this weeks entries about celebs and substance abuse
Lindsay Lohan Finally Off Probation
After five years of court appearances and numerous trips to rehab and jail, Lindsay Lohan is finally seeing the end of her legal woes - if she continues to obey the law. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner declared "she did it," in announcing that Lohan had completed the terms of her probation on drunk-driving and shoplifting charges.
Pamela Anderson Okay with Sons Experimenting
Former "Baywatch" and sex video star Pamela Anderson posted in an online "diary" that she was okay with her two sons doing a bit of experimenting. "We want them to practice safe sex, drink and experiment with drugs in moderation, find true love," she wrote.
Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI
Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown is facing driving-under-the-influence (DUI) charges after he was spotted in Los Angeles driving while talking on a cell phone. Police said Brown failed a series of field sobriety tests and was taken to jail and booked for DUI.
Dennis Rodman Broke, Struggling with Alcoholism
An attorney for former Chicago Bulls player Dennis Rodman says in court papers his client is flat broke and struggling with alcoholism. The papers were filed in California. Rodman is in court over $808,935 in unpaid child support and $51,441 in unpaid spousal support.
Red Sox Pitcher Jenks Apologizes Over DUI
Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks has been charged with driving under the influence after police in Fort Myers, FL witnessed him driving his SUV erratically. Jenks told the arresting officer that he took "too many muscle relaxers." The police report said Jenks was "shaking uncontrollably and had a difficult time speaking."
El DeBarge Drug Charges Dropped
R&B singer El DeBarge will not be facing drug possession charges after all, although undercover agents saw him purchase drugs from a street dealer. Los Angeles prosecutors dropped the case due to the agents not giving DeBarge and the drug dealer a reason for searching them.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
this weeks entries about celebs and substance abuse
Posted by Fireman John at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I haven't shared personal experiences much lately, partly due to my inability to type
now I have Dragon speak and I'm able to post without typing
I can't say I'm happy joyous and free, but I am content
thankfully, I derive much satisfaction from providing housing to
recovering alcoholics and addicts out of rehab
Unfortunately, I am not one of those who has been relieved of the of the thought of a drink
the constant reminders from media, friends and memories of past social drinking
continue to haunt me
This is the hardest journey I have ever undertaken
I hope and pray that I can continue to persevere
under these circumstances
Posted by Fireman John at 4:19 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012
Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
- William Feather
Humility comes from understanding that the obstacles in front of you are not going to go away.
- Sarah Ferguson
It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong, and an even bigger one to keep his mouth shut when he's right.
- Jim Fiebig
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
- Sally Field
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
- John Fowles
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
- Brendan Francis
Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Let me do and I understand.
- Kung Fu-Tse
The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
- Will Garcia
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard
Posted by Fireman John at 8:27 AM
Sunday, March 18, 2012
the weekly update from About.com/Alcoholism;
Georgia CB Branden Smith Faces Suspension
University of Georgia starting cornerback Branden Smith has been arrested for possession of marijuana after police found bag of pot underneath his back seat while driving to Florida for Spring Break. If convicted Smith will face suspension of at least one game for the upcoming season.
Tight End Prospect Orson Charles Gets DUI
Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles did not do his NFL draft prospects any favors when he was arrested for driving under the influence. Charles was stopped by Athens police for impeding traffic while stopped in the middle of the street. His blood alcohol content was recorded at 0.095.
Bullpen Catcher Suspended 7 Days for DUI
New York Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill has been suspended for seven days after being arrested for driving under the influence in Florida. Langill was arrested after he lost control of his vehicle, crashed into a concrete fountain in a traffic circle and overturned in the street.
Mom Arrested After Daughter, 11, Pulled Over
A 32-year-old Virginia woman has been arrested after police pulled over her pickup truck after it almost hit a curb. The problem was Jennifer Etgen was not driving, her 11-year-old daughter was. After a night of drinking, apparently Etgen thought it was best to let her daughter drive.
Man Jumps Off Bridge to Avoid DWI
Some people will go to any lengths to avoid a drunken driving arrest. When Thomas Robert Harter, 44, of Folsom, Louisiana was pulled over in a traffic stop on the Causeway bridge over Lake Ponchartrain, he leaped 20 feet into the lake to avoid a DUI.
Constable Arrested on Federal Drug Charges
An East Texas constable is facing more than 20 years in prison after his indictment on federal drug and firearm charges. Benjamin Thomas Ferrell is accused of selling hydrocodone and marijuana and selling an assault rifle to a known felon.
Posted by Fireman John at 1:42 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the tomorrow than he is today.
- Tryon Edwards
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
- Walter Elliott
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Havelock Ellis
Keep company with those who may make you better.
- English saying
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Old Eskimo saying
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans
Posted by Fireman John at 12:47 PM
Friday, March 9, 2012
latest news of celebrity substance abuse
Demi Moore Looks Frail After Rehab
Described as frail and "haunted looking" by observers, actress Demi Moore was spotted returning from a vacation in the Bahamas after being treated for exhaustion, substance abuse and an eating disorder. Moore checked into an upscale treatment facility in Sundance, Utah, in February after she was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital semi-conscious and convulsing on Jan. 23 after having "smoked something."
Book Him, Danno, Into Drug Treatment
Actor Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett on the new "Hawaii Five-O" television series, will miss at least one episode while seeking treatment for prescription drug abuse. "Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-O to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury," his representative said.
Tila Tequila Hospitalized in Health Scare
A trip to the hospital for reality television star Tila Tequila has media outlets scrambling to determine the exact cause for the hospitalization. Reports said she suffered a brain aneurysm that led her to consume two bottles of prescription drugs, which caused her to break her bedroom window and try to jump out.
Marijuana Charge Against NFL's Leroy Hill Dropped
Atlanta charges against NFL free agent linebacker Leroy Hill for marijuana possession have been dropped by prosecutors. Police found a partially smoked blunt and marijuana residue in his condominium, but urine tests taken after his arrest were negative.
Rockies Pitcher Alex White Arrested for DUI
Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White has apologized to his teammates after he was arrested by Scottsdale, AZ police for driving under the influence. "It's very unfortunate and I'm completely embarrassed," White said. "It was very stupid and I let down a lot of people, most importantly my family, this organization and the fans. That's not the type of person I am."
Sarasota, FL Police Nab 2 Pro Athletes for DUI
Deputies on Sarasota's Siesta Key arrested two professional athlete within a few hours for drunken driving. Arrested were pro golfer Rachel Louise Connor and Ryan Patrick O'Shea, a minor league player with the Baltimore Orioles. Connor had been at a restaurant and nightclub while O'Shea had been drinking on the public beach.
Posted by Fireman John at 9:22 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2012
When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
- Jack Canfield
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
- Eddie Cantor
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
- Sandra Carey
You've just got to pick up your mantle and wear it. Whatever you were given, you've just got to put it on and give it your best.
- Jim Carrey
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
- Willa Cather
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.
- Jennie Jerome Churchill
Posted by Fireman John at 3:08 PM
Friday, March 2, 2012
this weeks celeb substance abuse antics
Brooke Mueller Charged With Felony Possession
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has been officially charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Mueller was arrested in December in Aspen, Colorado with more than four grams of cocaine. If convicted, she could face up to six years.
Lindsay Lohan Says Partying 'Not Her Thing'
In an television interview with Today's Matt Lauer, Lindsay Lohan said she is no longer a party girl. "That's not my thing anymore. I went out, actually, a few months ago with a friend. And I was so uncomfortable. Not because I felt tempted, just because it was just the same thing that it always was before. And it just wasn't fun for me. I've become more of a homebody. And I like that."
Rodney King Gets House Arrest for Reckless Driving
Rodney King of "Why can't we all just get along?" fame has dodged a drunken driving conviction, but has been sentenced to 20 days of house arrest and fined $500 for reckless driving. When King was arrested on suspicion of DUI he recorded a blood-alcohol level of only 0.06, but he also had a trace of marijuana in his system.
Nate Collins Arrested on Drug Charges
Former Virginia player and Jaguar defensive lineman Nate Collins has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Collins was charged after he was pulled over for illegal window tinting and police smelled marijuana. They found a duffel bag with marijuana in it in the trunk of the car.
Leroy Hill Arrested for Marijuana Possession
NFL linebacker Leroy Hill, currently a free agent, has been charged with possession of marijuana. Hill was busted when Atlanta police received a call reporting the smell of marijuana coming from a condominium where Hill was found with partially smoked blunts and marijuana residue.
Meth Head Charged for Burning Iconic Tree
A 26-year-old meth user has been arrested for setting a fire that destroyed a estimated 3,500-year-old cypress tree known as "The Senator" at Big Tree Park in Longwood, Florida. Sara Barnes of Winter Park was arrested after she bragged to friends that she burned a tree "older than Jesus."
Posted by Fireman John at 7:45 PM