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14th Jan '18 12:21:45 AM Iliarts
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* ''Literature/The Help'': Minny walks in on her boss, Celia, sitting on her bed with a dozen bottles of what appears to be homemade alcohol, and believes she's discovered that Celia is a closet alcoholic, which repulses her. When she finally confronts Celia about it, Celia tells her that it was actually a "tonic", a home brew she'd turned to in a desperate attempt to carry a pregnancy to term after a series of miscarriages.

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* ''Literature/The One of the subplots in''The Help'': Minny walks in on her boss, Celia, sitting on her bed with a dozen bottles of what appears to be homemade alcohol, and believes she's discovered that Celia is a closet alcoholic, which repulses her. When she finally confronts Celia about it, Celia tells her that it was actually a "tonic", a home brew she'd turned to in a desperate attempt to carry a pregnancy to term after a series of miscarriages.
14th Jan '18 12:21:11 AM Iliarts
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* ''Literature/The Help'': Minny walks in on her boss, Celia, sitting on her bed with a dozen bottles of what appears to be homemade alcohol, and believes she's discovered that Celia is a closet alcoholic, which repulses her. When she finally confronts Celia about it, Celia tells her that it was actually a "tonic", a home brew she'd turned to in a desperate attempt to carry a pregnancy to term after a series of miscarriages.
12th Jan '18 9:53:53 AM Piterpicher
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* On ''{{Webster}}'' the reason George doesn't want Webster's uncle played by Ben Vereen to have custody of him. He saw his syringe in Webster's parents' bathroom years ago and assumed he was shooting himself up with heroin. It turns out he's diabetic.

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* On ''{{Webster}}'' ''Series/{{Webster}}'' the reason George doesn't want Webster's uncle played by Ben Vereen to have custody of him. He saw his syringe in Webster's parents' bathroom years ago and assumed he was shooting himself up with heroin. It turns out he's diabetic.
10th Dec '17 10:05:36 AM nombretomado
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** And in ''SuburbanKnights'', Bill, who really does seem to be TheStoner, reacts this way to what [[BigBad Malecite]] says.

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** And in ''SuburbanKnights'', In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', Bill, who really does seem to be TheStoner, reacts this way to what [[BigBad Malecite]] says.
2nd Oct '17 5:15:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': During the "Homeless" chapter, Stan assumes Jodie is a drug addict after she has a ghost-related freak-out. She has to assure him that she's not.
25th Sep '17 3:39:53 AM VicGeorge2011
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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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* A few instances from ''Literature/TheBible'':
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In ''Literature/TheBible'', ''[[Literature/BooksOfSamuel 1st Samuel]]'', 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, in ''[[Literature/ActsOfTheApostles Acts]]'', 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.
13th Sep '17 11:18:41 PM DrOO7
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* Others who can appear drunk are those with a head injury--slurring, staggering, etc.
26th May '17 10:19:46 AM FurryKef
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* Diabetics undergoing insulin shock/hypoglycemia often appear drunk. It's actually a medical emergency. Simiarly, ''hyper''glycemia can be mistaken for someone being on amphetamines.

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* Diabetics undergoing insulin shock/hypoglycemia often appear drunk. It's actually a medical emergency. Simiarly, Similarly, ''hyper''glycemia can be mistaken for someone being on amphetamines.
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.
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