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Examples of substance abuse benefits in games
Max Payne series
Max Payne can take painkillers to regain any lost health. By Max Payne 3, Max's reliance on painkillers has made him an addict.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
Ethan Thomas has become an alcoholic during the time between Condemned and Condemned 2. His over-reliance on alcohol has made it so he needs it to, ironically enough, better steady his aim with firearms.
Dead Rising series
The protagonists of Dead Rising can drink, amongst other fluids, entire bottles of alcohol to heal themselves -- alcohol often tends to provide the largest amount of health at that. However if the player character drinks too much alcohol within quick succession, their character will routinely throw up for a short while, leaving them extremely vulnerable to attack.
Characters in the Yakuza games can drink alcohol to gain access to certain 'HEAT' attacks, with minimal downsides.