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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:02 PM
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Foley in treatment in Tucson, Ariz., his attorneys say
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 08:04 PM by DoYouEverWonder
Oct 25, 2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is being treated for alcoholism at a facility in Arizona, his attorneys said Wednesday.

Foley has been in a 30-day treatment program at the Sierra Tucson treatment center in Catalina, Ariz., near Tucson, since Oct. 1, according to a joint statement released by his attorneys in West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C.

Foley resigned from Congress last month after he was confronted with sexually explicit computer communications he had sent to male teenage pages who worked on Capitol Hill. His attorneys have since revealed that Foley is gay, suffers from alcohol addiction and was molested by a Catholic priest as a teenage altar boy.

Authorities are investigating whether Foley broke any state or federal laws, and a House ethics committee is currently questioning members of Congress about what they knew and when regarding Foley's inappropriate contact with the teenagers.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_FOLEY_TREATME...


The Sierra Tucson treatment center is building a high profile and high profits by attracting private-pay patients and very private clientele such as Ringo Starr and Rob Lowe.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:18 PM
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1. Bah!
Get out of my hometown, you chickenhawk!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:21 PM
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2. ACTUALLY The Fucker is at Carlos and Charlie's in Aruba
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 08:23 PM by saigon68
Doing a Massive Margarita shot.
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Zybelline Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:24 PM
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3. someone inside this clinic tells friend of mine that ...

someone inside this clinic tells friend of mine that he is having a blast, is only furious because he had to give up planned vacation to italy

he is singing karaoke at night

and is not facing the consequences of his scandal on his party is oblivious

and they cant treat him cuz alcohol is not his problem

and he sort of hit on a kid in treatment there
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:53 PM
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7. I bet he does a hell of a "Watching Scotty Grow" at karaoke night
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:08 AM
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21. This is BS. Foley is an asshole but that doesn't make it okay to...
...spew ridiculous, unsourced garbage. Someone told a friend? Whatever.

By the way, Sierra Tucson would not waste a bed on someone without at least one of the conditions that they treat.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:24 PM
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4. So, if *I'm* caught emailing sexually-explicit messages to minors...
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 08:25 PM by KansDem
I have the option of going off to rehab at trendy centers? I thought I would be arrested before anything else occurs...

Oh, wait, this might answer it: Authorities are investigating whether Foley broke any state or federal laws. Silly me, I thought that sexually preying on minors was illegal. At least, I'm sure the cops would take a lot less time deciding, like maybe right after I'm booked...

edited for spelling
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 08:24 AM
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11. It IS illegal, thanks to laws that Foley sponsored
The irony is amusing. The special exemption he is getting from laws he himself authored is not.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:28 PM
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5. picture here
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:11 PM
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6. Is Sandra Day O'CONNER his drink-buddy? n/t
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 11:17 PM
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8. Yet, not one word from Foley himself.
He's a coward hiding behind his spokesmen.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 11:25 PM
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9. 30 Days - that means Oct 31st
He's Out.

I don't know what that means. :popcorn:

Just hoping he'll talk before the Nov. 7th Elections.

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 06:01 AM
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10. This place sounds more like a country club
Foley's rehab center in Arizona known for catering to the stars

October 26, 2006

Since resigning from Congress last month, former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley has been a patient at a sprawling rehab center to the stars: a 160-acre campus in the Sonoran Desert north of Tucson, Ariz., where a month of therapy costs more than $40,000.

Foley's lawyers confirmed Wednesday that he checked into a 30-day alcohol treatment program at Sierra Tucson on Oct. 1, two days after he left office amid reports that he exchanged sexually explicit Internet messages with former congressional pages.

His stint in the program puts a congressman known to hobnob with Hollywood big shots in a place where many of the biggest names in television, music and the sports world have gone during their darkest hours.

Sierra Tucson has addressed substance abuse, eating disorders and grief management for the likes of Whitney Houston, Michael Douglas, Nicole Richie, Ringo Starr, Rob Lowe, Julie Andrews and Kim Delaney.


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbccentral/content/local_n...
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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12. Mark Foley went to the elite treatment center, Sierra Tucson
Edited on Thu Oct-26-06 09:04 AM by liberalnurse
in Arizona. This was a very professional treatment program when my brother-in-law attended back in the early 90's. I do not know if they are as confrontational in the pursuit of rigorous honesty today as they were then. If they are, then Foley will be feeling the "heat" from the facilitators by now to get honest.



It was just announced on MSNBC................ and posted on KVOA News 4, out of Tucson, Arizona.

http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=5591868&nav=HMO6HMaW

http://www.sierratucson.com /


There is a place where pain is met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance, and anger is met with understanding. . .

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, lies a unique treatment center dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions and behavioral disorders. Sierra Tucson is more than a drug treatment center, as it is dually licensed to facilitate healing for psychiatric issues as well as many types of addiction. A comprehensive Family Program is included for all patients and their invited family members.

Sierra Tucson provides individualized treatment for the following addictions and mental health issues: Coexisting Disorders Drug Addiction
Trauma & Abuse Alcohol Addiction
Eating Disorders (Anorexia
Depression
Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating)
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity Bipolar Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Compulsive Gambling

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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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13. Here are the treatment fee's
Edited on Thu Oct-26-06 09:10 AM by liberalnurse
I thought I would add this information since we all are paying for his "hideaway" with our hard-earned tax dollars.

Program Rates
The total cost of treatment is based on each patient's length of stay, which depends upon the patient's program placement and progress.

Medical Assessment & Stabilization$1,550 per day
(patients usually spend 2-3 days in MAS)

Addictions$1175 per day

Eating Disorders Program$1,285 per day

Mood & Anxiety Program$1,285 per day

Program for Sexual & Trauma Recovery$1,285 per day

Assessment & Diagnostic Program$8,400 for full 4 1/2-day program

The daily rate for patients includes room and board and group therapy. The MAS daily rate includes room and board, initial laboratory testing, basic admission psychological screening tool, nutritional and fitness assessments, and group therapy. Specific psychological testing may be provided at additional charge(s).

Family therapy is provided at no extra charge, regardless of how many family members attend the Family Program. There will be an additional daily charge if a patient must be transferred back to MAS for medical observation ($115 for Addictions, $130 for Eating Disorders, $130 for Sexual & Trauma Recovery, or $130 for the Mood & Anxiety Program).

The total cost of a Sierra Tucson treatment experience depends on the patient's program placement and the number of days required to complete the treatment plan. The average cost for a patient ranges from $41,000 to $64,855. This includes an average two-day stay in MAS and an estimate of average separately billed services/ancillary charges.* Your total cost will vary, based on your level of acuity, individual needs, length of stay, and ancillary charges. Financing is available upon approval. Private-pay patients are eligible to receive a 5% cash discount for payment prior to admission or a 3% discount for payment upon admission.

*Separately billed services included in the estimate of ancillary charges: Initial psychiatric evaluation ($350), history and physical examination ($190), physician visits or consultations (average $65 per visit), medications (average $1,500 - $2,000), and one EMDR therapy session ($150 per session).

Separately billed services not included in the estimate of ancillary charges: Additional laboratory testing, additional psychological testing, acupuncture (ear lobe $35; full-body $110), and psychiatric technician services (if necessary).
Off-site Services: Services provided by third parties that are billed directly to patients include any off-site testing, additional off-site laboratory work, emergency room visits, and dental visits.

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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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15. Well he does have campaign cash
He also has medical insurance thanks to us.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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18. Not too many street addicts and alcoholics in that facility I'm sure
...Is the Federal Congressional medical insurance paying for this?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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14. And I am sure paid for by the health care we give them
Sure they pay for the fee but we all know we really pay for it. Funny paying these men more money was to keep them from being crooks. I recall the fight to start giving them more money years ago. What was the quote about it being our own class of crooks, Congress.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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16. How many of the other patients there have been encouraged to
...blame their additions and deviant behaviors on someone else? Foley and his attorney wasted no time pinning all the blame on a catholic priest. That should cure Foley of his alcoholism and pedophilia. :sarcasm:

I think the treatment center has been a country club and safe-house for Mark Foley while he gets his public relations image and criminal defense in order.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 09:21 AM
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17. republicons - they are, like, so "elite"
I mean, after all, they are led by a Connecticut preppy AWOL cheerleader.

You can't get much more "elite" than that, can you?
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 10:28 AM
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19. yet his moniker for IMs was discovered in use in FLORIDA days after he
resigned... hmm! explain that, mark fooley.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 10:56 AM
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20. Shit, that pedophile is right in my back yard...
:grr:
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