Woman gets addiction treatment for 'Coke'

Jan. 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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MALMO, Sweden, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A southern Sweden woman who claims to be addicted to Coca Cola will be allowed to enter an addiction treatment clinic, a court ruled.

The Administrative Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision by the Administrative Court, which had sided with health authorities who said the Malmo woman's addiction could be sufficiently treated through standard healthcare, The Local reported Monday.

However, the appeals court said the woman, who has been deaf since childhood, faces risks to her health as a result of her lifestyle that require special attention.

The court ordered a special addiction treatment clinic for the deaf to admit the woman, who said her eating and drinking habits have led to emergency hospitalization for diabetes and high blood pressure, and treat her for her addictions to Coke and food.

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