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Hunter R. Slaton

Bill W. and Dr. Bob Opens Tonight in NYC

By Hunter R. Slaton

The cast and crew tell The Fix why this production of the story of AA's founding is unique. MORE  

The Fix Adds Thai Rehab—And More—To Its Review

By Hunter R. Slaton

We review three new Cali rehabs, including a "sober college" for young people, plus a luxury Asian facility. MORE  

The Rehab That Teaches You How to Drink Safely

By Hunter R. Slaton

Is moderate drinking a realistic treatment goal for drug users and heavy boozers? The Fix visits a radical Beverly Hills rehab to find out. MORE  

Rehab Alum's Mom Defends Dr. Drew From Mary Karr

By Hunter R. Slaton

A mother whose son was helped by Dr. Drew objects to the author's harsh words in a Fix interview last week. MORE  

New DSM Launches Amid Controversy

By Hunter R. Slaton

After much research and debate, the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been rolled out. MORE  

The Fix Hosts David Sheff

By Hunter R. Slaton

Fix readers and staff gathered with addiction experts and advocates for a memorable event with author David Sheff in Newport Beach. MORE  

Two Congressmen Talk Addiction With The Fix

By Hunter R. Slaton

In an exclusive interview, we grill the co-chairs of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus about what the US is getting right and wrong. MORE  

Should All Doctors Check Out AA?

By Hunter R. Slaton

An NYU researcher urges physicians to attend 12-step meetings for "education." Some recovering addicts tell The Fix they agree. MORE  

CBT and the 12 Steps Have a Lot in Common

By Alexis Stein and Hunter R. Slaton

It turns out that cognitive-behavioral therapy and the 12 Steps share plenty of DNA. A therapist and a sober Fix staffer compare and contrast, one step at a time. MORE  

The Fix Debuts Five New Rehab Reviews

By Hunter R. Slaton

More drug and alcohol rehabs from coast to coast get the Fix treatment. MORE  

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Columbian Drug Lord Dubbed 'The Rat' Trapped In Spain

Hernan Alonso Villa, known as The Mouse, inherited Pablo Escobar's now-defunct Medellin cartel.

7/21/14 7:30pm
Fish Oil Could Reduce Risk of Alcoholic Dementia

Drinking can cause long-term neurological damage and dementia, but these effects may be prevented with fish oil.

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Appeals Court Delays Execution Over Drug Secrecy

A stay in the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood could find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

7/21/14 3:30pm
Italian Priest Arrested On Suspicion of Dealing Drugs

Father Stefano Maria Cavalletti was arrested in the midst of flushing drugs down the toilet.

7/21/14 1:00pm
U.S. to Reduce Prison Sentences for Tens of Thousands of Drug Offenders

The obscure U.S. Sentencing Commission has made a decision that could trigger a sea change in how we deal with drug offenders.

7/21/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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