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Does Anyone Know the Origin of the Saying to “Quit Cold Turkey”?

Question by Lemonada: Does anyone know the origin of the saying to “quit cold turkey”?
I just don’t get it.

Best answer:

Answer by D. Foreal
cold turkey
Origin: 1922

By 1922, cold turkey was not always a leftover from Thanksgiving dinner. For an addict, it was quite the opposite. “This method of sudden withdrawall,” explained a writer that year, “is described in the jargon of the jail as ‘the cold turkey’ treatment,” It meant “to immediately and completely give up a substance, such as narcotics or alcohol, to which one was addicted.”

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Why Don’t We See PR Messages Regarding Dangers of Porn Addiction?

Question by nicesinging1: Why don’t we see PR messages regarding dangers of porn addiction?
Something doesn’t seem right to me. I know there are substantial number of people who are addicted to porn and get their life ruined by it. They have told me porn addiction is as bad as drug or alcohol addiction if not worse.
Yet, I don’t see any PR messages on tv, radio or newspaper educating about dangers of porn and its addictive side. Why?
How do you expect people to stay away from it unless they know its harmful side? Does the federal government consider porn addiction dangerous at all?

Why Is Suddenly Quitting Something Completely Called Going “Cold Turkey”?

Question by Domino: Why Is Suddenly Quitting Something Completely Called Going “Cold Turkey”?

Best answer:

Answer by amoreflowers
Going “Cold Turkey” is usually used when people stop smoking or taking drugs without much preparation.

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How Addictive Is Marijuana?


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Is the Federal Government Good Stewards to Our Tax Dollars?

Question by : Is the Federal Government good stewards to our tax dollars?
Just the tip of the iceberg…

16 and 20 million dollars helping students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

$ 175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

$ 3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research on video games such as World of Warcraft

$ 500 million on a program that will, among other things, seek to solve the problem of 5-year-old children that “can’t sit still” in a kindergarten classroom.