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31st May '18 10:27:23 AM Kalaong
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* Creator/TomClancy's Literature/JackRyan has a heroin problem, acquired through a pain medication regimen after a well-meaning nurse gave him a morphine prescription higher than normal during his recovery from the helicopter accident that resulted in his medical discharge from the US Marine Corps. In ''Literature/PatriotGames'', it's noted this makes him leery of painkillers in general. It should be noted that he appears to have entirely beaten this addiction - apart from painkillers prescribed for him at the beginning of ''Patriot Games'' while recovering from a gunshot wound, he is ''never'' seen taking any kind of opiate or painkiller. His low-level cigarette addiction (A result of job stress) on the other hand...

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* Creator/TomClancy's Literature/JackRyan has a heroin problem, acquired through a pain medication regimen after a well-meaning nurse gave him a morphine prescription higher than normal during his recovery from the helicopter accident that resulted in his medical discharge from the US Marine Corps.Corps; a well-meaning nurse over-prescribed his morphine. In ''Literature/PatriotGames'', it's noted this makes him leery of painkillers in general. It should be noted that he appears to have entirely beaten this addiction - apart from painkillers prescribed for him at the beginning of ''Patriot Games'' while recovering from a gunshot wound, he is ''never'' seen taking any kind of opiate or painkiller. His low-level cigarette addiction (A result of job stress) on the other hand...
28th May '18 5:04:12 PM RF99
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* While generally not vilified, coffee (caffeine) and cigarette (nicotine) addicts count, in addition to commonplace things such as sugar, salt, and fat, all of which the body naturally craves. As with any stereotypical narcotic, however, an addict of these things will still be pressured by society to quit or cut back when their functionality is affected.
28th May '18 5:01:29 PM RF99
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** It is implied in the fourth season that Commander Ivanova is a functioning alcoholic, doing double-shots of vodka to try getting to sleep at night after [[spoiler: [[TheCaptain Sheridan]] falls at Z'Ha'Dum, Garibaldi is abducted by the Shadows, and she is left trying to help Delenn hold TheAlliance together as it threatens to unravel.]]
20th May '18 6:22:37 PM Luigifan
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Could be justified because fiction typically involves putting characters through unusual, dramatic and stressful situations which does increase the likelihood of an addict becoming dysfunctional. Also conservation of detail comes into play. Its usually not worth mentioning that the character has an addiction if it plays no role in the plot and tells us nothing important about the character.

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Could be justified because fiction typically involves putting characters through unusual, dramatic dramatic, and stressful situations which does increase the likelihood of an addict becoming dysfunctional. Also conservation Also, {{conservation of detail detail}} comes into play. Its It's usually not worth mentioning that the character has an addiction if it plays no role in the plot and tells us nothing important about the character.
18th May '18 10:59:00 AM TheREALMightyKamina
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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=443085 Jhoira]] from WebVideo/TolarianCommunityCollege sure loves her Time Water...
--> The Professor: "I'm sorry, did you say 'Time Water'?"
--> Jhoira: "Yeah, you just drink a bunch of it and you find yourself in the future. I drink Time Water like crazy!"
--> The Professor: *Sniffs at an offered bottle and recoils* "This is Vodka."
7th May '18 12:33:55 AM Al08
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* ''Series/{{Southland}}'': John Cooper is originally a functional addict, but [[spoiler: is barely functional by the end of season three is given an ultimatum by Ben: check in to rehab or he'll expose him.]]

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* ''Series/{{Southland}}'': John Cooper is originally a functional addict, but [[spoiler: is barely functional by the end of season three and is given an ultimatum by Ben: check in to rehab or he'll expose him.]]
12th Apr '18 6:04:03 PM kbissett
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* Tasha Yar of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' was born a drug addict, as her mother was an addict who didn't make any attempt to regulate her habit while pregnant. It only get mentions a few times (most notably in an episode where she gives a lecture to Wesley on how people get into drugs at all), and she is never shown using.
20th Mar '18 4:00:39 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the titular character's addictions include nicotine (in the form of patches) and mysteries. He can normally function well as long as he has the latter. However, at least one episode has him running around demanding just one cigarette when no cases are available.

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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** The
titular character's addictions include nicotine (in the form of patches) and mysteries. [[InHarmsWay mysteries.]] He can normally function well as long as he has the latter. However, at least one episode has him running around demanding just one cigarette [[AllergicToRoutine when no cases are available.]]



-->'''DI Lestrade:''' It's a drugs bust!
-->'''Dr. John Watson:''' Seriously. This guy, a junkie? Have you met him?
-->'''Sherlock Holmes:''' John.
-->'''Dr. John Watson:''' I'm pretty sure you could search this flat all day and you wouldn't find anything that you could call recreational.
-->'''Sherlock Holmes:''' John, you might want to shut up now.
-->'''Dr. John Watson:''' Yeah, but come on... no...
-->'''Sherlock Holmes:''' What?
-->'''Dr. John Watson:''' ...You?

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-->'''DI Lestrade:''' It's a drugs bust!
-->'''Dr.
bust!\\
'''Dr.
John Watson:''' Seriously. This guy, a junkie? Have you met him?
-->'''Sherlock
him?\\
'''Sherlock
Holmes:''' John.
-->'''Dr.
John.\\
'''Dr.
John Watson:''' I'm pretty sure you could search this flat all day [[MarriedToTheJob and you wouldn't find anything that you could call recreational.
-->'''Sherlock
recreational.]]\\
'''Sherlock
Holmes:''' John, you might want to shut up now.
-->'''Dr.
now.\\
'''Dr.
John Watson:''' Yeah, but come on... no...
-->'''Sherlock
''(sees Sherlock's expression)'' No...\\
'''Sherlock
Holmes:''' What?
-->'''Dr.
What?\\
'''Dr.
John Watson:''' ...You?
12th Mar '18 5:11:29 PM MadAnthony94
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** A particularly egregious example in Season 5, where Pam becomes addicted to cocaine, sometimes eating pounds of it in a day. The only problem this causes is that everyone else wants to sell it; Pam's health isn't affected (in fact, she loses quite a bit of weight) and her behavior is mostly the same barring the comedic rampage she goes into once she gets caught off.

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** A particularly egregious example in In Season 5, where Pam becomes addicted to cocaine, sometimes eating pounds of it in a day. The only problem this causes is that everyone else wants to ISIS' finances, since they want to sell it; the stuff; Pam's health isn't affected (in fact, she loses quite a bit of weight) and her behavior is mostly the same barring the comedic rampage she goes into once she gets caught off.
12th Mar '18 5:10:31 PM MadAnthony94
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** A particularly egregious example in Season 5, where Pam becomes addicted to cocaine, sometimes eating pounds of it in a day. The only problem this causes is that everyone else wants to sell it; Pam's health isn't affected (in fact, she loses quite a bit of weight) and her behavior is mostly the same barring the comedic rampage she goes into once she gets caught off.
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