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1BizarreAlienBiology is a staple of SpeculativeFiction. One of the common ways of showing it off is to show the oddity of extraterrestrial diets, especially in regards to Earth food. Perhaps vinegar is toxic to these guys, but they need regular infusions of arsenic to survive?께With this in mind, it's no surprise that [[DrunkOnMilk certain mundane-to-us substances]] might make them a bit... [[IntoxicationEnsues funny.]]께Ordinary substances being intoxicants for aliens (or similarly otherworldly beings) is very likely to come up in stories that feature them. It can be serious; for example, exploring the ramifications of [[Literature/{{Worldwar}} ginger addiction]]. Of course, it can also be PlayedForLaughs, because it's funny to watch someone get trashed on gummi bears.께You can also see the equivalent in fantasy fiction; it's fairly common for [[OurVampiresAreDifferent certain kinds of vampires]] to react to human blood as though it were a drug.께Subtrope of DrunkOnMilk. Compare FantasticDrug and SpiceOfLife. See also KlingonsLoveShakespeare, ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin and MarsWantsChocolate. Compare and contrast NoBiochemicalBarriers. SisterTrope to AIGettingHigh.께----!!Examples께[[foldercontrol]]께[[folder:Anime & Manga]]* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': it turns out that plain old cola has the same effect on Belldandy that alcohol should ("should" being the operative word - She's a ''[[HornyVikings Norse]]'' goddess, and thus NeverGetsDrunk). Fortunately, she's just as nice drunk as she is when sober, if not more so, which actually causes [[LiteralGenie problems of a different sort]].* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'': Rachnera, the spider-girl, gets drunk off of caffeine, [[ShownTheirWork just like real spiders]].* ''Manga/DeathNote'': apples[[note]](or any given Shinigami's TrademarkFavoriteFood)[[/note]] have the same effect on Shinigami as cigarettes or alcohol do on humans, and Ryuk actually goes through withdrawal symptoms [[LostFoodGrievance if he can't have any]].-->'''Ryuk:''' I do handstands and my body twists up like a pretzel! It's not a pretty sight!** It's unclear whether or not Ryuk was lying about this. He does get really weird when he doesn't have apples, but when he becomes unable to communicate with Light for a long time he snaps out of it immediately and goes about his business. It's possible that he just really likes apples and is trying to annoy Light into giving him more. Supported by the fact that other Shinigami develop tastes for other foods when they visit Earth. One takes a liking to chocolate, while another enjoys bananas.* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Lucia gets drunk off cola too in one chapter of the manga and spends the rest of the time worrying about what she can't remember. In the anime, this was further {{Bowdlerise}}d into a magic emotion-controlling jewel.* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':** High levels of humidity can cause Keronians to act drunk, though this usually only affects Keroro. It also increases their strength, intelligence and reaction time. This is used to justify why the usually lazy and weak Keroro is the leader of his group: the humidity is just naturally higher on their homeworld, where he performs at peak efficiency.** For a more literal example, earth's star fruit have an effect on Keronians (Keroro's race) that Kururu literally describes as [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin similar to prescription drugs]]. They don't pass out or anything, but it gives them a sense of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything extreme well-being]] and [[IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough an extreme desire for more]]. To the point where Keroro dreams of making all food in the world transform into star fruit...* Lum and Ten (and, implying by extension, any other Oni) from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' would get drunk off of "umeboshi" - otherwise known as ''pickled plums''. Note that they're otherwise [[NeverGetsDrunk immune to alcohol]], [[ImmuneToDrugs drugs]] and poison. It's one of those "reversed reaction" things - in Japan, they're commonly eaten as a hangover cure. ** There was also an alien fruit juice that had that effect on humans (and not on oni).* Eris, the alien CatGirl in ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'', gets high off what else? Catnip! Though it makes her ([[GenkiGirl more]]) hyper instead of stoned.* According to the ''Manga/VampireKnight Fanbook'', vampires do not consume human blood for nourishment: they are born incurably addicted to it and the withdrawal will drive them insane. Blood-substitute pills were developed by vampire scientists to remove their dependency on humans. To add [[{{Metaphorgotten}} further]] [[FridgeHorror confusion]], the act of feeding itself is almost always presented with erotic overtones, comparable to foreplay or rape depending on context.* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an... [[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few extra pounds. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back. [[spoiler: Which she succeeds by the first chapter but decides to come back to eat fries. Her only grief was that she wanted to know how to lose weight to go through the dimension door (which work with weight sensor) so she can visit her family from time to time but she'll rather laze up in the human world than the frugal magic world.]][[/folder]]께[[folder:Comic Books]]* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter loves Oreo Cookies. ''Really'' loves Oreo cookies. (Or possibly "[[BlandNameProduct Chocos]]".)** In ComicBook/TheSandman, he celebrates meeting one of the Endless by sharing a box with [[ComicBook/NewGods Scott Free]] at the Watchtower.** In a story he tells to Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner, it turns out they have an effect on his Martian physiology similar to nicotine. Later, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle decide to prank him by buying every single box of cookies in a radius of several blocks to keep them away from him. To their horror, [[HulkingOut J'onn turns into a raging maniac]] hellbent on quelling his munchies. After calming down, he used his abilities as a shapeshifter to literally rip out the affected bits of his body, and later enjoyed a more normal relation with the snack, though he still greatly enjoys it. (However, when Wonder Woman questions whether any of that actually happened, he responds that [[UnreliableNarrator it was a good story]].)* In the Creator/MarvelComics series ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri'', the alien PlanetLooters find chocolate to be a powerful intoxicant.* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'', after the Decepticons have been defeated and driven from Earth, Ironhide and Optimus Prime take a break to relax and drink some enriched, weapons grade radioactive isotopes, which they treat like hard liquor. * In ''Comicbook/{{The Vision|2015}}'', it's revealed that the android [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Victor Mancha]] is addicted to vibranium, which is apparently the robot equivalent of hard painkillers. [[spoiler: This tragically leads to Victor accidentally killing Vision's son after getting high.]][[/folder]]께[[folder:Fan Works]]* ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}'' has vampires be this way about human blood, to the point that [[AlternateUniverse rational]]!Bella points out that this is a benefit to going [[VegetarianVampire vegetarian]] -- the stints where you can't be drinking are much easier.* [[Webcomic/TheHeroOfThreeFaces Paul Gadzikowski's fanfiction comic strips]] suggest that both [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonians]] and [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lords]] [[ get drunk on milk]].* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]] fanfic [[ Seducing Mother Earth]] has Riff Raff and Magenta experience the horrors of chocolate addiction.* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fic ''[[ Complimentary]] turns Terezi's canon SuperSenses [[note]]She has a biological condition that means she can smell and taste colours, such as the trolls' variously coloured blood[[/note]] UpToEleven. It results in this.-->Of course Vriska loves that shade of blue. Of course Karkat can뭪 seem to get away from it. The smell is intoxicating, but the undercurrents are too bitter to make it truly wonderful.-->They smell so delicious together, the two of them, Vriska and Karkat. A wild, crazy blue offset by a shocking, angry contrast that swirl together in her mind’s eye, so decadent she could lick it forever and never get tired of the taste.-->(...)-->She smirks, and after a moment of silence the scent of bright cherries floods the air. Terezi뭩 knees go weak at the smell, and she opens her mouth, trying to taste as much of it as possible. Blueberry throws itself into the mix with wild abandon, and it뭩 the more wonderful than she could have ever imagined. Colors burst in her mind뭩 eye, and she moans from the taste itself, senses overrun with pure pleasure.* ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' has quite a few, but the naga are probably the most extreme example, as mercury is used as a recreational drug.* ''FanFic/EarthsAlienHistory'': As per canon, ginger acts like a narcotic to the Race in ''Fanfic/{{Worldfall}}''. It is downplayed compared to canon, however, as the Race also brought Rabotevs and Hallessi along with them, who are immune to its effects.* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', fertilizer is revealed to be the equivalent of cocaine and steroids combined for Cosmo's race.[[/folder]]께[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]* The Newcomers in ''Film/AlienNation'' get drunk on sour milk. Alcohol has no effect on them. The aliens' own narcotic in turn tastes like dish cleaner fluid to humans, and looks about the same.* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', the alien Prawn have a voracious hankering for cat food. Black markets spring up for the stuff and all. We can speculate they get high on tyrosine or taurine in the fish protein -- other food would do it, but cat food is cheap (and [[RuleOfFunny funny]]).* In ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien'', the alien played by Creator/KimBasinger accidentally discovers that caffeine makes her loopy. * In ''Film/AmandaAndTheAlien'', the titular alien discovers that for him/her/it, paprika is a powerful aphrodisiac.* A deleted scene from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' establishes that the Red Lectroids get a narcotic effect from sucking on dry cell batteries.* In the BudSpencer movie ''Aladdin'' the genie loses his powers during nighttime. After a group of government officials decide to dissect him suspecting him to be an alien, they find out that anesthetic only makes him giggle. After he asks for something to drink, it turns out a can of cola knocks him right out.* ''Film/HighPlainsInvaders'': Not exactly harmless to humans, but Jules works out that the Bugs can become intoxicated by ingesting refined uranium.[[/folder]]께[[folder:Literature]]* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's Literature/HumanxCommonwealth is littered with strokes of genius, and Alien Catnip is regularly referenced as a consequence of {{Playing With}} NoBiochemicalBarriers -- the majority of species can breathe the same atmospheres and eat the same food, they just don't always find it comfortable. It's the little things that get them -- for example, the racoon-like Tolian race is unaffected by alcohol, and instead gets smashed on the lymphatic fluids of certain animals. One that drives drug cops of all races into conniptions is that just about every race has something as part of their essential diet that some other race considers high-value drugs.* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series has ordinary ginger acting close to cocaine for males of the reptilian Race, but it's the way it puts females into completely unscheduled heat that creates some interesting complications, like introducing [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove the concepts of romantic love, marriage]], TheOldestProfession, and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] (of the "slipping a mickey" kind) to a race of beings that finds humanity's constant sex drive repulsive. Humanity, of course, is more than happy to feed the crippling addictions of the alien invaders, with various human governments backing drug smugglers and the Soviet Union even weaponizing powdered ginger.* In Frank and Brian Herbert's novel ''Man of Two Worlds'', ordinary basil acts as a powerful psychoactive for the Dreens, {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who created most of the universe with their thoughts. They call it Bazeel.* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''** Instant maple and ginger oatmeal is addictive to Yeerks, makes them lose control over their hosts, replaces part of their brain stem, and drives them crazy. Yes, the characters realize that it's absurd. It veers into the horrific when you realize that the oatmeal also removes the Yeerk's need to leave its host head occasionally, ''and'' it makes the Yeerk immortal. The poor host is going to have an insane alien slug in his brain till he ''dies''.--->'''Jake:''' Battles involving oatmeal are just never going to end up being historic, you know?** Ax seems to develop a near addiction to anything related to taste, as his species normally have no sense of taste. Some of the things he enjoys gorging himself with include: cinnamon buns, chili, engine oil and cigarette butts. The human race ends up exchanging doughnuts for [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum alien technology]].* In the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, chocolate has a variety of effects on different alien species; it acts as a drug for some, but others just like how it tastes. It's also why [=UFOs=] really visit Earth. Carmela [[spoiler: forces an entire battalion of aliens to back down by threatening a wrapped chocolate bar]] in the eighth book.* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', pixies have this reaction to most human snacks like donuts. Harry has secured the loyalty of a corps of the "Little Folk" through regular offerings of pizza, so that they refer to him as their "Za Lord."-->'''Sanya:''' You are a drug dealer. To tiny faeries. For shame.* ''Franchise/StarTrek''** The {{novelization}} of ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'' claims that sucrose (i.e., refined sugar) is an intoxicant for Vulcans; it uses this as a HandWave to justify some of Spock's more bizarre actions in the movie.** Sulamids in the novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'' are offhandedly said to have the same reaction -- or ''some'' reaction, anyway; mention is made of untangling their tentacles after getting into the sugar bowl.** In the modern Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, Strawberries are a mild narcotic to the Mizarians, as revealed in the ''Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers'' series. Human merchants find productive trade on Mizar and its outposts.* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' the Arcona can become addicted to table salt, and there's even a quick and easy indicator. The entry in the ''Essential Guide to Alien Species'' features an excerpt from the journals of Mammon Hoole (a member of a species of {{shapeshifter}}s who uses his abilities to further his job as an anthropologist when the local species is likely to eat outsiders) describes an encounter he had with a young male of the species who was ready to mate, and had gone through a depressingly logical and tedious process to decide which of a selection of females it was going to be. When the young man, with Hoole in tow, reached the domicile of the lucky woman, he was shocked to find that since he had last seen her, her eyes had turned from green to gold, giving away her salt addiction and marking her as unsuitable for mating.** Another character, who had started training at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy, became salt addicted when Tionne Solusar made her famous pot roast for dinner. Two days later, all the salt in the Academy was ''gone,'' and the gold-eyed Arcona was kicked out.* In ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'', chocolate (referred to as [[ExpospeakGag Theobromos]]) is the only thing that can intoxicate the time-traveling operatives, and thus you get things like one character having a "dealer" in premium chocolate.* In ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Sweet Silver Blues]]'', Morley Dotes bribes a colony of brownies to spy on a mansion for him with sugar. They are later shown strewn all over the neighbor's lawn, giggling and stoned to the gills.* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', candy has a much stronger effect on dryads than on humans. One of the prologues even has Belgarath having to be ''very'' careful to avoid getting Ce'Nedra's ultimate great-grandmother hopelessly addicted to chocolate (he doesn't mind her being addicted to it, mind you -- he just needs her able to function without it).* In the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, Time Lords [[NeverGetsDrunk are very hard to get drunk]]. Ginger pop, however, hits them hard. Shakespeare once spiked the Doctor's beer, and Hilarity Ensued. (Though unlike in the Series/MorkAndMindy example, it's the ginger that's an intoxicant, not the carbon dioxide.) * In Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/TroyRising'' series, maple syrup is, to one species of aliens with which humanity interacts, an addictive beverage with effects similar to that of alcohol on humans.* In a Creator/HenryKuttner story, robots are able to get drunk from an electricity overdose.* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' series. Here too robots are able to get drunk on electricity.* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/KidStuff": The elf mocks Jan Prentiss for trying to ply it with alcohol because drink doesn't affect elves the way it does humans. Literal catnip (with honey), however, is implied to have a similar inebriating effect.* The dinosaur protagonists of ''Literature/AnonymousRex'' use various spices as potent drugs.* The most common illegal drug for ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' trolls is Slab, ammonium chloride cut with radium. There are plenty of others, as well.** Lower on the harmful/addiction scale, molten sulfur seems to be the troll equivalent to beer. Even some human bars serve it, though it needs to be handled with heavy gloves and poured in an insulated mug.** Similarly, many Discworld vampires [[TropaholicsAnonymous attend support groups]] to help them give up drinking blood.* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' vampires will occasionally run into someone whose blood is like this for them, to the point of being nigh-irresistible. [[RuleOfDrama Like the main couple.]] To a notably lesser extent, ''any'' human's blood.* Butterbeer, in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' novels, while mild to wizards, is depicted as being quite intoxicating to house-elves.** It's debatable just how "soft" butterbeer actually is. The simplest explanation is that it is [[ a mildly alcoholic malt beverage]]: not enough alcohol to have a major effect on even a very young (Harry has his first nip at 14, and the stuff doesn't seem to be age-restricted like firewhisky) human, but if a house elf (roughly half the size of even an adolescent human) rips through a six-pack in under an hour, well.... We should note that historical [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Tudor-era England]] [[AluminumChristmasTrees had a drink called butterbeer]], [[ made of butter, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and ale]]; it's not ''terribly'' alcoholic--since it involves diluting beer, and if you use a weaker English brew like session ale (beer in the 16th century would've been weaker, as it was the safe alternative to drinking water and the English hadn't gotten ahold of tea yet)--but still enough you could get drunk after a few pints. [[ Here's one of numerous recipes.]]* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, the otherwise carnivorous treecats find celery irresistible. In fact, it was their pilfering of human celery that led to the first human-treecat encounter. Turns out it that the genetically modified celery grown on Spinx actually enhances treecat telepathy, although they find the taste of all types of celery irresistible.** Note, however, that the treecats don't actually have the enzymes to digest cellulose, so eating too much celery can be rather bad for them.* In Creator/MercedesLackey's urban fantasy novels, caffeine is an instantly addictive drug for elves.* In ''Literature/TheWitcher'' books at least greater vampires suck blood only to get drunk. There was even one abstainer -- being cut into a dozen pieces buried separately for a century or so after overindulgence can drive the lesson home quite well.* ''Literature/CaptainFuture'':** One of the characters has a pet called Eek who eats metals, preferring heavy ones. Large doses of silver or gold were shown to make him rather drunk.** In one of the books, Otho (a shapeshifting android), disguised as a human, goes to investigate in a bar. First, he drinks a bottle of GargleBlaster without any visible effect, then he orders wine... laced with radium chloride. That one works.* In the German SF novel ''Der Verbannte von Asyth'', Earth coffee turns out to work (and apparently smell and taste) remarkably like the alien drug "klukol", basically an alcohol equivalent, on the eponymous protagonist's species.* In the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series the Agletsch get drunk off of acetic acid (vinegar).* In ''Literature/SpaceBeasts'', various Earth foodstuffs are dangerous to Extra Terrestrials and Magical Creatures. First of all [[IntelligentGerbil Intelligent Herons]] the Aves have extreme reactions whenever they eat strawberries; they don't get addicted, but for the male Aves they seem to have a similar effect as mixing ecstasy with Viagra. The male Aves get a painful long-lasting erection and also they get a fierce desire to hump anything they can get their hands on. Zander ends up assaulting his own wife in public after tasting a strawberry, and Revel rapes the Ant Girl Yin after she force-fed him some strawberry champagne; both felt extreme shame and embarrassment once they snapped out of it.** As for [[TheFairFolk Magical Races]] (or more specifically their half human descendants), each species of Fae has its own drug: for Elves it's wasabi, for Fairies, peanut butter, for goblins, bananas. For half human/half Fae these addictions are extremely powerful. The only way to bring them 'back down to Earth' when they give in to their addiction is through physical pain--normally that means a spanking.*** Some species of Humanimal (specifically prehistoric species like dinosaurs) can be extremely sensitive to modern foods. Rodan the Pteranodon Man finds that Chocolate has an effect on him similar to the effect that strawberries have on male Aves. He almost gets demoted when he rapes an enemy girl soldier.* In the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series the alien Krai drink a beverage called "sah", which for them is the equivalent of a [[SpotOfTea hot cup of tea]]. For humans, it's the equivalent of a [[KlatchianCoffee hot cup of PCP]] with [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin an amphetamine chaser]]. The law requires that anyone buying it be a Krai, and holds the Krai in question responsible if a human gets any. * ''Literature/SholanAlliance'': Coffee and chocolate can have some ''interesting'' effects on Sholans. Turns out for them caffeine is an intoxicant instead of a stimulant like it is for humans.* Played literally in Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/PlagueShip''. The protagonists are trying to trade with a CatFolk race for valuable gemstones. The problem is, the aliens are unwilling to sell the gems for regular goods... but once they get a sniff of catnip and valerian...* In Creator/JoeHaldeman's "A !Tangled Web", the !tang (who look like "perambulating haystack[s] with an elephant's trunk protruding") become intoxicated from eating sugar, and alcohol is like a psychedelic drug to them. On the [[InvertedTrope flip side]], "one bite of !tang bread contain[s] enough mescaline to make you see interesting things for hours"; one human fellow who eats some spends time "amusing them with impersonations of various Earth vegetables."* In Stephen Hunt's Jackelian series of {{Steampunk}} novels, the MechanicalLifeforms called "steammen" can get high by burning ''magnesium'' in their coke-fueled boilers.* In ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' fallen angels are angels that have passed the DespairEventHorizon due to exposure to humanity's sins. Holy water lets them temporarily regain their heavenly nature and powers. * One ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' short story featured a mixed human and Kzin crew surveying a distant planet and discovering a substance that causes the felinoid Kzin to act just like cats on ... catnip. HilarityEnsues. Followed by quarantine.* In ''Wyjście z cienia'' by Creator/JanuszZajdel, the aliens came to Earth for the produce in the first place, but what made them stay is honey and livid pinkgill mushrooms, which are mildly poisonous to humans - upon ingesting them, the aliens start moving in a ''very'' wobbly way (one falls under a train). It's a hint to their true nature as [[spoiler: [[HiveMind sentient]] [[InsectoidAliens anthills]] ]].* ''Literature/DrGretaHelsing'': Absinthe hits vampires ''far'' harder than humans -- although they're not as sensitive to the alcohol, trace amounts of hallucinogens that wouldn't affect a human at all can send a vampire into a life-threatening delirium.께[[/folder]]께[[folder:Live-Action TV]]* ''Series/AlienNation'' has sour milk as akin to alcohol. Considering that milk contains lactose and ''does'' ferment if handled properly, this simply means that they really like kumiss or kefir, or just plain old yogurt and cheese. Since human cells and the bacteria involved in milk spoilage produce lactic acid under anaerobic conditions this might suggest that the aliens are more like fungi than mammals and produce alcohol when exhausted.* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Slayer blood is this for Vampires. It's also mentioned that a vamp can become high by feeding off someone who is high.--> '''Spike:''' If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there it would've been like Woodstock. I was actually at Woodstock... that was a ''weird'' gig. I fed off a flower person and I spent six hours [[ContemplatingYourHands watching my hand move]].* Apparently mold that뭩 poisonous to us humans is 뱈eth plus helium to Wesen in the series ''Series/{{Grimm}}''.* On an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina becomes addicted to pancakes (part of an old Spellman family curse, of which there were many), and at one point gorges herself to the point of bloating. When she tries to go [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere cold turkey]], she experiences withdrawal symptoms, hallucinating that Salem is a pile of pancakes asking whether she is hungry, imagining that the school is putting on an elaborate musical number imploring her to eat pancakes, and dreaming that a giant syrup bottle tries to persuade her to come away to a haven for witches addicted to pancakes, where she can eat to her heart's content. It was a really weird episode.** One of the suspected causes of the Salem Witch Trials was [[FridgeBrilliance ergot poisoning from spoiled rye bread]]* A variation appeared in ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', Cooper becomes addicted to a certain painkiller while being treated for injuries. The drug is no more addictive than any other painkiller to normal humans, but when used on [[ArtificialHumans In-Vitroes]] like Coop, the addiction rate is close to 82% for a single dose. He also meets an In-Vitroe prostitute addicted to the same drug, and Colonel [=McQueen=] is a recovered addict himself.* ''Series/MorkAndMindy''** In the second episode, Mork gets drunk off ginger ale. Apparently, carbonation makes Orkans "[[UnusualEuphemism Ork-faced]]".** Inverted in a much later episode, "Mork and the Family Reunion", when Mindy accidentally eats [[AlienLunch an Orkan delicacy called flek]], and [[IntoxicationEnsues begins performing spontaneous gymnastics and acting, well, Mork-like]]. Later, Mindy's uncle eats some and HilarityEnsues.* In the short-lived sci-fi series ''Something Is Out There'', the female alien protagonist Ta'ra gets inebriated on caffeine.* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Minbari become [[AxeCrazy psychotic and violent]] if they drink even [[CantHoldHisLiquor a small amount of alcohol.]]* One episode of ''Series/{{ALF}}'' has ALF becoming addicted to eating cotton, which has lots of weird side effects on him such as causing him to dance around wearing a bowler hat and holding a banana while singing showtunes.* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':** In one episode, Zhaan, a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe good looking, blue skinned]] [[{{Planimal}} plant-derived]] alien, spent almost the entire episode in an observation room sunbathing by the light of a star during a nova period. In something vaguely akin to photosynthesis, she was enjoying the high energy spikes of light ''[[FantasticArousal a lot]]''.** There's also Rygel, who, upon arriving on Earth, gets addicted to the sugar in Halloween candy.--->'''Rygel:''' Crichton, how illegal is this [[PardonMyKlingon dren]]? You have to get me more! I don't care what it costs!* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth'', [[spoiler:the 456 use ''human children'' as a euphoric drug, incorporating the child into their physiology and getting high off the child's hormones.]]* In ''Series/MyParentsAreAliens'', the BizarreAlienBiology of the titular parents cause them to get very high from various innocent things. A RunningGag was that eating ice cream would cause Brian to sprout a pair of moose antlers.* To the [[StarfishAliens Pyrians]] in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ammonium phosphate (fertilizer) is a highly addictive and deadly drug. One planet based their economy on smuggling it to them, when Captain Hunt found out that was why the Pyrian fleet was blowing up their freighters he stopped trying to help them.* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', the blood of people with Faerie ancestry [[spoiler:like Sookie]] is intoxicating to vampires.* The Gua in ''Series/FirstWave'' can easily get addicted to ''table salt'', although their High Command frowns on such weakness and orders the addicts killed. This was discovered by accident when Foster was interrogating a wounded Gua and poured salt on the open wound. The result was a seriously stoned Gua. Given the Gua mastery of genetic engineering, it's strange they don't remove this weakness from their hybrid husks.* A more literal example appears in ''Series/RedDwarf'', when The Cat compares a RealityIsOutToLunch sequence to "triple-strength catnip".* The Vulcans of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' become intoxicated on chocolate. * ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' has "Janets", afterlife personal assistants that can answer almost any question and create almost anything requested. Being exposed to magnets make them drunk, and they get a hangover after the fact.[[/folder]]께[[folder:Tabletop Games]]* Plushies in the German game ''TabletopGame/PlueschPowerUndPlunder'' can get addicted to washing powder if they have to go into the washing machine too often (which is the case if they get dirty).* Vampires in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' can't consume drugs or alcohol, but feeding off a human with such substances in their system will affect them. Some vampires will become addicted enough to intentionally seek out intoxicated victims, although this addiction is nothing compared to their need for blood itself.** A vampire drinking the blood of a changeling can suffer some truly bizarre effects, including hallucinations, emotional outbursts, or being love-struck. * In the ''Forgotten Realms'', there's a specific, rare variety of ''cheese'' that's both intoxicating and addictive to halflings. Sale of this cheese is carefully regulated in the halfling nation.[[/folder]]께[[folder:Video Games]]* ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]'' features hallucinogenic plums and alcoholic plum juice. Murfy claims that Globox's drunk reaction to the juice comes from being allergic, but Andre does say that the juice is better when fermented.* Hivers in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' have taste and smell organs that are wired in a way that strongly fermented human foods, especially cheese, becomes like mild narcotics to them. It's mentioned in the supplementary novels that cheese is one of humanity's main exports to the hivers.** On the flip side, raw, unprocessed garlic is dangerous to hivers because of their over-sensitive olfactory organs. Hiver warriors eat cloves of it as a manhood ritual.* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Kayle]] in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' gets what can only be described as a massive sugar high after encountering a magical disease within the Institute of War. The disease normally breaks down the infected person's organs at a cellular level. BizarreAlienBiology is [[DiscussedTrope offered as the reason]].[[/folder]]께[[folder:Web Comics]]* In ''WebComic/{{Drowtales}}'', chocolate is an addictive narcotic to the drow, with effects not unlike cannabis. There's an underground trade for low quality ones at the local WizardingSchool, and [[ high concentration doses]] are imported from the surface world used by the rich. The Ill'haress of the [[KnightTemplar Kyorl'solenurn clan]] is [[ mentioned]] to have a weakness for it that's called an endearing vice [[spoiler:at her funeral]].* In ''WebComic/TheLydianOption'', bizarre alien fruit is highly addictive to humans - causing them to focus on obsessively eating it [[ to the exclusion of anything else]]. The reference to faerie food may or may not be intentional.* ''WebComic/TheCyantianChronicles'':** As they're [[FunnyAnimal based on earth animals]], some Cyantian species are susceptible to ordinary catnip, and [[ not just the cat-like ones]].** Also note that most Cyantians are more susceptible to drug effects than humans, as such they don't have any caffeine and [[CantHoldHisLiquor very little alcohol]].* It seems that robots in the ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'' universe - or at least Pintsize - [[ get stoned on WD-40]].** Later we see an herbal tea that makes robots, or at least ones with military-grade olfactory sensors, [[ see unicorns]].* ''WebComic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' introduces a species that has some, [[ unusual]] reactions to ginseng.* The trolls in ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' aren't actually supposed to eat sopor slime, but Gamzee never learned that due to his guardian [[ParentalAbandonment always being out at sea]]. As a result, he's an EruditeStoner. [[spoiler:Once the slime runs out, [[AxCrazy how]][[MonsterClown ever]]...]]** In a very literal example, Meulin and Kurloz apparently smoke catnip as cannabis. ** Judging from Terezi's hangover, soda (or at least Faygo) gets trolls drunk. At the very least, it's common {{Fanon}}.께[[/folder]]께[[folder:Web Original]]* Gaoians of ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'', like the vast majority of aliens, are immune to the intoxicating effects of alcohol. However, they can produce the same symptoms after eating turkey meat.께[[/folder]]께[[folder:Western Animation]]* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''** Bender, being a robot fueled by alcohol, malfunctions as if heavily inebriated whenever he ''doesn't drink enough''. He even develops a patch of rust around his mouth, mirroring a human's 5 o'clock shadow. Since all robots are powered by alcohol, being based on Professor Farnsworth's original design, all of them may act like this if deprived of booze. This leads to a montage reminiscent of every alcoholism story where he wanders the streets, tormented by signs like "No Liquor License", "Water Fountain" and "Christian Science Reading Room".** "Hell is Other Robots" has Bender getting high by overloading on electricity, complete with an LSD-reminiscent hallucination when he first tries "jacking on".** Anchovies are either addictive to Decapodians like Zoidberg (which led to anchovies being eaten into extinction), or they just taste [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood ridiculously delicious]]. Or both.* The entire plot of schlocky Christmas special ''WesternAnimation/GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer'' happens because of a fruitcake [[spoiler:that Cousin Mel had spiked it with what turned out to be reindeer nip in a plan to ruin the family business by making their customers ill]]. The reindeer dropped everything and trampled the titular old lady to get it.* The worms in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' are addicted to coffee as if it was a hard liquor; even to the point that they would suffer from withdrawal if the coffee machine ever broke. In one episode it is revealed coffee is reserved to only the elite in their planet.[[/folder]]께----


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