Some addicts get pitied, others get blamed. Alcoholics are tortured geniuses. Drug addicts are deviant zombies. Male drunks are thrilling. Female drunks are bad moms. White addicts get their suffering witnessed. Addicts of color get punished. Celebrity addicts get tabloid headlines and posh rehab with equine therapy. Poor addicts get prison terms. Someone carrying crack cocaine gets five years, while someone driving drunk gets a night in jail, even though drunk driving kills more people every year than all illegal drugs combined.
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