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3rd Jun '18 6:27:58 PM euan112358
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* Superpower example in ''Fanfic/MaulingSnarks'': It's established that powers desire to be used, and capes that repress or cannot use their powers end up suffering for it.
** After Taylor inadvertently [[PowerNullifier knocked Vicky's powers out]], her fear of it happening again and her difficulty in reactivating them put her off patrolling for three weeks, keeping her from using her powers and building up stress. When she finally met Taylor, and Taylor admitted she was the cause of the bad reaction, [[spoiler: the stress boiled over and she delivered a MegatonPunch to the person identified as the cause.]]
** It was established that Amy was slowly going insane as she restricted her biokinesis to healing, until she helped Riley with the Tinker fugue for Taylor's enhancements.
** During Taylor's stint in the hospital, she was discouraged from having visitors to allow her to heal, but the lack of snarks to communicate with started to wear on her. Miss Militia and Assault pay a quick visit to her after that.
** A brief conversation with [[spoiler: Squealer's]] snark made it picky for better quality materials, and refused to let the Tinker make anything with her usual "crap". [[spoiler: Squealer]] got so pent up that she went to find Taylor and pulled a HeelFaceTurn just to let her Tinker again.
30th May '18 5:06:49 AM RedScharlach
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''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'': When Renton tries to come off heroin, his cold turkey involves a long period shut up in his childhood bedroom, hallucinating about his parents appearing on a TV gameshow about Aids and a [[NightmareFuel dead baby crawling across the ceiling]].

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* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'': When Renton tries to come off heroin, his cold turkey involves a long period shut up in his childhood bedroom, hallucinating about his parents appearing on a TV gameshow about Aids and a [[NightmareFuel dead baby crawling across the ceiling]].
30th May '18 5:06:20 AM RedScharlach
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* Part way through ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', Harundo quits smoking. When Fuyu asks him if he's suffering any withdrawl symptoms, he says that he hadn't been a smoker for long enough to really get addicted to it.

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* Part way through ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', Harundo quits smoking. When Fuyu asks him if he's suffering any withdrawl withdrawal symptoms, he says that he hadn't been a smoker for long enough to really get addicted to it.



* In the ''It Matters'' collection of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfictions, Matt has done this ''several'' times over the years, due to his [[FandomSpecificPlot ongoing struggle with opioid addiction brought on by having been separated from Mello]]. It puts a strain on his marriage to Mello.

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* In the ''It Matters'' collection of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfictions, fanfics, Matt has done this ''several'' times over the years, due to his [[FandomSpecificPlot ongoing struggle with opioid addiction brought on by having been separated from Mello]]. It puts a strain on his marriage to Mello.



%%* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}''. It doesn't work for long, however.
%%* ''Film/TheBasketballDiaries'' : It doesn't work for long either.

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''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'': When Renton tries to come off heroin, his cold turkey involves a long period shut up in his childhood bedroom, hallucinating about his parents appearing on a TV gameshow about Aids and a [[NightmareFuel dead baby crawling across the ceiling]].
%%* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}''. ''Film/TheBasketballDiaries'': It doesn't work for long, however.
%%* ''Film/TheBasketballDiaries'' : It doesn't work for long either.
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** Steve Dallas tries to do the same, for medical reasons, with Opus' assistance. He lasts 37 minutes tied to a chair without a problem. Come minute 38, [[FreakOut he loses it]] and [[AxCrazy goes full]] ''[[Film/TheShining Shining]]'' on poor Opus. Eventually, Opus subdues Steve with a Hostess Zinger - but months later, he has to go to the Betty Ford Clinic for a Zingers addiction.

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** Steve Dallas tries to do the same, for medical reasons, with Opus' assistance. He lasts 37 minutes tied to a chair without a problem. Come minute 38, [[FreakOut he loses it]] and [[AxCrazy goes full]] ''[[Film/TheShining Shining]]'' on poor Opus. Eventually, Opus subdues Steve with a Hostess Zinger - -- but months later, he has to go to the Betty Ford Clinic for a Zingers addiction.



* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': One of the protagonists is addicted to [[FantasticDrug Triptocaine]]. You can choose to either quit cold turkey or support his habit. Going without it is an incredibly painful proccess for him (even though it manages to span only four days). [[spoiler:As it turns out, the triptocaine actually helped offset the real problematic thing he was using, namely his VR glasses which can potentially kill him in the last segment you use them. So perhaps going off it wasn't the best idea.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': One of the protagonists is addicted to [[FantasticDrug Triptocaine]]. You can choose to either quit cold turkey or support his habit. Going without it is an incredibly painful proccess process for him (even though it manages to span only four days). [[spoiler:As it turns out, the triptocaine actually helped offset the real problematic thing he was using, namely his VR glasses which can potentially kill him in the last segment you use them. So perhaps going off it wasn't the best idea.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' - "Two Feet High and Rising" - To prevent King Julian from banishing Mort, Marlene brings him to the penguins to help him overcome his crazed obsession over [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin King Julian's feet]]. Using conditioning to equate the touching of feet with electrical shocks, Mort gradually becomes "100% lemur foot-phobic". However, for [[StatusQuoIsGod the sake of status-quo]], this is all undone towards the end of the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - When Hank catches Bobby smoking a cigarette, he punishes him by forcing him to smoke an entire carton. The plan backfires when Bobby instead becomes more addicted, while the situation makes Hank and Peggy take up smoking again for relaxation. After days without a cigarette, Hank, Peggy, and Bobby are cranky and ready to kill one another, until they discover one stray cigarette in the house. After they fight over it, Luanne, having had enough, locks the three of them inside Hank and Peggy's bedroom until they finally beat their addiction. In the morning they all thank Luanne for helping them through it.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' - To make preparations for a dancing competition, Cat puts an overweight Dog on a diet so he will be fit enough for the competition. This was often met with many setbacks whenever Dog kept hidden stashes of food, which he ate while exercising. Eventually, under threat of disqualification, Dog relents and loses enough weight for the competition. This backfires where a starving Dog finally breaks and proceeds to devour not only the buffet, but the entire theatre!

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' - ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': "Two Feet High and Rising" - -- To prevent King Julian from banishing Mort, Marlene brings him to the penguins to help him overcome his crazed obsession over [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin King Julian's feet]]. Using conditioning to equate the touching of feet with electrical shocks, Mort gradually becomes "100% lemur foot-phobic". However, for [[StatusQuoIsGod the sake of status-quo]], this is all undone towards the end of the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': When Hank catches Bobby smoking a cigarette, he punishes him by forcing him to smoke an entire carton. The plan backfires when Bobby instead becomes more addicted, while the situation makes Hank and Peggy take up smoking again for relaxation. After days without a cigarette, Hank, Peggy, and Bobby are cranky and ready to kill one another, until they discover one stray cigarette in the house. After they fight over it, Luanne, having had enough, locks the three of them inside Hank and Peggy's bedroom until they finally beat their addiction. In the morning they all thank Luanne for helping them through it.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' - ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'': To make preparations for a dancing competition, Cat puts an overweight Dog on a diet so he will be fit enough for the competition. This was often met with many setbacks whenever Dog kept hidden stashes of food, which he ate while exercising. Eventually, under threat of disqualification, Dog relents and loses enough weight for the competition. This backfires where a starving Dog finally breaks and proceeds to devour not only the buffet, but the entire theatre!



** Theodore Dalrymple's ''Romancing the Opiates'' discusses the difficulty of opiate withdrawal. Any number of people have done so without medical assistance. This is not the most advisable route, however, because opiates do build real physical dependency, which will not normally kill a healthy person, however, although the weakening of the body from addiction, the substance, and the great strain induced by withdrawl can weaken sufferers to where it isn't particularly hard for something else to finish them off. The longer term, heavier users suffer this more severely than those who partake less, and it only gets worse the longer it is delayed and only gets worse each time the attempt is made -- all the more incentive to really kick it the first time. Seriously, get proper medical assistance for kicking the narcotics, because if you delay, or fail and have to start again, it'll suck even more.

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** Theodore Dalrymple's ''Romancing the Opiates'' discusses the difficulty of opiate withdrawal. Any number of people have done so without medical assistance. This is not the most advisable route, however, because opiates do build real physical dependency, which will not normally kill a healthy person, however, although the weakening of the body from addiction, the substance, and the great strain induced by withdrawl withdrawal can weaken sufferers to where it isn't particularly hard for something else to finish them off. The longer term, heavier users suffer this more severely than those who partake less, and it only gets worse the longer it is delayed and only gets worse each time the attempt is made -- all the more incentive to really kick it the first time. Seriously, get proper medical assistance for kicking the narcotics, because if you delay, or fail and have to start again, it'll suck even more.



* Alcohol is normally harmless to quit cold turkey, not that it's particularly fun -- it'll definitely put a damper on you, even if you didn't drink very much to begin with. If you're a bigger drinker, you're liable to feel bored, unfocused, and gain a HairTriggerTemper. So one might not want to even start? The thing is that alcohol, provided you aren't taking dozens of drinks on a weekly basis, actually has health benefits including improved mood, increased creativity, slowed aging, protection against heart disease, boosts immunity, moderates stress, and most baffingly, actually makes [[http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891 drinkers live demonstrably longer than abstainers]].

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* Alcohol is normally harmless to quit cold turkey, not that it's particularly fun -- it'll definitely put a damper on you, even if you didn't drink very much to begin with. If you're a bigger drinker, you're liable to feel bored, unfocused, and gain a HairTriggerTemper. So one might not want to even start? The thing is that alcohol, provided you aren't taking dozens of drinks on a weekly basis, actually has health benefits including improved mood, increased creativity, slowed aging, protection against heart disease, boosts immunity, moderates stress, and most baffingly, bafflingly, actually makes [[http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891 drinkers live demonstrably longer than abstainers]].
22nd May '18 3:42:44 PM Smeagol17
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While quitting some drugs (primarily alcohol) cold turkey can become medical issues due to physical withdrawal symptoms, for others (nicotine, cocaine, opiates, etc.) this trope becomes TruthInTelevision.

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While quitting some drugs (primarily alcohol) cold turkey can become cause medical issues due to physical withdrawal symptoms, for others (nicotine, cocaine, opiates, etc.) this trope becomes TruthInTelevision.
22nd May '18 3:38:45 PM costanton11
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* American soldier/actor AudieMurphy became dependent on a brand of sleeping pill called Placidyl, originally prescribed by his doctor. To combat his addiction, he locked himself in a hotel room for a week and just endured the painful withdrawal symptoms until they passed. Then he went and gave his doctor hell about prescribing him this stuff in the first place. Of course for him defeating a drug addiction through sheer willpower was par for the course.

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* American soldier/actor AudieMurphy Creator/AudieMurphy became dependent on a brand of sleeping pill called Placidyl, originally prescribed by his doctor. To combat his addiction, he locked himself in a hotel room for a week and just endured the painful withdrawal symptoms until they passed. Then he went and gave his doctor hell about prescribing him this stuff in the first place. Of course for him defeating a drug addiction through sheer willpower was par for the course.
17th Jan '18 8:39:44 PM Gamermaster
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* Part way through ''Manga/{{Rabuta{{, Harundo quits smoking. When Fuyu asks him if he's suffering any withdrawl symptoms, he says that he hadn't been a smoker for long enough to really get addicted to it.

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* Part way through ''Manga/{{Rabuta{{, ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', Harundo quits smoking. When Fuyu asks him if he's suffering any withdrawl symptoms, he says that he hadn't been a smoker for long enough to really get addicted to it.
17th Jan '18 8:39:30 PM Gamermaster
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* Part way through ''Manga/{{Rabuta{{, Harundo quits smoking. When Fuyu asks him if he's suffering any withdrawl symptoms, he says that he hadn't been a smoker for long enough to really get addicted to it.
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8th Oct '17 7:13:16 PM nombretomado
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** In another early example of celebrity rehab, JerryLewis kicked a 12-year addiction to Percodans (oxycodone with aspirin) in 1978, and was consequently featured in People magazine as one of the first mainstream celebs to admit to drug abuse. The tablets had been prescribed for a serious back injury from a pratfall that went wrong. Shortly after quitting, Lewis nearly died from a gastric ulcer bleed - caused by the aspirin in the tablets. The symptoms had been hidden by the analgesic effect. This is why the drug companies switched to mixing the oxycodone with APAP instead, to make the now better-known Percocets.

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** In another early example of celebrity rehab, JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis kicked a 12-year addiction to Percodans (oxycodone with aspirin) in 1978, and was consequently featured in People magazine as one of the first mainstream celebs to admit to drug abuse. The tablets had been prescribed for a serious back injury from a pratfall that went wrong. Shortly after quitting, Lewis nearly died from a gastric ulcer bleed - caused by the aspirin in the tablets. The symptoms had been hidden by the analgesic effect. This is why the drug companies switched to mixing the oxycodone with APAP instead, to make the now better-known Percocets.
4th Oct '17 1:22:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Franchise/Batman}} overcame an addiction to venom by locking himself in the Batcave for a month.

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* {{Franchise/Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} overcame an addiction to venom by locking himself in the Batcave for a month.






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* In ''Literature/GoAskAlice'', Carla tries to get clean from drugs at several times by randomly quitting. She ends up relapsing most of the times. [[spoiler:She seems clean throughout the latter half of the book but the final page mentions that she relapsed again and died of an overdose two weeks after the last diary entry]].
25th Jun '17 11:32:57 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ThreeOnAMatch'': And not by choice, either. As the kidnappers hole up in their apartment with police crawling over the neighborhood, Vivian can't get her heroin fix. She is heard crying and moaning from the bedroom.
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