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15th May '16 11:45:09 PM theknack101
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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 for him (even though it manages to span only four days). [[spoiler:As it turns out, quitting the drug makes him even more unstable. Way to go.]]

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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 for him (even though it manages to span only four days). [[spoiler:As it turns out, quitting the drug makes triptocaine actually helped offset the real problematic thing he was using, namely his VR glasses which can potentially kill him even more unstable. Way to go.in the last segment you use them. So perhaps going off it wasn't the best idea.]]
8th May '16 8:43:30 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* Appears in the Followers of Set clanbook in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade.'' After spending the last five years addicted to meth, Maria Kenyon ends up being selected as a future member of the Setite cult; however, the Setites want her off the drugs once and for all, and force her to go cold turkey from the moment she arrives in their temple - and they press the matter by chaining her to a slab and leaving her to suffer through withdrawal over the next few hours. For good measure, Maria's new "[[SinkOrSwimMentor mentor]]" makes it abundantly clear that doesn't really give a damn if the process of going cold turkey kills her; after all, Maria cost a grand total of fifty bucks and one dose of meth - she's only worth more to the cult if she can survive long enough to be formally recruited.
16th Mar '16 12:08:14 AM wolftickets1969
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the companion Cait has a Psycho addiction that cannot be kicked or cured by normal medicine, and you have to take her to a special detox facility in the heavily guarded Vault 95 to get her clean.



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24th Feb '16 12:19:32 PM MsChibi
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* 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.
2nd Jan '16 4:41:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. It doesn't work for long, however.

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* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''.''Film/{{Trainspotting}}''. It doesn't work for long, however.



* ''TheManWithTheGoldenArm'': [[Music/FrankSinatra Ol' Blue Eyes]] has a rather harrowing one of these, especially for a film made in 1955.

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* ''TheManWithTheGoldenArm'': ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenArm'': [[Music/FrankSinatra Ol' Blue Eyes]] has a rather harrowing one of these, especially for a film made in 1955.



* In ''Christiane F.'' (German: Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo) the two kids try this and end up squirming with pain on the floor.

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* In ''Christiane F.'' ''Film/ChristianeF'' (German: Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo) the two kids try this and end up squirming with pain on the floor.



* In ''Film/LadySingsTheBlues'', [[GirlGroup Diana Ross]] portrays BillieHoliday going through this - a real life event when Billie was sentenced to the Federal facility in West Virginia to an early form of "rehab" in the late 1940s.

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* In ''Film/LadySingsTheBlues'', [[GirlGroup Diana Ross]] portrays BillieHoliday Music/BillieHoliday going through this - a real life event when Billie was sentenced to the Federal facility in West Virginia to an early form of "rehab" in the late 1940s.
6th Oct '15 10:04:05 AM molotov
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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, 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.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.]]
19th Sep '15 10:26:10 AM Joysweeper
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* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Cullen stopped using [[FantasticDrug lyrium]] after the events of ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' and by the time of the game is secretly going through withdrawal symptoms, even telling Cassandra to relieve him of his duties if he ever ends up compromised. The Inquisitor can either encourage him to weather through it or go back to taking it to stop the symptoms.

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* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Cullen stopped using [[FantasticDrug lyrium]] after the events of ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' and by the time of the game is secretly going through withdrawal symptoms, even telling Cassandra to relieve him of his duties if he ever ends up compromised. The Inquisitor can either encourage him to weather through it or go back to taking it to stop the symptoms.
symptoms. Withdrawal is ''tough'' - as he says, those who are cut off suffer and some go mad, others die. An interrogation technique he suggests using on captured addicts is to not supply them. But being on lyrium is terrible too, and if you encourage him to take it again, [[spoiler: his memory starts going.]]
11th Sep '15 8:05:53 AM gallium
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* In ''Film/{{Kongo}}'', EvilCripple Flint needs Dr. Kingsland to perform surgery to relieve pain in Flint's paralyzed legs, but Kingsland is a wreck of an AddledAddict, unable to function due to his dependence on "bhang root". So Flint has him tied to a post in the swamp and puts leeches on him for good measure. It works.
3rd Sep '15 9:07:15 AM molotov
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In RealLife, breaking free of a drug addiction can be a lengthy process, and of it is fun.--for certain addictions, most famously alcohol, heroin, and sedatives, it may take months and require medical supervision. For some substances, going cold turkey in real life can be dangerous as the body can develop a physical dependency on the chemicals. Psychological dependencies can be equally agonizing, but they will only make one wish they would die. In fiction, however, people routinely overcome their substance habit by going through [[NailedToTheWagon a single self-imposed (and often painful) withdrawal phase]], after which they are no longer addicted. May involve throwing the drugs in the trash, flushing them down a toilet, or pouring alcohol down a drain. Frequently involves locking oneself up in a room or chaining oneself to a bed. Friends may be enlisted to [[NoMatterHowMuchIBeg help prevent backsliding]].

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In RealLife, breaking free of a drug addiction can be a lengthy process, and none of it is fun.--for fun. For certain addictions, most famously alcohol, heroin, and sedatives, it may take months and require medical supervision. For some substances, going cold turkey in real life can be dangerous as the body can develop a physical dependency on the chemicals. Psychological dependencies can be equally agonizing, but they will only make one wish they would die. In fiction, however, people routinely overcome their substance habit by going through [[NailedToTheWagon a single self-imposed (and often painful) withdrawal phase]], after which they are no longer addicted. May involve throwing the drugs in the trash, flushing them down a toilet, or pouring alcohol down a drain. Frequently involves locking oneself up in a room or chaining oneself to a bed. Friends may be enlisted to [[NoMatterHowMuchIBeg help prevent backsliding]].
3rd Sep '15 9:06:48 AM molotov
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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. 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, actually makes [[http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891 drinkers live demonstrably longer than abstainers.]]
** For true alcoholics, who are actually ''physically'' dependent upon alcohol to function, quitting cold turkey can actually be fatal. It's a condition called Delirium Tremens (Frenzy Shaking), and absolutely demands medical intervention, because it DOES kill people. Sadly, this has to [[HealItWithBooze be treated with booze]], and since the types who'd get Delirium Tremens tend to be the kind to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption not be able to stop themselves,]] well... going through professional detox is pretty much the only option.
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