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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.
9th Jun '17 5:14:24 PM jamespolk
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%%* ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenArm'': [[Music/FrankSinatra Ol' Blue Eyes]] has a rather harrowing one of these, especially for a film made in 1955.

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%%* * ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenArm'': [[Music/FrankSinatra Ol' Blue Eyes]] has a rather harrowing one of these, especially for a film made in 1955.1955. His girlfriend Molly locks him in his apartment to break his heroin habit.
27th Apr '17 5:26:40 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' Werner Vertigo, after a lengthy period in which he was forcibly dosed with several different drug cocktails, managed to escape his captors and had himself checked into a metahuman research institute. While there were several options available, he deliberately elected this one knowing the risks and issues associated. This involved extended medical supervision and a lot of pain, but he was successfully detoxed.
26th Mar '17 12:04:07 AM angie710
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In RealLife, [[NoMoreForMe breaking free of a drug addiction]] can be a lengthy process, and none 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, [[NoMoreForMe [[NoMedicationForMe breaking free of a drug addiction]] can be a lengthy process, and none 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]].
26th Mar '17 12:02:44 AM angie710
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In RealLife, breaking free of a drug addiction can be a lengthy process, and none 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, [[NoMoreForMe breaking free of a drug addiction addiction]] can be a lengthy process, and none 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]].
1st Feb '17 12:33:01 AM eroock
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->''Thirty six hours, groanin' in pain\\

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->''Thirty ->''"Thirty six hours, groanin' in pain\\



Cold turkey has got me on the run.''
--> --'''Music/JohnLennon''', "Cold Turkey"

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Cold turkey has got me on the run.''
--> --'''Music/JohnLennon''',
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-->-- '''Music/JohnLennon''',
"Cold Turkey"
29th Dec '16 7:09:35 AM LentilSandEater
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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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** 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. It works, but does ''not'' look a pleasant process.
5th Dec '16 3:19:30 PM Morgenthaler
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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 [[BadAss him]] defeating a drug addiction through sheer willpower was par for the course.

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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 [[BadAss him]] him defeating a drug addiction through sheer willpower was par for the course.
6th Nov '16 4:41:42 AM HighCrate
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* Tony Stark goes through this in the ''Comicbook/IronMan'' storyline "Demon in a Bottle".

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* %%* Tony Stark goes through this in the ''Comicbook/IronMan'' storyline "Demon in a Bottle".



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

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



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

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* Creator/ChristianBale's character in ''Film/TheFighter'' is going through this phase in his prison cell.

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* %%* Creator/ChristianBale's character in ''Film/TheFighter'' is going through this phase in his prison cell.



* In ''Film/TheSevenPercentSolution'', Sherlock Holmes is forced to do this by Dr. Watson, his brother Mycroft, and [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Sigmund Freud]].

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* %%* In ''Film/TheSevenPercentSolution'', Sherlock Holmes is forced to do this by Dr. Watson, his brother Mycroft, and [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Sigmund Freud]].
27th Sep '16 11:15:36 AM BugsFan17
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* The Slap-Ass Guy from ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' goes through treatment to stop slapping his teammates' asses. [[spoiler:[[HereWeGoAgain It doesn't work.]]]]




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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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