Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDrug Rehabilitation Programs
IN THE NEWS

Drug Rehabilitation Programs

NATIONAL
August 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter completed a drug rehabilitation program Friday, and a judge dismissed drug charges against her and allowed her to go home with her parents. Noelle Bush hugged Circuit Judge Reginald Whitehead during a drug court hearing as the governor and his wife, Columba, smiled. The president's niece had been ordered into treatment after she was arrested in January 2002 for allegedly trying to use a fraudulent prescription to buy the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2003 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
In the first independent evaluation of a state measure diverting nonviolent drug offenders to treatment rather than prison, UCLA researchers found that methamphetamine abusers and whites comprised the largest portions of the 30,000 people sent to rehabilitation during the first year of Proposition 36. Of the drug offenders diverted to treatment in 2001 under the proposition, 50% were methamphetamine abusers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Federal drug czar John P. Walters on Tuesday touted President Bush's initiative to let faith-based drug rehabilitation clinics receive federal funding when he spoke at a ceremony for graduates of a Christian-based drug treatment center in Riverside. "It is an honor to celebrate your miracles," Walters told the 21 men who were recognized during the service at Teen Challenge, a sprawling residential treatment center. "I will pray for you as long as in return, you do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Federal Drug Czar John P. Walters on Tuesday touted President Bush's initiative to let faith-based drug rehabilitation clinics receive federal funding when he spoke at a ceremony for graduates of a Christian-based drug treatment center in Riverside. "It is an honor to celebrate your miracles," Walters told the 21 men who were recognized during the service at Teen Challenge, a residential treatment center. "I will pray for you as long as, in return, you do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard officials are in negotiations to buy a 5,200-square-foot property for a women's drug and alcohol recovery center being forced out of College Park, but center workers are worried that the house is not adequate for their needs. The two-acre property at 1810 E. Wooley Road includes a ranch-style house with five bedrooms and an office and another building with two rooms, said Ernest Whitaker, housing rehabilitation manager with the city of Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Little Hoover Commission said California should expand drug treatment programs for those in need and make them available to more people. The commission, a public agency that recommends changes to improve efficiency in state programs, suggested that drug prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts be better coordinated. The panel said that people are routinely denied publicly funded treatment and that few programs are available to young people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2002 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
For 17 years, staffers at the Rainbow Recovery Center have gone about the painful task of repairing the lives of women ravaged by drugs, alcohol and mental illness. By all accounts, it has been a quiet, successful operation, located at Oxnard's College Park. But in the fast-growing city, the "Rainbow Ladies," as employees and patients of the center are often called, are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
A judge Friday told Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter she was "on track" with drug treatment two weeks after being released from jail. Noelle Bush, 25, made her first appearance before Circuit Judge Reginald Whitehead on Friday since serving a 10-day sentence for violating the terms of her treatment program. The judge told Bush that he had talked to her case manager and workers in her drug treatment program.
NEWS
February 10, 2002 | Associated Press
Noelle Bush, the governor's daughter who was accused of prescription drug fraud, has been admitted to a drug treatment program, her lawyer said. Bush, 24, a daughter of Gov. Jeb Bush and niece of President Bush, will spend whatever time is needed in the treatment program before returning to Tallahassee to face the charge, attorney Peter Antonacci said Friday. She waived her right to a speedy trial and probably will be sent to drug court after treatment, Leon County State Atty. Willie Meggs said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 30% of Los Angeles County defendants sentenced to drug rehabilitation rather than prison or county jail under Proposition 36 either failed to show up or dropped out of treatment programs in the first six months the new law was in effect, officials said. However, judges and county officials say they are pleased with the early results, considering drug users are the ones being served by California's novel sentencing program.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|