take the cure

take the cure

To enter into a center or program designed to treat drug or alcohol addiction. I always seem to find my way back to heroin a month or two after taking the cure. My brother had to hit absolute rock bottom before he would agree to take the cure.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take the cure

to enter into any treatment program or treatment center. (Especially those dealing with drugs and alcohol.) I wanted to take the cure, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It's hard to get those addicted to realize that they are the ones who have to decide to take the cure.
See also: cure, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take the cure

tv. to enter into any treatment program or treatment center. (Especially those dealing with drugs and alcohol.) I wanted to take the cure, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.
See also: cure, take
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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What are we saying philosophically or politically if Rogue takes the cure [or] if Rogue doesn't take the cure?' I've never been [working on a film] where I'm like 'OK, what is this going to be telling a 12-year-old who may be feeling different?'" In fact, the dilemma proved to be so divisive among those involved in the production that they actually shot both versions, Rogue injecting the cure and Rogue rejecting it; which one made the cut is, of course, a state secret.