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Morning Roundup: June 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Supercross rider James Stewart tests positive for drugs, drug cartel caught smuggling pot in watermelons, and drunk driver blames car crash on texting. MORE  

Latvia, Italy and UK Named Worst European Countries For Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Meanwhile, heroin seems to be on the wane, though it's being replaced with increases in crystal meth and ecstasy use. MORE  

Occasional Stimulant Use Changes Brain Of Users

By McCarton Ackerman

A new research study shows that even part-time stimulant use can alter brain chemistry. MORE  

German Scientists Claim Cannabis Caused Two Deaths

By Shawn Dwyer

The deaths included one man who had a serious heart condition, and another who had a history with cocaine and amphetamines. MORE  

U.K. Sees Staggering Rise In 'Legal High' Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite overall drug use being at record lows, Britain has seen a sudden explosion of deaths related to dietary supplements and laughing gas. MORE  

Saudi Drug Testing Program Deemed a Failure

By Paul Gaita

The failure of the Kingdom's drug testing policy underscores the country's growing and often ignored substance abuse problem. MORE  

Why Are British Border Guards Not Arresting For Drug Possession?

By McCarton Ackerman

Border Force officers have become surprisingly lenient in allowing passengers to carry small amounts of cannabis and even amphetamines. MORE  

Dubai Police Arrest Three In $31 Million Drug Haul

By McCarton Ackerman

The offenders face potentially strict prison sentences and harsh treatment due to the United Arab Emirates' zero tolerance drug policy. MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. MORE  

How to Crowdsource a Meth Lab

By Bryan Le

A Princeton scientist who wants to research amphetamines tells The Fix how he's asking the Internet for help. MORE  

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'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

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Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

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Study Finds 'Energy Cocktails' Increase Urge To Drink

An Australian study has raised another flag in the dangerous practice of combing booze and energy drinks.

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