cold turkey


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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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But the authority has denied claims they are forcing addicts to go 'cold turkey', indicating the closure of the local residential detox centre Huntercombe prompted a move to a more 'community-based' delivery of treatment.
This is why Christ asks his disciples to follow him, cold turkey, without any hesitation or reservation.
If you are your own task-master, it's often a good idea to place restrictions on yourself, so you can actually get some work done; and Cold Turkey is a free and open source software that helps you with that.
It's been six days now and I'm going cold turkey. I've started thinking and that's when it gets bad.
Prolific staying handicapper Cold Turkey will bid to provide handler Gary Moore with one of the highlights of his training career when he goes for gold in Saturday's totesport Cesarewitch.
Perhaps an area of hairlessness just big enough for a nicotine replacement patch would comfort Ai Ai, a 27-year-old chimpanzee living on a safari park in China's Shaanxi province, who was forced to quit smoking cold turkey, if the gentle readers will permit mixed animal imagery.
Perhaps an area of hairlessness just big enough for a nicotine replacement patch would have brought some comfort to Ai Ai, the 27-year-old chimpanzee living on a safari park in China's Shaanxi province, who was forced to quit cold turkey, if the gentle readers will permit mixed animal imagery.
Joe ends up taking Candy to his parents' country cottage to help her go cold turkey, but Iggy kidnaps Joe's sister.
"Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we're hooked on.
Back then, Joan Flynn, 66, of Hilton Head, SC, who had been taking Premarin for nearly 20 years, quit cold turkey, even though the study's findings were for Prempro, an entirely different medication.
But when deprived of the drug, the animals' withdrawal symptoms--shaking, jumping, teeth chattering--were much less severe than those of other addicted mice going cold turkey.