What effects do drugs and alcohol have on genocides? That question is still largely left unanswered. After examining the cases of the Nazi and German armies, Adolf Hitler, and the Rwandan Genocide; we are left with more speculation and questions, than answers. However, it is safe to assume that drugs and alcohol did play an important role in genocides. Whether they were used as a recreational activity, a mood enhancer, a way to wake up sleepy soldiers, a coping mechanism, or to aid a sickly dictator. More research is needed in this area in order to determine the exact implications of the use of drugs and alcohol on genocide.