cold turkey method

A cessation technique used for narcotic or nicotine addictions, in which withdrawal symptoms are treated as little as possible, with the hope that once the addict has passed through the catharsis of withdrawal—and its unpleasant symptoms—he/she will be unwilling to re-initiate drug abuse

cold turkey method

Substance abuse A cessation technique used in narcotic or nicotine addicts, where withdrawal Sx are treated as little as possible, with the hope that once the addict has passed through the catharsis of withdrawal–and its unpleasant Sx, he/she would be unwilling to re-initiate drug abuse
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The treatment options available for addiction in Pakistan range from cold turkey method, counselling and giving painkillers when the patient is in severe withdrawal.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is now available on prescription, and is clinically proven to be twice as effective as the cold turkey method. NRT eases withdrawal symptoms while the smoker gets used to not smoking and the dose is gradually reduced.
Now available on prescription, NRT is clinically proven to be twice as effective as the cold turkey method.
Mr Walker said he went for the hypnotherapy treatment because: 'I had tried the cold turkey method and it was unpleasant.'
Now available on prescription, NRT is clinically proven to be twice as effective as the cold turkey method. NRT eases withdrawal symptoms while the smoker gets used to not smoking and the dose is gradually reduced.
After 10 years of puffing between 10 and 20 cigarettes a day I didn't expect it to be easy, especially as I chose the cold turkey method, relying on willpower alone.