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20th Apr '18 2:25:46 PM superkeijikun
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*** Trevor's entire business is based around meth production and he uses the drugs himself. He's a [[AxeCrazy complete psychopath]] [[HairTriggerTemper prone to violence from the slightest transgression.]] Most of his problems come from short-sightedness in his business ventures (his taking a detour to destroy the house of an Azteca led to the collapse of his deal with the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] and his attempts to 'Re-negotiate' by destroying another meth lab puts him on the triads' shit list plus he [[spoiler: kidnapped the wife of a very powerful mob boss]]).

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*** Trevor's entire business is based around meth production and he uses the drugs himself. He's a [[AxeCrazy complete psychopath]] [[HairTriggerTemper prone to violence from the slightest transgression.]] Most of his problems come from short-sightedness in his business ventures (his taking a detour to destroy the house of an Azteca led to the collapse of his deal with the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] and his attempts to 'Re-negotiate' by destroying another meth lab puts him on the triads' shit list plus he [[spoiler: kidnapped the wife of a very powerful mob boss]]). He also loves to huff gasoline fumes.



** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues the tradition- you can still shoot up all sorts of different chems for buffs (and it's extremely easy to make yourself immune to addiction), and one of the [=NPCs=] you recruit can be given drugs that will giver her psychic visions that will help you. However, if you don't convince her to stop, it eventually ''will'' kill her (or rather, there's a drug that will kill her if you give it to her) and almost all of your allies disapprove of giving her drugs. There's also a party member who will eventually reveal that they're suffering from a ''severe'' Psycho addiction, to the point that they've started vomiting blood and they know that they've only got a short time left unless you help them get cured.

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues the tradition- you can still shoot up all sorts of different chems for buffs (and it's extremely easy to make yourself immune to addiction), and one of the [=NPCs=] you recruit can be given drugs that will giver her psychic visions that will help you. However, if you don't convince her to stop, it eventually ''will'' kill her (or rather, there's a drug that will kill her if you give it to her) and almost all of your allies disapprove of giving her drugs. There's also a party member who will eventually reveal that they're suffering from a ''severe'' Psycho addiction, to the point that they've started vomiting blood and they know that they've only got a short time left unless you help them get cured. Another recruitable ally is an unabashed addict who ended up turning into a ghoul after taking a hit of an experimental radioactive drug, and can end up ''dying'' from an overdose of Med-X (the aforementioned renamed version of morphine) if you max out his RelationshipValues.
17th Apr '18 7:30:55 PM nombretomado
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Note that the full name of the trope should be "''Recreational'' Drugs Are Bad". [[IThoughtItMeant If you or the characters take the title at face value]], you've got a case of MistakenForJunkie.

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Note that the full name of the trope should be "''Recreational'' Drugs Are Bad". [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant If you or the characters take the title at face value]], you've got a case of MistakenForJunkie.
4th Apr '18 5:55:39 PM angie710
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See also TheAggressiveDrugDealer, that monster from the [[TheEighties '80s]] and [[TheNineties '90s]] who finds middle-class suburbanite kids wherever they are and ''forces'' them to take his drugs. Contrast FunctionalAddict, where the negative effects of drugs are not portrayed as intensely. See also RecoveredAddict, who often delivers this Aesop. A song with this message is an OdeToSobriety. For the opposite of this trope, when drugs and drug use are portrayed positively, see DrugsAreGood.

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See also TheAggressiveDrugDealer, that monster from the [[TheEighties '80s]] and [[TheNineties '90s]] who finds middle-class suburbanite kids wherever they are and ''forces'' them to take his drugs. Contrast FunctionalAddict, where the negative effects of drugs are not portrayed as intensely. See also AddledAddict. See also RecoveredAddict, who often delivers this Aesop. A song with this message is an OdeToSobriety. For the opposite of this trope, when drugs and drug use are portrayed positively, see DrugsAreGood.
31st Mar '18 5:22:39 PM Bismuth83
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* MANY ''ComicBook/TandyComputerWhizKids'' comics contained anti-drug messages.
13th Mar '18 10:22:05 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like {{Technically Living Zombie}}s. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. plays with this trope. On the pro-side, one hand, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro ([[TruthInTelevision modeled after a real-life Russian street drug called Krokodil]]) serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, other hand, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like {{Technically Living Zombie}}s. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]
13th Mar '18 10:20:36 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like TechnicallyLivingZombies. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like TechnicallyLivingZombies.{{Technically Living Zombie}}s. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]
13th Mar '18 10:20:12 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like barely functional zombies. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like barely functional zombies.TechnicallyLivingZombies. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]
13th Mar '18 9:07:42 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' zigzags all over the place on this. On the pro-side, an experimental PsychoSerum called Nekro serves as both a buff and healing item throughout the game. On the anti-side, the game does absolutely nothing to glamorize it; all of the playable characters who use it (who all started out getting kidnapped and used as test subjects for the drug) look grungy and worn-out, while other addicts can look like barely functional zombies. The FinalBoss is also [[spoiler: a manifestation of the characters' addiction that they have to fight off in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, and if you end up using even one Nekro syringe during the fight you get the BadEnding where your character dies of an overdose.]]
25th Feb '18 2:55:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', heroin proves to be the undoing of Creator/JohnTravolta's character, who's so strung out all the time that he's totally incompetent as a hitman.
4th Feb '18 8:16:47 PM Unicorndance
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* In ''Literature/DoctorDog'', the teenage boy smokes and then gets a cough and is taught smoking is bad. The grandfather also gets drunk. The only symptom of said drunkenness is gas, but that's treated as bad anyway.


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* "Better Things to Do" by ''Music/JudyPancoast'' is about how drugs are bad because there are better ways to entertain yourself.
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