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Hunter R. Slaton

Calling All Rehab Alumni

By Hunter R. Slaton

Help The Fix review five name-brand rehabs in Southern California, Florida and Tennessee. MORE  

Four-Year-Old Hits the Bottle, Hard

By Hunter R. Slaton

A young SoCal boy ends up dangerously drunk after knocking back an unattended vodka-and-Squirt cocktail. MORE  

Young Men Hardest Hit by Fake Pot

By Hunter R. Slaton

According to a new government report, synthetic cannabinoids accounted for more than 11,000 ER admissions in 2010. MORE  

Can You Be Sentenced to Church for Drunk Driving?

By Hunter R. Slaton

The case of an Oklahoma teen who was sentenced to a decade's worth of sermons brings up constitutional questions. MORE  

Medicaid Boost Could Help Millions of Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

Expansion of the insurance program could provide substance-abuse treatment for 2.6 million uninsured alcoholics and addicts, experts say. MORE  

The Fix Reviews Five New Rehabs

By Hunter R. Slaton

These substantive, star-rated assessments of facilities across the US can help you make a well-informed treatment decision. MORE  

Guinea-Bissau's Cocaine Coup

By Hunter R. Slaton

Experts say that the real reason for the April overthrow of a West African government has now become clear. MORE  

Youth Cig Sales Hit New Low

By Hunter R. Slaton

Last year, just 8.5% of retailers sold tobacco products illegally to kids—that's almost 80% down since 1997. MORE  

Florida Sober Houses in the Crosshairs

By Hunter R. Slaton

Delray Beach officials are renewing their efforts to regulate what they see as a Wild West environment of sober-living homes. MORE  

Narconon Arrowhead CEO Breaks His Silence

By Hunter R. Slaton

The director of a Scientology-affiliated rehab, where three have died in the past year, speaks out—to a point—for the first time. MORE  

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