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10th Nov '17 4:50:53 PM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', the game's tutorial NPC spouts this message along with other nuggets of "wisdom."
-->'''Charlie:''' Remember, Winners Don't Use Drugs! Except steroids. In which case, [[DrugsAreGood use lots of drugs!]]
9th Nov '17 12:19:00 PM BeerBaron
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** Skooma, a drinkable drug, is shown as highly addictive as well as causing brain damage. In game terms, this translates to two points of intelligence damage per bottle, meaning 25 doses could leave you a vegetable. [[BrokenAesop A 10 coin offering at the local shrine makes you as good as new]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it has no negative effects on the player character whatsoever. This is despite meeting a pathetic addict of it in one of the Khajiit caravans.
** This is also subverted with moon-sugar, the main ingredient in Skooma, it has no permanent downsides and is used by Khajiit in ritualistic worshipping, but because it's an ingredient in Skooma, it's illegal all the same.

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** Skooma, a drinkable drug, is shown as highly addictive as well as causing brain damage. In game terms, Throughout the series, [[FantasticDrug Moon Sugar and its derivative, Skooma]], are treated this translates way. Users are depicted similarly to two points real world drug addicts, with them being desperate for the drug to the point where it ruins their lives and are willing to resort to crime to get it. Additionally, any organizations which traffic or deal the drugs are considered to be scum.
** However, it is Inverted in the hands
of intelligence damage per bottle, meaning 25 doses could leave the player as illegal drugs are ''very'' useful for [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]].
** To the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], Moon Sugar is a borderline sacred substance. Those who control the Moon Sugar essentially control Khajiiti society. In fact, in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the only merchants who will buy Moon Sugar and Skooma from
you a vegetable. [[BrokenAesop A 10 coin offering at the local shrine makes you as good as new]].
are Khajiits.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it Skooma has no negative effects on the player character PlayerCharacter whatsoever. This is despite meeting a pathetic addict of it in one of the Khajiit caravans.
** This is also subverted with moon-sugar, the main ingredient in Skooma, it has no permanent downsides and is used by Khajiit in ritualistic worshipping, but because it's an ingredient in Skooma, it's illegal all the same.
caravans.
25th Oct '17 12:09:09 PM Geoduck
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* Creator/HPLovecraft took time out from his usual horror oeuvre to pen the short-short story "Old Bugs", which gently parodies heavy-handed anti-drinking screeds.
21st Oct '17 10:23:02 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' plays this straight, with drug dealers being a major enemy for [[VigilanteMan the protagonists]] early on, and much comment on how they ruin the already struggling neighborhoods of the poor and oppressed. Then the heroes go further, and start going after the {{Corrupt Politician}}s who shelter the criminals, and things escalate from there...
15th Oct '17 2:49:45 PM nombretomado
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* Music/TheKinks' ''[[BritishEnglish Harry Rag]]'' is a light-hearted singalong number about addiction to a more mundane and legal drug: nicotine.

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* Music/TheKinks' ''[[BritishEnglish "[[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish Harry Rag]]'' Rag]]" is a light-hearted singalong number about addiction to a more mundane and legal drug: nicotine.
26th Sep '17 11:35:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' features a subversion of this principle (though this may depend on your opinion of the characters): Drugs are GOOD. The 3 people who don't smoke pot are a battered wife, a cheating wife and a closeted homosexual wife beater. All the characters that are even marginally sympathetic smoke marijuana. Then again, the main character that takes pot is trying to seduce a young girl and escape responsibility, along with the drug dealer, being a well-meaning, but [[BuffySpeak off-kilterish and stalkerish]] guy. On the third hand, [[spoiler: the main character does NOT sleep with the (not really) wannabe {{Lolita}} at the end.]]

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* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' features a subversion of this principle (though this may depend on your opinion of the characters): Drugs are GOOD. The 3 people who don't smoke pot are a battered wife, a cheating wife and a closeted homosexual wife beater. All the characters that are even marginally sympathetic smoke marijuana. Then again, the main character that takes pot is trying to seduce a young girl and escape responsibility, along with the drug dealer, being a well-meaning, but [[BuffySpeak off-kilterish and stalkerish]] guy. On the third hand, [[spoiler: the main character does NOT sleep with the (not really) wannabe {{Lolita}} Literature/{{Lolita}} at the end.]]
26th Sep '17 11:00:30 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat]] OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like like]] a pretty cheerful and upbeat]] upbeat OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.
18th Sep '17 4:10:46 AM shokoshu
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* German comedian Frank Zander has the "Nick Nack Man", a rather black song for him. Selfsame man [[{{Satan}} (Old Nick?)]] applauds when you take drugs. (Or start a nuclear war.)
* "Heroin (It's All Over)" by the Lurkers. ([[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein Probably.]])
16th Sep '17 3:36:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat song]] about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting high]], but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat song]] about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting high]], upbeat]] OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.



** However, this is completely averted with his new remake of "Because I Got High" in which he extolls the benefits of marijuana and is now personally pushing for full legalization.

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** However, this is completely averted with his new remake of "Because I Got High" in which he extolls is an OdeToIntoxication played straight, extolling the benefits of marijuana and is now personally pushing for full advocating legalization.



* Music/BillyJoel's "Captain Jack" is about a RealLife heroin dealer in a Long Island housing project and a young man whose life is falling apart and turns to drugs as a result. The chorus at the beginning includes the line "Captain Jack will get you high tonight". By the end, it is "Captain Jack will make you die tonight".

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* Music/BillyJoel's "Captain Jack" is about a RealLife heroin dealer in a Long Island housing project and a young man whose life is falling apart and turns to drugs as a result. The chorus at the beginning includes the line "Captain Jack will get you high tonight". tonight." By the end, it is changes to "Captain Jack will make you die tonight".tonight."



* The Music/DavidBowie-led HardRock group Tin Machine had a song on this subject with "Crack City" in 1989. (Bowie himself had some personal experience with this during his cocaine-induced CreatorBreakdown.)

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* The Music/DavidBowie-led HardRock group Tin Machine had a song on this subject with "Crack City" in 1989. (Bowie himself had some personal experience with this during his cocaine-induced CreatorBreakdown.CreatorBreakdown, an experience he reflected on in the RealitySubtext of "Ashes to Ashes" from his album ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps''.)
17th Aug '17 11:57:05 PM Chabal2
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** Other sources (novels, backstories...) mention characters with stimpack addictions.
** ''VideoGame/NovaCovertOps'' finally gives stimpacks that actually ''heal'' damage when the unit uses them in addition to the combat boosts. Drugs are awesome, kids!
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