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Hunter R. Slaton

Distress Helpline Available After Boston Explosions

By Hunter R. Slaton

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is open for anyone traumatized or triggered by events at the Boston Marathon today. MORE  

Addicts and the Mentally Ill Smoke Way More

By Hunter R. Slaton

Smoking rates are nearly twice as high among this population, says SAMHSA. But what about people in recovery? MORE  

Indie Singer Jason Molina Dies From Alcoholism

By Hunter R. Slaton

The cult singer-songwriter passes away at age 39 from organ failure due to drinking. MORE  

The Fix Adds Five New Rehab Reviews

By Hunter R. Slaton

From the West Coast to Florida, one of these rehabs could be just the place for you or your loved one. MORE  

Calling All Rehab Alumni

By Hunter R. Slaton

Help The Fix review five prominent SoCal treatment centers. MORE  

Down and Out in Antarctica

By Hunter R. Slaton

On MLK Day, a sober alcoholic reflects on two very different experiences of doing service—one at the bottom of the world, and another in a church basement. MORE  

Boehner Says the Serenity Prayer?

By Hunter R. Slaton

The allegedly hard-drinking Speaker of the House gave an unlikely invocation last night, as he withdrew his fiscal-cliff "Plan B." MORE  

How New Gun Laws Could Impact Drug Cartels

By Hunter R. Slaton

Would tighter US restrictions on assault weapons cut violence in Mexico? MORE  

What's Your Life in Recovery Like?

By Hunter R. Slaton

You have until December 31 to participate in Faces & Voices of Recovery's survey about what life is like after alcohol and drugs. MORE  

Our 10 Favorite Holiday Mocktails

By Hunter R. Slaton

Sober party drinks don't have to be boring, as The Fix staff recently discovered. From the sweet mock cosmo to the complex New England buck, find out which we liked best—and how to make them. MORE  

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In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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