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Take Part in 2009 South Florida Rally for Recovery

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2009 South Florida Rally for Recovery

To show your support for National Recovery Month, take part this week in the 2009 South Florida Rally for Recovery. Intherooms.com will be hosting the event, and all proceeds raised from the $9.00 participation donation will go towards recovey scholarships for people in the community. Intherooms.com is one of the biggest online recovery social-networking sites with 45,000 members whose combined recovery time totals more than 131,000 years. Below is the day-long scheduled events list. For more information, click the following link: Take Part.

2009 South Florida Rally for Recovery Event Schedule

7:00 AM
Gates open for registration and package pick up.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
5K Walk over the MacArthur Causeway

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Rhythm Flow (Spiritual Drum Circle)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
Proclamation by Miami Dade County Mayor
SPEAKER: Ivette Torres – SAMHSA
Proclamation by City of Miami Mayor

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM
Aces Up Kings: Amazing Classic Rock Cover Band

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM
SPEAKER: Howard Finklestein – Broward County Public Defender and Star of Channel 7 TV Show “Help Me Howard”

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Kristin Cappiello – (Sober Singer) Acoustic Guitar accompanied by an electric violinist

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
SPEAKER: Judge Giselle Pollock – Broward County Drug Court Judge & Judge Jeffrey Rosenik – Dade County Drug Court Judge (Retired 2009)

1:25 PM – 2:10 PM
Richie Supa with Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Hep Cat Boo Daddies. Ricki Byrd will be playing his hit song “I Love Rock and Roll” and the Hep Cat Boo Daddies will be backing Richie Supa and Ricky Byrd on “Amazing”, “Pink”, and “In The Rooms”.

2:25 PM – 2:35 PM
SPEAKER: Mr. Raynor – SAMH Corp. of Florida

2:35 PM – 4:00 PM
Eric Burdon and The Animals

Khloe After Dark Radio Show Debuts in Miami

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khloe after dark

This last Friday, June 1st marked the debut of Khloe Kardashian’s new radio show, “Khloe After Dark.” The first installment of Khloe After Dark (Miami) offered music, as well as an interview with drug recovery experts, co-founders of IntheRooms.com, Ron Tannebaum (RT) and Kenny Pomerance.

Although, some local news sources in Miami criticized Khloe After Dark, as far as a radio show, for its lack of organization, I found that the interviews with the founders of IntheRooms.com was informative and helpful to the recovery community and the community as whole. I also thought that Khloe Kardashian’s co-host Terrance did a great job and that Khloe was more then good for being a newcomer to celebrity interviews.

In a phone interview with IntheRooms.com co-founder Ron Tannebaum, he said: “I thought the show went great. Khloe is a very nice person.” He also said that at first people were calling in about to ask about drugs, but that he and Kenny quickly turned the conversations to recovery and getting help at IntheRooms.

Over the next couple of months, Khloe After Dark will air on Miami Y100 radio station, every Friday between 11pm–2am.

Mackenzie Phillips Sober Coach on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

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Mackenzie Phillips Celebrity Rehab

The Insider recently reported that actress Mackenzie Phillips will be making an appearance on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew as the third season’s “Sober Coach.”  Past Sober Coaches of Celebrity Rehab have included actors such as Gary Busey.

According to TMZ, Mackenzie Phillips entered rehab for the tenth time in September of 2008 after being busted for cocaine.  Further, most of the related cocaine charges have been dropped; upon completion of a drug diversion program, the remainder will be dropped as well.

TMZ also noted that those close to Mackenzie Phillips believe, “Mackenzie has done a complete 18,” adding that Phillips herself says, “the arrest saved her life.”  Fans of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew will have to keep an eye out as there is currently no set air date for the episodes that feature Mackenzie.

Heavy Rain Addiction and Recovery Video Game

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Heavy Rain Video Game

A lot of buzz has been circulating over the last year about the yet unreleased, video game, “Heavy Rain.” So why is this DanJ09 news, you may be asking? Well, the game features a “One-of-a-kind” scenario that we find relevant to recovery and addiction. Still, the video game Heavy Rain deserves full attention, as people are already denoting it as a “possible classic” after only seeing a few previews and demo versions.

A longtime coming, Heavy Rain was developed by the French video game developer Quantic Dream. When asked about the game, Heavy Rain director, David Cage, recently explained to reporters: “Story is the core essence of the experience.” Cage added: “You need to create moral choices for the player that won’t be black and white that will be really difficult to answer. We want players to ask themselves, ‘What would I do if it were happening to me?’ and the answer [to not be] obvious.”

So what exactly is Heavy Rain director David Cage talking about, well, the video game features FBI profiler Norman Jayden as it main character, who is not only fighting the demons in the game by trying to hunt down and capture the serial killer, the “Origami Killer,” but also fighting his own demons; namely, his prescription drug addiction to a fictionalized drug called “Triptocaine.”

In Heavy Rain, Norman Jayden uses Triptocaine (prescription psychoactive drug) to function in his everyday routine. However, Jayden has built a serious addiction and really wants to wean himself off of Triptocaine. In short, players must make crucial decision that affect Norman Jayden’s life and Triptocaine addiction by choosing when to give him doses and when to make him quit altogether. In the screen shot I saw, there were buttons that players could choose at crucial moments that read, “cold” (assuming, cold turkey), “withdrawal,” or “Triptocaine.”

Soccer Player Roman Bednar Suspended After Cocaine Bust

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Roman Bednar Cocaine

Goal.com is reporting that Czech Republic, soccer sensation Roman Bednar of the West Bromwich Albion (UK league) recently made headlines when he was busted buying approximately $650.00 worth of cocaine. Bednar was suspended from the UK soccer club as a result of his arrest.

According to reports the cocaine was purchased by Roman Bednar just down the street from his residence. Tabloids are also reporting that Bednar’s wife delivered him more drugs during practice earlier in the week. Goal.com also reported another incident in which Bednar bought five grams of cocaine and some marijuana also close to his home.

Based on the reports, there is no doubt that Roman Bednar has a serious drug problem. Anyone who goes through the kind of risks he is undertaking is obviously addicted and not considering the backlash of their actions. We here at DanJ09 just hope that Roman Bednar can get help soon.

Jeremy Mayfield Refuses Rehab

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Jeremy Mayfield Rehab

Jeremy Mayfield is back in the news again. This time, Mayfield is claiming that NASCAR never officially informed him of the drug he tested positive for, which resulted in an indefinite suspension. However, NASCAR is disputing Mayfield’s claim, saying they informed him three times since results were confirmed. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said: “All NASCAR members who violate the policy, including Jeremy, are notified of the substance that caused the failure.”

To date, Jeremy Mayfield is denying ever having used illegal substances, under NASCAR’s standard. Further, Mayfield is insisting that his positive result, for the substance in question, was the result of Claritin D.

Still, NASCAR officials have made it clear that lifting Mayfield’s suspension would be contingent upon completing a required rehab program. Basically, NASCAR sets up the program, according specific needs required to overcome the specific drug, and the NASCAR member must voluntarily finish the rehab program to be considered for reinstatement. Jeremy Mayfield still refuses, saying: ‘I’m not going to rehabilitation,” adding, “Why would I?”

Marshal University Football Players Plead Guilty to Possession of Marijuana

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Huntingtonnews.net recently reported that two starters of the Marshall University football team entered guilty pleas to possession of Marijuana charges this last Monday May 11th.  The two Marshall University football players implicated are Darius Marshall and DeQuan Starling.  The judge that oversaw the cases, Magistrate Darrell Black, sentenced both players to six months of unsupervised probation.  Under current state law, both players will be able to remove any record of the cases upon completion of probation.

Originally, the two players were busted by police while smoking marijuana in a curbside parked car.  The nature of the crime would have warranted that the incident be treated as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, but as admitted by both players, they “dodged a bullet.” However, the Marshall University football players weren’t as lucky on the filed as both were suspended indefinitely from playing.  Before the incident, tailback Darius Marshall was considered an NFL prospect, leading the team last year in rushing with 1,117 yards and five touchdowns, but it will be unclear as tohow severely the situation will affect him until he comes up for the draft.  Here at DanJ09, we wish the two football players the best and hope they are able to get help and return to the game soon.