December 30, 2010

Inuk hockey player enters rehab

Tootoo's rehab could help others:  motherThe mother of Nunavut-raised hockey star Jordin Tootoo says she hopes her son's decision to seek treatment for his alcohol abuse will encourage other northerners dealing with substance abuse to get help.

Rose Tootoo said she is pleased to see her son, a 27-year-old forward with the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators, stepping up to deal with his heavy drinking problem.
And:Jordin Tootoo became the first Inuk hockey player to play in the NHL when he made his debut with the Predators in October 2003.

This month, Tootoo voluntarily entered an in-patient care program through the NHL's substance abuse and behavioural health program, which is jointly run with the league's players union.
Comment:  For more on Native hockey players, see 9 Aboriginal NHL Players and Hockey Part of Native Culture.

1 comment:

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:

Tootoo cleared to practise after substance abuse treatment