History Main / MistakenForJunkie

19th May '17 10:40:05 AM Smeagol17
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Unfortunately TruthInTelevision, and some groups are almost guaranteed to have encounters with it: diabetics, as mentioned, (due to the need for insulin injections); transgender people (due to the need for hormone injections and the status of androgens/testosterone and some estrogens as controlled substances); nocturnals or those with sleep phase disorder or those with hyperthyroidism as illegal users of stimulants (due to different sleeping patterns, and in the latter two, behavior that sometimes resembles stimulant users). Anyone who frequently has to have IV injections or blood work done will almost always get this, especially if they were unlucky enough to have encountered someone doing the injection/blood work so improperly as to give them a track mark. Legitimate pain patients and those legitimately taking a lot of psychotropic medications for mental illnesses are also often assumed to be junkies, because they're taking lots of pills/other medications, never mind that is to keep them alive and (somewhat) well.

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Unfortunately TruthInTelevision, and some groups are almost guaranteed to have encounters with it: diabetics, as mentioned, (due to the need for insulin injections); transgender people (due to the need for hormone injections and the status of androgens/testosterone and some estrogens as controlled substances); nocturnals or those with sleep phase disorder or those with hyperthyroidism as illegal users of illegal stimulants (due to different sleeping patterns, and in the latter two, behavior that sometimes resembles stimulant users). Anyone who frequently has to have IV injections or blood work done will almost always get this, especially if they were unlucky enough to have encountered someone doing the injection/blood work so improperly as to give them a track mark. Legitimate pain patients and those legitimately taking a lot of psychotropic medications for mental illnesses are also often assumed to be junkies, because they're taking lots of pills/other medications, never mind that is to keep them alive and (somewhat) well.
5th Mar '17 1:50:42 PM DinoCam1795
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* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan''. As a result of the Princess including vampire bats in their genetic makeup, thestrals literally must drink blood to survive. But the rest of the ponies found this icky, so they made up some nonsense about the blood hunger being a mental disease, banned the drinking of blood, and forced the thestrals to use an alchemical substitute that keeps them all borderline starving. Needless to say, the Princess was ''furious'' when she found out that Celestia had endorsed all this.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan''. As a result of the Princess Luna including vampire bats in their genetic makeup, thestrals literally must drink blood to survive. But the rest of the ponies found this icky, so they made up some nonsense about the blood hunger being a mental disease, banned the drinking of blood, and forced the thestrals to use an alchemical substitute that keeps them all borderline starving. Needless to say, the Princess Luna was ''furious'' when she found out that Celestia had endorsed all this.
21st Feb '17 11:45:49 AM DoctorCooper
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Hannah's impassioned prayer (doing so almost silently) is mistaken for drunken ramblings by Eli, a head priest. However, the last chapter or so has made it clear that the behaviour Eli suspected was common at this time. He probably caught more than one person wandering into the temple drunk, and was making an innocent mistake.
** Similarly, the disciples are mistaken for drunk during the Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit pours out the gift of tongues on them. Sadly, there are preachers who ran with the idea that Peter and the other apostles were actually "drunk in the Spirit" based on a misinterpretation of Peter's defense, "For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day," (Acts 2:15) and hopscotching it with Paul's admonition in Ephesians 5:18 to "do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit." In this case, they are being Mistaken (by the very readers of Scripture) For JunkieProphet.
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21st Feb '17 11:38:50 AM DoctorCooper
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Pills and powders are also often mistaken for recreational drugs. Sometimes MistakenForJunkie is used to criticize the DrugsAreBad hysteria.

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Pills and powders are also often mistaken for recreational drugs. Sometimes MistakenForJunkie Mistaken for Junkie is used to criticize the DrugsAreBad hysteria.
21st Feb '17 11:38:28 AM DoctorCooper
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Hannah's impassioned prayer (doing so almost silently) is mistaken for drunken ramblings by Eli, a head priest (who should really know better).
** Similarly, the disciples are mistaken for drunk during the Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit pours out the gift of tongues on them.
** In the former's case, however, the last chapter or so has made it clear that the behaviour Eli suspected was common at this time. He probably caught more than one person wandering into the temple drunk, and was making an innocent mistake.
*** Sadly, in the case of the latter, there are preachers who ran with the idea that Peter and the other apostles were actually "drunk in the Spirit" based on a misinterpretation of Peter's defense, "For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day," (Acts 2:15) and hopscotching it with Paul's admonition in Ephesians 5:18 to "do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit." In this case, they are being Mistaken (by the very readers of Scripture) For JunkieProphet.
20th Feb '17 6:51:51 AM ReaderAt2046
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* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan''. As a result of the Princess including vampire bats in their genetic makeup, thestrals literally must drink blood to survive. But the rest of the ponies found this icky, so they made up some nonsense about the blood hunger being a mental disease, banned the drinking of blood, and forced the thestrals to use an alchemical substitute that keeps them all borderline starving. Needless to say, the Princess was ''furious'' when she found out that Celestia had endorsed all this.
14th Jan '17 10:10:24 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Doubly so if it's a [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologist]], as they view the two as one and the same. Since its inception, the Church of Scientology has held that psychiatry is nothing more than a crooked racket of drug-pushers, and therefore, people who use medication to treat mental illness are junkies who are kept addicted by their greedy doctors. Creator/TomCruise infamously landed in hot water for this when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants.

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** Doubly so if it's a [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologist]], as they view the two as one and the same. Since its inception, the Church of Scientology has held that psychiatry is nothing more than a crooked racket of drug-pushers, drug-pushers (it was one of Creator/LRonHubbard's big {{Berserk Button}}s, as psychiatrists were instrumental in opposing his Dianetics self-help system), and therefore, people who use medication to treat mental illness are junkies who are kept addicted by their greedy doctors. Creator/TomCruise infamously landed in hot water for this when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants.
14th Jan '17 10:08:26 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Doubly so if it's a [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologist]], as they view the two as one and the same. Since its inception, the Church of Scientology's position on the psychiatric profession has been that it is nothing more than a crooked racket of drug-pushers, and therefore, people who use medication to treat mental illness are junkies who are kept addicted by their greedy doctors. Creator/TomCruise infamously landed in hot water for this when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants.

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** Doubly so if it's a [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologist]], as they view the two as one and the same. Since its inception, the Church of Scientology's position on the psychiatric profession Scientology has been held that it psychiatry is nothing more than a crooked racket of drug-pushers, and therefore, people who use medication to treat mental illness are junkies who are kept addicted by their greedy doctors. Creator/TomCruise infamously landed in hot water for this when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants.
14th Jan '17 10:07:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Doubly so if it's a [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientologist]], as they view the two as one and the same. Since its inception, the Church of Scientology's position on the psychiatric profession has been that it is nothing more than a crooked racket of drug-pushers, and therefore, people who use medication to treat mental illness are junkies who are kept addicted by their greedy doctors. Creator/TomCruise infamously landed in hot water for this when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants.
14th Jan '17 9:51:10 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Mia in ''Film/EvilDead2013'' was once a junkie, and her friends brought her to [[DontGoInTheWoods a cabin in the woods]] as part of an intervention. When she gets [[DemonicPossession possessed by a demon]], her friends initially write off the signs of her possession as a case of her going through withdrawal. It's only with her possession [[TheCorruption spreads]] to the rest of the group that they realize it has nothing to do with drugs.
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