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7th Jan '18 7:54:36 PM IndyRevolution
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* Up and coming Souncloud rapper Lil Peep was self described as a "productive junkie", but also [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing advised his audience to stay away from drugs.]] However, [[SubvertedTrope he ended up overdosing and dying on a tour bus at the age of 21.]]

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* Up and coming Souncloud rapper Lil Peep was self described as a "productive junkie", but also [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing advised his audience to stay away from drugs.]] However, [[SubvertedTrope he ended up overdosing on fentanyl]] [[TearJerker and dying on a tour bus at the age of 21.]]
7th Jan '18 7:52:40 PM IndyRevolution
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* Up and coming Souncloud rapper Lil Peep was self described as a "productive junkie", but also [[DoNotDoThisCoolThis advised his audience to stay away from drugs.]] However, [[SubvertedTrope he ended up overdosing and dying on a tour bus at the age of 21.]]

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* Up and coming Souncloud rapper Lil Peep was self described as a "productive junkie", but also [[DoNotDoThisCoolThis [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing advised his audience to stay away from drugs.]] However, [[SubvertedTrope he ended up overdosing and dying on a tour bus at the age of 21.]]
7th Jan '18 7:52:25 PM IndyRevolution
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* Up and coming Souncloud rapper Lil Peep was self described as a "productive junkie", but also [[DoNotDoThisCoolThis advised his audience to stay away from drugs.]] However, [[SubvertedTrope he ended up overdosing and dying on a tour bus at the age of 21.]]
28th Dec '17 1:59:17 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/BetterLivingThroughChemistry'': Doug Varney is addicted to pharmaceutical drugs, but manages to fulfill his obligations despite his addiction, although it's clearly taking a toll on him. It helps that, as the chief pharmacist, he knows the effects of the drugs and tries to balance them out to avoid lasting damage.
25th Nov '17 3:19:05 AM RedScharlach
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** [[CowboyCop Jimmy McNulty]] is a particularly believable example; hard-drinking and described by his best friend as "an emotional train-wreck of a human being", he clearly has many issues. While he is obviously alcoholic, it's not until season 5 that his alcoholism is explicitly called such (it mostly gets accepted as typical "cop" behaviour), but in a scene where the FBI are investigating [[spoiler: a fake serial killer [=McNulty=] has invented to gain access to funding that would otherwise be denied to less glamourous cases]]. The FBI only listens to a short piece of [[spoiler: "serial killer"]][[CreateYourOwnVillain McNulty]] talking, but they use it to nail his personality almost exactly, describing him as an arrogant, high-functioning alcoholic. [[WhatHaveIBecome McNulty]] is visibly shaken by how accurate they are, especially given that he was loudly proclaiming the inaccuracy of FBI profiles not a minute earlier.

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** [[CowboyCop Jimmy McNulty]] is a particularly believable example; hard-drinking and described by his best friend as "an emotional train-wreck of a human being", he clearly has many issues. While he is obviously alcoholic, it's not until season 5 that his alcoholism is explicitly called such (it mostly gets accepted as typical "cop" behaviour), but in a scene where the FBI are investigating [[spoiler: a fake serial killer [=McNulty=] has invented to gain access to funding that would otherwise be denied to less glamourous glamorous cases]]. The FBI only listens to a short piece of [[spoiler: "serial killer"]][[CreateYourOwnVillain McNulty]] talking, but they use it to nail his personality almost exactly, describing him as an arrogant, high-functioning alcoholic. [[WhatHaveIBecome McNulty]] is visibly shaken by how accurate they are, especially given that he was loudly proclaiming the inaccuracy of FBI profiles not a minute earlier.



* High Elves in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' were essentially to addicted to magic and functioned for generations by sustaining themselves on the magic of their sacred Sun Well, but when the Sun Well was destroyed their entire race descended into withdrawal and they became the Blood Elves. The Blood Elves started siphoning fel magic from demons to sooth their withdrawl and a faction of them even enslaved an angelic entity to feed off of it. Player Character Blood Elves up to restoration of the Sun Well were functional addicts; and various forms of degenerate blood elves who had descended too deeply into their depraved addictions were common antagonists in the Burning Crusade Expansion.

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* High Elves in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' were essentially to addicted to magic and functioned for generations by sustaining themselves on the magic of their sacred Sun Well, but when the Sun Well was destroyed their entire race descended into withdrawal and they became the Blood Elves. The Blood Elves started siphoning fel magic from demons to sooth their withdrawl withdrawal and a faction of them even enslaved an angelic entity to feed off of it. Player Character Blood Elves up to restoration of the Sun Well were functional addicts; and various forms of degenerate blood elves who had descended too deeply into their depraved addictions were common antagonists in the Burning Crusade Expansion.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Piss}}'' Moira functions well enough to maintain her job as a mercenary, despite a severe drink problem .

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Piss}}'' Moira functions well enough to maintain her job as a mercenary, despite a severe drink problem .problem.



* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' has party members who are often addicted to joy which has alot of nasty withdrawal symptoms often than not rendering the party member useless. The two exceptions being Brad and Carp who still can hold there own while in withdrawl.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' has party members who are often addicted to joy which has alot of nasty withdrawal symptoms often than not rendering the party member useless. The two exceptions being Brad and Carp who still can hold there own while in withdrawl.withdrawal.
19th Nov '17 1:06:05 AM TwinBird
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* Qrow Branwen from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is constantly seen with a flask in his jacket, which he'll whip out at a moment's notice. This doesn't seem to stop him keeping an eye on RWBY.
-->'''Winter''': He was ''drunk!''
-->'''Glynda''': He's always drunk.
-->[Both turn to Qrow, already sipping from his flask.]
16th Jul '17 9:33:58 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs became a heroin addict during WW2 and remained one to his death at 83. He was a well regarded Beat Generation and postmodern artist.

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* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs became a heroin addict during WW2 [=WW2=] and remained one to his death at 83. He was a well regarded Beat Generation and postmodern artist.
7th Jun '17 3:20:32 PM Linda58
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 2, Laurel having turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with repeated trauma, grief, and guilt is initially this. Several other characters are noticeably worried, but she manages to balance her addition and job as an ADA. Then Sebastian Blood exposes the fact she's illegally self medicating when he realizes she knows he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, leading to her being fired from the DA's office ''and'' facing a review from the Bar Association. Lacking a reason to ''be'' functional, she quickly stops being functional and spirals.
4th Jun '17 11:05:54 AM Drgonzo
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* Creator/HunterSThompson put his drug use on center stage in much of his work, including ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.

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* Creator/HunterSThompson put his drug use on center stage in much of his work, including ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. He was also a ''legendary'' drinker. To the point where his biography notes that at one point he went in for an operation and nearly died after the surgery from ''alcohol withdrawal.''
3rd Jun '17 2:42:07 PM DavidDelony
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* Studies have shown that giving pure medical heroin on prescription left a group of heroin addicts more functional than a control group that was treated with methadone.

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* Studies have shown that giving pure medical heroin on prescription left a group of heroin addicts more functional than a control group that was treated with methadone. In countries that allow these kinds of programs, they figure it's better to have addicts get their fix in a medically supervised setting with known purities of the drug rather than them getting them off the street. The theory also applies to methadone maintenance. Methadone doesn't get users high, but as with heroin maintenance therapy allows addicts to develop a stable lifestyle instead of committing crimes to get their fix.
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