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Morning Roundup: August 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ice Road Truckers star wasted during arrest, woman smoked crack while breastfeeding, and man drags wife to cops over WhatsApp addiction. MORE  

Did Ambien Play A Role In Fort Hood Shooting?

By Shawn Dwyer

UPDATED: Ivan Lopez was being treated with Ambien and anti-depressants for mental health problems unrelated to combat. MORE  

U.S. War Veteran Addicted to Opiates Due to Lack of Treatment Options

By Bryan Le

The Department of Veteran's Affairs gave Justin Minyard prescription painkillers instead of discussing options with him. MORE  

German Army Camp Cracks Down on Drunks

By McCarton Ackerman

Chronic boozing at the base in Afghanistan has already caused one accidental death. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 18, 2013

By Bryan Le

Experts say teens shouldn't use medical marijuana for pain, Samuel Jackson recounts his worst drunken audition, and new Miss USA wants to fight drug and alcohol abuse. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

Sen. Schumer seeks to crack down on "academic doping," Southern pastors want to decriminalize drug use, and Paul McCartney smells weed on-stage at Bonnaroo. MORE  

The Third Reich's Love Affair With Meth

By Victoria Kim

It was seen as the "ideal war drug" by the Nazis. Incredibly, German troops were still offered it as late as 1988. MORE  

Sgt. Bales' Lawyer Blames Drugs and Alcohol for Killing Spree

By McCarton Ackerman

The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians was "pumped" with steroid-like drugs and booze, his lawyer claims. MORE  

Smoking at a Munitions Depot May Harm You and Others Around You

By Bryan Le

A hapless Russian army private's dropped butt detonates 4,000 tons of explosives. MORE  

Report: Military Must Deal With Substance Abuse

By Chrisanne Grise

A report released today adds weight to calls for the Pentagon do more. MORE  

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