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Hunter R. Slaton

NJ Hosts Rival Drug-Offender Treatment Plans

By Hunter R. Slaton

Gov. Christie's bid for mandatory treatment for non-violent drug offenders is followed by another, more cautious approach to diverting addicts from prison. MORE  

Video: Recovering Addict Film Hits Festival

By Hunter R. Slaton

Oslo, August 31st—Joachim Trier's portrait of an addict in uncertain early recovery—is being shown in New York. Check out the trailer. MORE  

Caught in the Web: An Internet Addict's Story

By Hunter R. Slaton

Internet addiction doesn’t just mean hours lost to Facebook. For an early online abuser named Pauline, it meant demoralization familiar to any low-bottom alcoholic. So she started a 12-step meeting. MORE  

Smokeless Tobacco "Orbs" Safer, FDA Says

By Hunter R. Slaton

A health-impact study on tobacco "dissolvables" produces a variety pack of pros and cons. MORE  

The Fix Expands Its Rehab Review

By Hunter R. Slaton

Four new drug-and-alcohol treatment centers—and one sober-living house—have been reviewed and rated by the people who know. MORE  

Sobriety Through Social Media

By Hunter R. Slaton

When Paul Carr realized that drinking was killing him, he eschewed AA and turned to an unlikely higher power. MORE  

"The Eight Kindes of Drunkennes"

By Hunter R. Slaton

Which kind of drunken animal were you—a heavie swine or a craftie fox? Check this handy diagnosis, circa 1592. MORE  

What Killed Andrew Breitbart?

By Maer Roshan and Hunter R. Slaton

Mainstream media outlets have jumped on rumors that the controversial conservative icon was assassinated by the President. So why are they ignoring a much likelier scenario? MORE  

SoCal Rehab Defies Closure

By Hunter R. Slaton

Cited for sketchy handling of meds and other violations, Morningside Recovery continues to operate even after it was told to shut down. MORE  

Video: The Artist's Intervention

By Hunter R. Slaton

After The Artist's big Oscar wins, could a flood of tap-dancing silent-film addicts be imminent? MORE  

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