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  Cold turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cold turkey" is a slang expression describing the actions of a person who gives up a habit or addiction all at once, rather than gradually (easing the process through tapering off or using supplemental medication).
The term allegedly derives from the comparison of a cold turkey carcass and the state of a withdrawing addict — most notably, the cold sweats and goose bumps.
In long-time alcoholics, going cold turkey can cause life-threatening delirium tremens and thus is not an appropriate method for breaking an alcohol addiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cold_turkey   (278 words)

 OA Guide to Hypothermia & Cold Weather Injuries
This dilation sends this very cold, stagnate blood from the periphery to the core further decreasing core temperature which can lead to death.
Tissue temperature in cold weather is regulated by two factors, the external temperature and the internal heat flow.
All cold injuries described below are intimately connected with the degree of peripheral circulation.
www.princeton.edu /~oa/hypocold.html   (4219 words)

 Cold Turkey Quit Smoking
One of the most popular and well-known ways smokers choose to quit smoking is what is known as "cold turkey." The phrase cold turkey is universally understood to mean to quit smoking abruptly, often without forethought or preparation, nor a gradual reduction in amount smoked.
Most people also assume cold turkey means to quit smoking without using any smoking cessation aids such as nicotine gum or patches.
The derivation is from the idea that cold turkey is a food that requires little preparation in the kitchen.
www.quitsmoking.com /info/articles/cold-turkey.htm   (653 words)

 Nicabate - Cold Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
However, those people who opt to go ‘Cold Turkey’ typically have a low chance of success — in one study over 90% of cold turkey quitters were smoking again after six months.
Cold turkey quitting has been around since the introduction of cigarettes.
It is important to remember that it is not the nicotine in cigarettes that is directly responsible for the adverse health effects of smoking; rather it is the thousands of other chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke.
www.nicabatecq.com.au /quitting/quittingOptions/ColdTurkey.html   (301 words)

 Narconon Exposed: Is Narconon Safe? - Cold turkey
Strictly speaking, it is not quite cold turkey; the Encarta dictionary defines it as "a method of stopping drug addiction by not taking any further drugs and not having any other treatment to protect the addict from the withdrawal symptoms".
In the case of heroin, these symptoms inspired the expression "going cold turkey" comes from because of the similarity in appearance between the cold and clammy skin of a dead turkey and the appearance of the skin of the drug user.
Few medical authorities recommend using cold turkey withdrawal methods, as the consequences can be extremely unpleasant for the addict.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Narconon/coldturkey.htm   (974 words)

 Cold Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cold Turkey is the best, least painful way to kick the habit for most people.
Cold turkey, however, does not mean quitting as soon as you first think about it.
Cold Turkey means that you set a quit date - preferably several weeks in advance - and stop completely on that date.
www.smokehelp.org /html/cold_turkey.html   (234 words)

 Turkey (bird) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With their wingspans of 1.5-1.8 meters, the turkeys are by far the largest birds in the open forests in which they live, and are rarely mistaken for any other species.
In particular, the chest tuft of domestic turkeys is a clear indicator of descent from the Wild Turkey, as the Ocellated Turkey does not have this tuft.
Several other birds which are sometimes called "turkeys" are not particularly closely related: the Australian brush-turkey is a megapode, and the bird sometimes known as the "Australian turkey" is in fact the Australian Bustard, a gruiform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey_(bird)   (797 words)

 Going Cold Turkey | Ask MetaFilter
Going cold turkey from opiates is hard, potentially one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do.
Cold turkey with some opiates can be a real health risk.
One last thing: your friends and family, unless they have already helped someone quit an opiate cold turkey, are probably unprepared for what you'll go through mentally and physically, and once it starts they probably won't feel equipped to help.
ask.metafilter.com /mefi/39397   (2894 words)

 Wordorigins.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cold turkey is something that can be prepared quickly and with little effort.
When they go before him, they are given what is called the "cold turkey" treatment.
There is an explanation that the pasty, goosebumped skin of an addict going through withdrawal resembles cold turkey skin and this gave rise to the term.
www.wordorigins.org /Words/LetterC/coldturkey.html   (195 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To talk cold turkey is probably a variant of the much earlier phrase to talk turkey, also meaning 'to speak plainly, directly, or bluntly, with the intent of accomplishing something'.
Another theory is that to talk turkey derives from the hunter's practice of making a gobbling noise so that the stupid turkey answers him with a gobble and gives away its whereabouts.
Some say that cold turkey is not connected to to talk turkey, the correct connection being that leftover cold turkey is simple and unadorned, as is the blunt and plain truth.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19991130   (388 words)

 Joel's Library - Quit Smoking Cold Turkey!
In fact, it is easier to stop smoking using the cold turkey method than by using any other technique.
Cold turkey induces less suffering and creates a shorter period of withdrawal.
Most important, cold turkey is the approach by which the smoker has the best chance of success.
whyquit.com /joel/Joel_03_02_cold_turkey.html   (397 words)

 Turkey Leftovers (Turkey for the Holidays)
Turkey carcass and all bones from leftover turkey
In a saucepan, combine turkey stock, potatoes, thyme and bay leaf.
They are excellent cut into cubes and toasted into croutons for the potato soup or make the Garlicky Cheese Toast, cool slightly and cut into croutons for the soup.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /turkey/leftovers.html   (885 words)

 Cold Turkey Photo Gallery by Karen Stuebing at pbase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The reality is that they were either intially addicted by prescription use or turned on by a friend to the drug, unaware it would bring them to the point that they would lie, steal or cheat to fill an overwhelming physical need and to avoid the unbearable process of cold turkey withdrawl.
This illustrates just a small part of cold turkeying narcotics and is abbreviated to a week's time frame.
I've done cold turkey a few times and I still consider this to be a mind of matter situation.
www.pbase.com /kstuebin/coldturkey   (3427 words)

 Cold Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
From the second you drop it into your cart to the moment it's brought to the table on a platter, the Thanksgiving turkey undergoes a transformation from rock-solid to sweet and succulent.
Experts agree that one of the major sources of food contamination during the holidays is unsafe handling of raw turkey.
There are many danger spots along the way and recognizing those critical steps not only ensures the safety of your guests, but also results in a more flavorful turkey and less stress for the cook.
www.press-enterprise.com /turkey/html/cold_turkey.html   (370 words)

 Quitting Cold Turkey - Pharmavita
One of the most popular and well-known methods of quitting smoking is what is known as quitting "cold turkey." This phrase means to quit smoking abruptly, often without much forethought or preparation, nor without a gradual reduction in the amount of cigarettes smoked.
For many people, quitting "cold turkey" is challenging due to the severity of the withdrawal symptoms, but you can improve your chances of success by first being aware of what withdrawal symptoms you may experience, such as irritability and tiredness, and how to best combat these.
Don't be discouraged if you are feeling overwhelmed by withdrawal symptoms or cravings, they will go away, and because the process of quitting "cold turkey" is drastic, it actually creates a short period of withdrawal overall.
www.pharmavita.org /quitting-smoking/quitting-cold-turkey.php   (443 words)

 Quit Smoking By the Cold Turkey Approach
With the cold turkey method, you completely stop your smoking all at once, relying on your will power to fight your nicotine addiction.
The "cold turkey" approach can cause mild to severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
Quitting cold turkey is extremely difficult because most of us have lives that require us to function as somewhat normal human beings for most of the day.
www.quitsmokingsupport.com /coldturkey.htm   (548 words)

 GoEnglish.com Idioms = "Go Cold Turkey" = Today's English Idioms
People go cold turkey when they want to immediately stop the problems an addictive drug is causing.
Going cold turkey is when you stop taking some habit forming drug (such as smoking or drinking) by stopping completely, all at once.
It can be uncomfortable ("cold") at first, even painful, for a person to go cold turkey.
www.goenglish.com /ColdTurkey.asp   (325 words)

 Cold Turkey TV Show - Cold Turkey Television Show - TV.com
Ten unsuspecting chain smokers who were only told that they were going to join the cast of an outrageous reality show, discover that their actual task is to quit smoking "cold turkey" while sequestered in a house for 24 days.
Tell the world what you think of Cold Turkey, write a review for this show.
I think that cold turkey is a much need show.
www.tv.com /cold-turkey/show/29412/summary.html   (159 words)

 Cold turkey Summary
2: complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent; "he quit smoking cold turkey"; "she quit her job cold turkey"
In the case of most other drugs, going cold turkey may be extremely unpleasant, but not actually dangerous.
The name of hit song, "Cold Turkey" by ex-Beatle John Lennon
www.bookrags.com /Cold_turkey   (1211 words)

 Cold Turkey - Torah.org
You could see their minds picturing uncooked turkey on the kitchen counter.
I had done my research and traced the origin of "cold turkey." According to the website IdiomSite, the phrase describes the skin's reaction to heroin withdrawal.
As an addict stops using the drug, blood is drawn toward the internal organs, thereby leaving the skin to resemble a cold, plucked turkey.
www.torah.org /features/par-kids/coldturkey.html   (983 words)

 Turkey (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turkey, North Carolina, a town in the United States of America
"Cold turkey", a withdrawal from drug addiction without gradual tapering off usage.
Turkey movies are exploitative B-films, most often featuring sub-par sex, violence and gore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey_(disambiguation)   (213 words)

 Cold Turkey - Moviefone
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movies.aol.com /movie/cold-turkey/1103835/main   (118 words)

 Turkey, Pasta and Blueberry Salad Recipe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If you are using frozen sugar snap peas, wait to add them until the very end of the cooking time so they only cook in the water for approximately 30 seconds.
When finished cooking, rinse pasta and vegetables under cold water to prevent further cooking and drain well.
Add salt and pepper to taste and then set dressing aside until needed.
www.recipetips.com /recipe-cards/t--2143/cold-turkey.asp   (204 words)

 EURSOC: Cold Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Forget turkey and plum pudding at Christmas dinners at schools in England this year.
Others say that to alter an age-old feasting tradition in favour of adherents of Halal or (muslim) meat is a sort of blasphemy.
Anyway, if you choose Norfolk-grown turkey or Halal chicken, you may end up with the same tasteless delicacy.
www.eursoc.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/1228/Cold_Turkey.html   (334 words)

 Cold Turkey Quitters Gobble Up Education
Undaunted by a hammering of pharmaceutical industry marketing asserting that only superheroes can quit cold, a rising tide of nicotine stained keyboards are surfing their way to a vastly different message being shared by a rather serious forum.
“Although there is no denying that unassisted and uneducated cold turkey quitting generates just 10% abstinence at six months, health policymakers continue to turn their backs on millions of cold turkey quitters when they know that educating and supporting them could enhance their odds of success by roughly 400%.”
One might think that if 91.2% of all successful quitters were quitting cold turkey that 91.2% of quitting resources would be devoted to sharing their secrets, practices and insights.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/4/emw116347.php   (1998 words)

 CNN.com - Paging Dr. Gupta Blog
One year, a national sandwich shop even gave out "cold turkey" sandwiches to smokers who turned in at least a half a pack of cigarettes.
I didn't even realize the Smokeout Day was approaching when my fiance and I quit smoking "Cold Turkey" eight days ago.
Cold turkey, I guess was not an option.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/blogs/paging.dr.gupta/2006/11/cold-turkey-day.html   (1374 words)

 Going cold turkey
There are two main ways: "cold turkey" and tapering off.
When a person goes cold turkey, he/she throws away all cigarettes, lighters, and ashtrays.
People who quit by going cold turkey do it on their own or with help.
www.worlded.org /us/health/docs/tobacco/Unit6/3coldturkey.html   (207 words)

 Cold Turkey -- In These Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Now,what would cold turkey be ?(apart from a sudden ice age befalling and freezing the activity of a very cumbersome european neighbour,alas,let us not dream)
There’s little except topical color in what he has written in “Cold Turkey” that differs from what he said in _Timequake_.
Still, “Cold Turkey” is worth publishing, because it excerpts this profoundly humane yet pessimistic author’s thought for those who haven’t been reading him for 40 years as many of us have!
www.inthesetimes.com /site/main/article/cold_turkey   (3146 words)

 The Big Cold Turkey Ltd 2006 - Intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Big Cold Turkey uses a silicone wristband and has a uniquely created reward system of using stainless steel trophies that reward and mark the stages of the marathon.
The Big Cold Turkey comes in a shrink wrapped, cigarette-box sized pack and includes: A Getting Started booklet, 4 stainless steel trophies in a paper wrap, 2 button badges, a 42-day 'One day at a time' diary and even a transfer tattoo.
Big Cold Turkey, you will be able to download a certificate to commemorate your achievements.
www.bigcoldturkey.com   (855 words)

 Cold Turkey (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Never was the human limitations tested as they were in this film, when the town of Eagle Rock, Iowa, must quit smoking for 30 days to win a foolish challenge proposed by a big tobacco company.
As Parent Trap became a strange testimony on how divorce affects children, so has Cold Turkey become a statement on addiction and withdrawal, with humorous results.
Dick Van Dyke is the town minister who finds himself caught up leading the fray; first he must develop an addiction, then join his neighbors in quitting.
us.imdb.com /Title?0066927   (672 words)

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