I wish I could say I captured this image out in the wild, but that's not the case. However, the bear is NOT of the circus variety either. He/she is a wild bear in "rehab" at a wildlife center in Whittier Alaska. I don't think he had any substance abuse issues...most likely he was injured in some way. Maybe by a hunter with a substance abuse issue.
Anyway, he seemed to be happy in his surroundings.