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‘Breaking Bad,’ Yet Clouding Reality at the Same Time

Vince Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad” has been all the rage for American viewers. The crime drama series tells the story of Walter White — a struggling high school chemistry teacher who finds himself diagnosed with an inoperable lung cancer. With death and the impact thereof looming over both himself and his family, White resorts to producing and selling crystalized methamphetamine as a means of providing for his family’s future. The show couldn’t be more popular with its American audience.

As is generally the case with show business, however, the truth of the matter is rarely digested by viewers. In reality, if an addict is supported by loving family and friends, a successful — though always difficult — stint at a local drug rehab is often the result. The following infographic tells the sad tale of meth’s truthful impact on its abusers:

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