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25th May '17 11:19:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the end of "Once You Understand" by Bobby Susser's studio group Think, a father named Mr. Kirk learns from the police that his son Robert died of an overdose. This dialogue was SampledUp in 4hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare" and a few other '90s techno songs.

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* At the end of "Once You Understand" by Bobby Susser's studio group Think, a father named Mr. Kirk learns from the police that his seventeen year old son Robert died of an overdose. This dialogue was SampledUp in 4hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare" and a few other '90s techno songs.
25th May '17 11:16:48 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the end of "Once You Understand" by Bobby Susser's studio group Think, a father named Mr. Kirk learns from the police that his son Robert died of an overdose. This dialogue was SampledUp in 4hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare" and a few other '90s techno songs.
2nd May '17 4:41:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Music/{{Primus}}'s "Lacquer Head" is about the horrors of huffing household chemicals.
29th Apr '17 6:26:47 PM nombretomado
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* In the episode of [[TokyoMewMew Mew Mew Power]] where Kiki becomes a Mew Mew, when Kiki asks for a tip (she was asking for the kind of tip with money), Zoey tells her, "Don't do drugs, and stay in school!"

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* In the episode of [[TokyoMewMew ''[[Anime/TokyoMewMew Mew Mew Power]] Power]]'' where Kiki becomes a Mew Mew, when Kiki asks for a tip (she was asking for the kind of tip with money), Zoey tells her, "Don't do drugs, and stay in school!"
23rd Apr '17 9:49:38 AM nombretomado
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* In SweetValleyHigh "On The Edge" (#40) a heartbroken Regina Morrow goes to a party, tries cocaine for the first time, and dies soon after.

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* In SweetValleyHigh Literature/SweetValleyHigh "On The Edge" (#40) a heartbroken Regina Morrow goes to a party, tries cocaine for the first time, and dies soon after.
21st Apr '17 6:39:39 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Parodied in a Bizarro comic which has four images: Your Brain=An egg, Your Brain on drugs= A fried egg, Your Brain with Bacon= A fried egg with Bacon, Your brains mother= A hen.

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** Parodied in a Bizarro comic which has four images: Your Brain=An egg, Your Brain on drugs= A fried egg, Your Brain with Bacon= A fried egg with Bacon, Your brains brain's mother= A hen.



** And of course, the unforgettable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyXFN4ocN_o "This Is Your Brain On Heroin"]] version.
*** And then there's the great ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' Parody [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4H517oi7pU to the previous example]]



** Parodied in TheGoldbergs episode "Muscles Mirsky".

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** Parodied in TheGoldbergs ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' episode "Muscles Mirsky". Mirsky".
* The aforementioned PSA was later remade in TheNineties as the unforgettable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyXFN4ocN_o "This Is Your Brain On Heroin"]], which starred Creator/RachaelLeighCook trashing a kitchen with a frying pan to show the damage that drugs do not only to their users, but to the people around them.
** And then there's the great ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parody [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4H517oi7pU of the '90s version]].
** Ironically, twenty years later, Cook herself would turn the message on its head and remake the ad as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKXN6Vdr3g0 "Your Brain on Drug Policy"]], a vicious excoriation of the War on Drugs and the damage it does to working-class people and communities (especially people of color).
7th Apr '17 2:28:53 PM infernape612
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* In Nitro+CHIRAL's ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'', nothing good can come from using Line. Though it increases your physical abilites, it results in loss of rational thought, and excruciating withdrawal. Worst case scenario, you either disembowel your childhood friend ([[spoiler:Keisuke does so to Akira]]), or end up a vegetable ([[spoiler:in Shiki's case]]). Even Akira and [[spoiler:Keisuke]]'s best end results in hints of PTSD and a huge case of MyGodWhatHaveIDone?

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* In Nitro+CHIRAL's ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'', nothing good can come from using Line. Though it increases your physical abilites, it results in loss of rational thought, and excruciating withdrawal. Worst case scenario, you either disembowel your childhood friend ([[spoiler:Keisuke does so to Akira]]), or end up a vegetable ([[spoiler:in Shiki's case]]). Even Akira and [[spoiler:Keisuke]]'s best end results in hints of PTSD and a huge case of MyGodWhatHaveIDone?MyGodWhatHaveIDone
7th Apr '17 2:28:11 PM infernape612
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* Played with in ''[[Videogame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Human 2]]'', a side quest has Krypto, disguised as female hippy, talking to, and becoming exasperated with, The Freak because his junky brain can't keep up with the conversation.
-->(Looking at the camera)'''Krypto''': You see kids, ''this'' is why you don't do drugs.

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* Played with in ''[[Videogame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Human Humans 2]]'', a side quest has Krypto, disguised as a female hippy, hippie, talking to, and becoming exasperated with, The Freak because his junky junkie brain can't keep up with the conversation.
-->(Looking -->'''Krypto''': ''[looking at the camera)'''Krypto''': camera]'' You see kids, ''this'' is why you don't do drugs.
7th Apr '17 2:11:24 PM infernape612
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* The infamous VideoGame/{{Portal2}} fanfic FanFic/ItsMyLife has perhaps the ''[[SpaceWhaleAesop strangest]]'' use of this trope ever, since the two characters that the author repeatedly uses to preach this aesop, Atlas and P-body (or [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Altas and P-boy]], as she calls them), are ''lungless, mouthless robots''. She never explains how they are ingesting drugs in the first place.

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* The infamous VideoGame/{{Portal2}} VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} fanfic FanFic/ItsMyLife has perhaps the ''[[SpaceWhaleAesop strangest]]'' use of this trope ever, since the two characters that the author repeatedly uses to preach this aesop, Atlas and P-body (or [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Altas and P-boy]], as she calls them), are ''lungless, mouthless robots''. She never explains how they are ingesting drugs in the first place.
30th Mar '17 2:20:19 PM Jhonny
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Alternatively, drugs make people feel wonderful the first time they take them, but every subsequent time the same drug (or a harder one) makes them feel worse than Hell. But it's too late, because they're already "hooked" after the first time, and according to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_drug_theory gateway drug theory]], if you give a teen a marijuana cigarette, he'll inevitably wind up doing something harder. The theory has [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics no proper scientific basis]] whatsoever (some people do, some people don't, but it'd be pretty unethical to hand out pot to kids and see how many move on to crack), but science would just get in the way of some [[ScareEmStraight effective scare tactics]].

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Alternatively, drugs make people feel wonderful the first time they take them, but every subsequent time the same drug (or a harder one) makes them feel worse than Hell. But it's too late, because they're already "hooked" after the first time, and according to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_drug_theory gateway drug theory]], if you give a teen a marijuana cigarette, he'll inevitably wind up doing something harder. The theory has [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics no proper scientific basis]] whatsoever (some people do, some people don't, but it'd be pretty unethical to hand out pot to kids and see how many move on to crack), but science would just get in the way of some [[ScareEmStraight effective scare tactics]].
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