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Re: Cold turkey - no thank you

Posted by bleauberry on November 30, 2010, at 18:20:30

In reply to Cold turkey - no thank you, posted by ed_uk2010 on November 30, 2010, at 14:18:32

I don't know if I can just stop using the term "cold turkey" cold turkey. I might go into withdrawals. If that happens, I would rather it be a tolerable controlled smooth withdrawal, not a cold turkey one.

I've never seen any hard science claiming the term is only for heroin withdrawal.

All kinds of phrases in human language have multiple meanings and uses.

Personally I think the term is a bit mild. It doesn't sound appealing to feel like a turkey, much less a cold turkey. But when someone stops a psycoactive brain drug cold turkey, I think it feels much worse than a cold turkey.

Abrupt cessation, abrupt withdrawal....these kinds of terms have a politically correct tone to them, which I don't like, because politically correct usually is a way of disguising the truth or diverting attention from the truth.

Cold turkey is the hell someone feels when they abruptly stop something that causes biological withdrawal. Doesn't matter if it is cocaine, xanax, lexapro, zyprexa, adderal, heroine, jack daniels, whatever. It's all the same. Cold turkey is cold turkey.




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