Quitting heroin cold turkey means stopping heroin use entirely, without any exception, and returning to a normal state without the aid of medicine. However, it is important to remember that this approach to putting an end to one’s heroin addiction is not recommended by doctors. The idea of quitting and seeking a sober lifestyle is definitely a keeper; but going cold turkey from heroin is not like quitting any other drug. It is unsafe, extremely difficult physically and psychologically, and health complications can even lead to hospitalizations. So the answer is yes, you can quit heroin cold turkey, but the purpose of this message is to warn against it, and offer a better solution to putting an end to heroin abuse/addiction once and for all.