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cold turkey

1. Slang a method of curing drug addiction by abrupt withdrawal of all doses
2. the withdrawal symptoms, esp nausea and shivering, brought on by this method
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A spokesman said: "They are to illustrate the point that there is a time and a place for cold turkey - and quitting smoking isn't one of them.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare will also be sponsoring a "Don't Go Cold Turkey Day" of national counseling during the month of November where physicians in cities throughout the country will educate patients on how to be successful at quitting.
Only those who went cold turkey on coffee showed a significant change--a drop--in two key indicators, Christensen's team reports in the September AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION.
Some people quit smoking by going cold turkey, others use counseling services or nicotine replacement," said Dr.
Meanwhile, Cold Turkey can defy his advancing years with victory in the Race To Pontin's For Easter Handicap.
GRAMMY grabber Amy Winehouse's life is back on track after going cold turkey and telling nurses: "I want to get better".
I WRITE regarding the news about prisoners being given compensation for having to go cold turkey.
I have an opportunity to do a few races and slowly wean myself off rather than go cold turkey.
A SHOCKING TV show featuring heroin addicts doing cold turkey in a Big Brother-style house is to be shown on Channel 4.
You can choose to quit cold turkey with limited success, or you can use QUITPLAN services and greatly reduce the obstacles to quitting.
My GP has advised me to go cold turkey but Alcoholics Anonymous advised me to cut my intake gradually.
GARY MOORE looks to get a couple of his stable stalwarts back in the groove at Kempton tonight when Cold Turkey and Tous Les Deux return to action after prolonged breaks.