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Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from indulging a desire or appetite for certain bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. The practice can arise from religious prohibitions or practical considerations.
Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

New prediction model may make it easier to find which infants will develop NAS

New prediction model may make it easier to find which infants will develop NAS

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Study may help develop recovery and prevention paths for gambling addiction

Study may help develop recovery and prevention paths for gambling addiction

Cabotegravir highly effective in preventing HIV among women

Cabotegravir highly effective in preventing HIV among women

Medical diagnoses of “diseases of despair”  increase in Pennsylvania

Medical diagnoses of “diseases of despair” increase in Pennsylvania

Cocaine use in mice leads to the formation of synapses by astrocytes

Cocaine use in mice leads to the formation of synapses by astrocytes

UNC director calls for better smoking cessation programs for cancer patients

UNC director calls for better smoking cessation programs for cancer patients

Federal restrictions on corneal donations prevent vision-restoring surgery

Federal restrictions on corneal donations prevent vision-restoring surgery

A new approach for treating alcohol use disorder

A new approach for treating alcohol use disorder

Group-based smoking cessation treatment helps incarcerated smokers quit tobacco

Group-based smoking cessation treatment helps incarcerated smokers quit tobacco

ATS releases new practice guideline on treating tobacco dependence in adult smokers

ATS releases new practice guideline on treating tobacco dependence in adult smokers

Coronavirus crisis disrupts treatment for another epidemic: Addiction

Coronavirus crisis disrupts treatment for another epidemic: Addiction

Study: One in five adults experienced a decrease in their sexual behavior early in the pandemic

Study: One in five adults experienced a decrease in their sexual behavior early in the pandemic

New Finnish study explores the economic burden of alcohol use disorders

New Finnish study explores the economic burden of alcohol use disorders

Precautions for intimacy, sex, during COVID-19

Precautions for intimacy, sex, during COVID-19

Researchers assess harm reduction awareness among frequent cannabis users

Researchers assess harm reduction awareness among frequent cannabis users

Hospitalized smokers six times more likely to quit with combination treatment, study finds

Hospitalized smokers six times more likely to quit with combination treatment, study finds

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents

AHA invests almost $17 million to speed up health impacts of e-cigarettes, nicotine on youth

AHA invests almost $17 million to speed up health impacts of e-cigarettes, nicotine on youth