0-200 supervision hours and a state examination. Pennsylvania is the only state to offer the CIP currently and set forth a standardization for other states to follow. The CIP is available for anyone in any state at this time. With Pennsylvania enacting the first standardization for interventionists, other states will follow for both intervention and Recovery Coaching. Currently The Addictions Academy is the only National organization that is able to offer CEUs through both CAADAC and NAADAC and the coveted ISE endorsement. The Addictions Academy offers 6 full months of supervision with their Master Addiction Coaching Program and can provide both live courses and webinars for those that cannot travel. There are a few Recovery Coaching Certifications on the market but they are peer to peer, Estes said.
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The costly addictions of Iron Man, Sherlock, and more – CNET

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Or a damsel-in-distress-rescuing strongman. So sometimes, like live humans, fictional characters feel they need a little help to face life’s challenges. And sometimes that help can come in the form of substances that cause serious harm. A bit of white powder here. A glug glug of beer there. In short, in fiction, there are often addictions. A graphic released Tuesday by substance abuse recovery site Withdrawal.net rounds up 31 popular characters from movies and television and digs into their particular habits — and how much they cost. It’s fiction, but “the reality of substance abuse is brought to life every day” by these characters, the site argues, and so — at least sometimes — are the consequences. Some of these characters grapple with substances that can cause grave problems in real life. Other “substances,” like spinach, could be considered a healthy habit. Related stories Sobriety app with panic button helps addicts stay on the wagon Even though Holmes wears a nicotine patch on the current BBC show “Sherlock,” Withdrawal.net points out that he was found in a drug den in one episode, and estimates his rate of cocaine use as equivalent to about $480 per month.
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Doctors discuss cyber wellness, alcohol addictions, reproductive care at annual meeting – Local – The Guardian

Name* Guardian photo by Brian McInnis The Medical Society of P.E.I. 159th annual meeting was held at Stanley Bridge Country Inn on Saturday to discuss three resolutions including cyber wellness, alcohol addictions and reproductive care. Dr. David Bannon, president of the society, said the emergence of the Internet and the Internet culture creates certain problems society hasnt had to deal with before and cyber bullying is one of them. That is a very challenging issue that needs attention, Bannon said. Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association, said the traditional way people used to be bullied, in the schoolyard with words and at times physical violence, has given way to the digital environment of cyber bullying. Its a bit more insidious because you cant necessarily see that it is happening. Simpson said its their intent to develop a pilot project to view and deal with it differently. As part of the resolution, the medical society has partnered with Parry Aftab, an expert in the area of cyber wellness. The second resolution discussed was alcohol addictions on P.E.I. which Simpson said is a disease that crosses all social spectrums. The key is to develop programs that can help people recognize and treat these addictions in a non-judgmental way instead of casting people to the outside to recover from a difficult problem. The third resolution discussed was reproductive care and Dr.
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