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Americans

Morning Roundup: May 19, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Zenon Konopka suspended for drug violation, former Redskins player busted for accepting package of drugs, and baby brought to hospital four times over legal limit. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Prefer Treatment Over Jail For Drug Abusers

By McCarton Ackerman

The change in attitude toward drugs and drug users was spurred in part by a more relaxed view on marijuana, though most still don't want it in their community. MORE  

White House Study Shows Americans Spent $109 Billion on Drugs

By Paul Gaita

Though the study only includes data up to 2010, before the recent surge in heroin abuse, Americans now spend more on drugs than they do on furniture and appliances. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 19, 2013

By The Fix staff

Obama's drug czar attacks marijuana legalization, Los Zetas drug cartel seeks to recruit Americans, and Amanda Knox was smoking pot the night of her roommate's murder. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 15, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Researchers urge global crackdown on fake drugs, Americans think US is losing the Drug War, and rock band Hinder's new album is inspired by a "dark" drug binge. MORE  

Young America Still Split on Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

Young adults back legal marijuana less enthusiastically than gay marriage or citizenship for illegal immigrants. MORE  

An American in Paris

By Kristen McGuiness

When I moved to France, my inner drunk came along for the ride. Now, I'm facing the temptations of early sobriety all over again. Will it be harder to stay sober in the City of Light? MORE  

Americans Now Booze More at Bars

By Chrisanne Grise

Examination of changing US drinking habits since 1982 reveals more wine, less hard liquor and less drinking at home. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 26, 2012

By May Wilkerson

France approves "anti-alcoholism" drug, 3 in 5 Americans misuse prescription pills, and circus elephants test positive for opiates. MORE  

Surge of Seniors Getting Addicted Later in Life

By Fionna Agomuoh

As many as 40% of older addicts didn't get hooked until their fifties. MORE  

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