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16th Jul '16 12:05:28 PM DarkHunter
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* Poppy-seed muffins and cakes ''do'' contain trace amounts of opium; not enough to affect the human body, but just barely enough to make a person test positive on a drug test. At least the cheap, off-the-shelf drug tests; more advanced ones are able to tell the difference. Confirmed by the Series/MythBusters.

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* Poppy-seed muffins and cakes ''do'' contain trace amounts of opium; not enough to affect the human body, but just barely enough to make a person test positive on a drug test. At least the cheap, off-the-shelf drug tests; more advanced ones are able to tell the difference. Either way, one should be advised not to eat poppy seeds on the day of the drug test, just in case. Confirmed by the Series/MythBusters.
24th May '16 4:17:53 PM SteveMB
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-->If a policeman really wants to give you a hard time, he can hold you overnight while they check the vitamins. That's why I travel with ''[[Series/TheFlintstones Flintstone]]'' vitamins!

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-->If a policeman really wants to give you a hard time, he can hold you overnight while they check the vitamins. That's why I travel with ''[[Series/TheFlintstones ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstone]]'' vitamins!
24th May '16 4:17:23 PM SteveMB
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-->If a policeman really wants to give you a hard time, he can hold you overnight while they check the vitamins. That's why I travel with ''[[Series/TheFlintstones Flintstone]] vitamins!

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-->If a policeman really wants to give you a hard time, he can hold you overnight while they check the vitamins. That's why I travel with ''[[Series/TheFlintstones Flintstone]] Flintstone]]'' vitamins!
24th May '16 4:16:52 PM SteveMB
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* One of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's stand-up routines invokes a variation where the "mistake" isn't exactly sincere:
-->If a policeman really wants to give you a hard time, he can hold you overnight while they check the vitamins. That's why I travel with ''[[Series/TheFlintstones Flintstone]] vitamins!
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17th May '16 6:13:01 PM SteveMB
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** It doesn't help that some people actually ''do'' abuse drugs by tricking or suborning doctors into writing medically unjustified prescriptions, thus setting the stage for genuine sufferers to be mistaken for drug-seekers.
30th Apr '16 3:37:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* Curt from ''Fat Kid Rules The World'' is extremely skinny, doesn't wash his hair often, is referred to as "semi-homeless", and wears dirty, damaged clothing. He gets mistaken for a drug addict but isn't.

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* Curt from ''Fat Kid Rules The World'' is extremely skinny, doesn't wash his hair often, is referred to as "semi-homeless", and wears dirty, damaged clothing. He gets mistaken for a drug addict but isn't.he doesn't use drugs.



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* Merry managed to pull this off to a transit cop in ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'' while not even being caught taking anything. This was accomplished through a combination of migraines, hunger from increased mutant metabolism, and being homeless and traveling by tunnels at the time.

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* Merry managed to pull this off to a transit cop in ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' while not even being caught taking anything. This was accomplished through a combination of migraines, hunger from increased mutant metabolism, and being homeless and traveling by tunnels at the time.



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30th Apr '16 3:34:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the DisneyChannel film ''Film/GoFigure'', Shelby runs off after being berated after falling and messing up her routine. Caitlin follows her into the bathroom and sees a syringe fall under the stall, and she begins to lecture her on drugs. Shelby tells her that she's diabetic. And then they go get sugar-free frozen yogurt.

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* In the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel film ''Film/GoFigure'', Shelby runs off after being berated after falling and messing up her routine. Caitlin follows her into the bathroom and sees a syringe fall under the stall, and she begins to lecture her on drugs. Shelby tells her that she's diabetic. And then they go get sugar-free frozen yogurt.



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* One of the ''BabysittersClub'' books featured this, in which diabetic Stacey had trouble getting her insulin kit past security at a concert.

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* One of the ''BabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' books featured this, in which diabetic Stacey had trouble getting her insulin kit past security at a concert.



* Curt from ''Fat Kid Rules The World'' is extremely skinny, doesn't wash his hair often, is referred to as "semi-homeless", and wears dirty, damaged clothing. He gets mistaken for a drug addict but isn't.



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* Happened once in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', with the insulin shot.
** Happened again more recently, with pills this time around. It's understandable, however, as Belle actually ''was'' a junkie for the first half of 2009.

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* ''Series/HomeAndAway'':
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Happened once in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', with the insulin shot.
** Happened again more recently, again, with pills this time around. It's understandable, however, as Belle actually ''was'' a junkie for the first half of 2009.



* Max was caught taking a supplement that stopped her seizures on ''Series/DarkAngel'' and her roommate thought it was drugs, so she flushed the pills.

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Max was caught taking a supplement that stopped her seizures on ''Series/DarkAngel'' and her roommate thought it was drugs, so she flushed the pills.



* There's a scene on ''Series/{{House}}'' which fits this: the title character is snorting a white powder, and it turns out to just be antihistamines for his cold.
** Again on ''Series/{{House}}'', in one episode House stopped taking his vicodin and appeared pain free. His colleagues deduced he had started heroin but he had actually turned to methadone.

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There's a scene on ''Series/{{House}}'' which fits this: the title character is snorting a white powder, and it turns out to just be antihistamines for his cold.
** Again on ''Series/{{House}}'', in In one episode House stopped taking his vicodin and appeared pain free. His colleagues deduced he had started heroin but he had actually turned to methadone.



* A similar scene on ''Series/{{ER}}'', when a young man was rushed into the hospital with chest pains. Dave Malucci assumed he was having a cocaine-induced heart attack, despite his brother insisting that he didn't use drugs, as well as a ''negative'' toxicology screen. To that end, he browbeat his senior doctor into giving the man a thrombolytic (a clot-dissolving drug used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes)--which killed him because the man wasn't having a heart attack, but an aortic dissection.

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* ''Series/{{ER}}'':
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A similar scene on ''Series/{{ER}}'', occured when a young man was rushed into the hospital with chest pains. Dave Malucci assumed he was having a cocaine-induced heart attack, despite his brother insisting that he didn't use drugs, as well as a ''negative'' toxicology screen. To that end, he browbeat his senior doctor into giving the man a thrombolytic (a clot-dissolving drug used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes)--which killed him because the man wasn't having a heart attack, but an aortic dissection.



* ''Series/StrongMedicine'' possibly ripped off the ''Emergency'' example cited above when one of Lu's patients is arrested for drug use, perplexing her as the woman has no history of this. It turns out that she's a diabetic who took too much of her insulin, resulting in symptoms that mimicked a PCP overdose. While testifying, Lu surprisingly sides with the cops after admitting that even a doctor would have trouble distinguishing the difference without running the proper tests, much less a layperson.

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* ''Series/StrongMedicine'' ''Series/StrongMedicine'':
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possibly ripped off the ''Emergency'' example cited above when one of Lu's patients is arrested for drug use, perplexing her as the woman has no history of this. It turns out that she's a diabetic who took too much of her insulin, resulting in symptoms that mimicked a PCP overdose. While testifying, Lu surprisingly sides with the cops after admitting that even a doctor would have trouble distinguishing the difference without running the proper tests, much less a layperson.



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* Merry managed to pull this off to a transit cop in ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'' while not even being caught taking anything. This was accomplished through a combination of migraines, hunger from increased mutant metabolism, and being homeless and traveling by tunnels at the time.
* In ''{{WebVideo/Kickassia}}'', after a particularly over the top LargeHam moment:
-->'''Linkara:''' Are you HIGH?!
-->'''Angry Joe:''' *Demented smile*
** And in ''SuburbanKnights'', Bill, who really does seem to be TheStoner, reacts this way to what [[BigBad Malecite]] says.
---> "Dude, what are you high? Cause I totally want some."
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Marge and Homer reminisce about college days; Homer had become a grunge rock star, but due to Marge dating her teacher he had become withdrawn and depressed. He wrote a song for her (a parody of "Glycerine") and when she saw it she went to go get him back: She found him with a syringe in his arm. When she went to pull it out, Homer cried "But I need it!". Turns out it was insulin, as Homer became diabetic from drinking too many Starbucks Frappacinos, He really did need it.

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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Marge and Homer reminisce about college days; Homer had become a grunge rock star, but due to Marge dating her teacher he had become withdrawn and depressed. He wrote a song for her (a parody of "Glycerine") and when she saw it she went to go get him back: She found him with a syringe in his arm. When she went to pull it out, Homer cried "But I need it!". Turns out it was insulin, as Homer became diabetic from drinking too many Starbucks Frappacinos, He really did need it.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Major Boobage" does this with cat urine. When Kyle's dad Gerald finds out, he freaks out and latches onto both the JerkassBall and the VillainBall by having cats banned from South Park. For some reason, while the boys were trying to help Kenny get over his cat urine addiction, Kyle decides to take a cat home. Bad idea, because Sheila finds it in his drawer, and it leads to a conflict between Kyle and his parents, who accuse him of being a smuggler and punish him without any explanation. [[spoiler:Shortly after, it turns out that Gerald was an addict himself, hence why he stupidly banned the cats]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Major Boobage" does this with cat urine. When Kyle's dad Gerald finds out, he freaks out and latches onto both the JerkassBall and the VillainBall by having cats banned from South Park. For some reason, while the boys were trying to help Kenny get over his cat urine addiction, Kyle decides to take a cat home. Bad idea, because Sheila finds it in his drawer, and it leads to a conflict between Kyle and his parents, who accuse him of being a smuggler and punish him without any explanation. [[spoiler:Shortly after, it turns out that Gerald was an addict himself, hence why he stupidly banned the cats]].






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* Merry managed to pull this off to a transit cop in WhateleyUniverse while not even being caught taking anything. This was accomplished through a combination of migraines, hunger from increased mutant metabolism, and being homeless and traveling by tunnels at the time.
* In ''{{WebVideo/Kickassia}}'', after a particularly over the top LargeHam moment:
-->'''Linkara:''' Are you HIGH?!
-->'''Angry Joe:''' *Demented smile*
** And in ''SuburbanKnights'', Bill, who really does seem to be TheStoner, reacts this way to what [[BigBad Malecite]] says.
---> "Dude, what are you high? Cause I totally want some."

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27th Mar '16 9:01:27 PM KimiFW
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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this hilariously with Sally finding bags of cooking herbs in Tommy's sock drawer and the family confronting him about his hidden [[SupremeChef cooking skills]]. Tommy tries to cover it up by saying it's pot.
29th Feb '16 4:15:01 AM Veanne
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* In ''{{Shiniez}}'' Ally's neglect of her day to day life during her relationship with Alan caused her mother to make this mistake when in reality she was addicted to the BDSM.

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* In ''{{Shiniez}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Shiniez}}'' Ally's neglect of her day to day life during her relationship with Alan caused her mother to make this mistake when in reality she was addicted to the BDSM.
BDSM.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' the planet Ciceron has a huge [[FantasticDrug crush]] problem, which Keyla attempts to solve by finding a cure for the addicts. When her father finds out she's been trying to get her hands on some crush, he's [[TearJerker devastated]].
21st Feb '16 4:54:37 PM DarkHunter
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* Poppy-seed muffins and cakes ''do'' contain trace amounts of opium; not enough to affect the human body, but just barely enough to make a person test positive on a drug test. At least the cheap, off-the-shelf drug tests; more advanced ones are able to tell the difference. Confirmed by the Series/MythBusters.
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