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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.
Ketamine plus psychological therapy can help people stay off alcohol for longer time

Ketamine plus psychological therapy can help people stay off alcohol for longer time

Study reveals how drug-seeking habits contribute to the perpetuation of addiction

Study reveals how drug-seeking habits contribute to the perpetuation of addiction

Electronic nicotine delivery systems may help some people stop smoking cigarettes

Electronic nicotine delivery systems may help some people stop smoking cigarettes

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking

Study tracks risk and protective behaviors related to transmission of HIV/AIDS in young adults

Study tracks risk and protective behaviors related to transmission of HIV/AIDS in young adults

Texas providers see increased interest in birth control since near-total abortion ban

Texas providers see increased interest in birth control since near-total abortion ban

Study findings speak against recommendations to drink alcohol for health reasons

Study findings speak against recommendations to drink alcohol for health reasons

Expert sound alarm on the crisis in sex education across the U.S.

Expert sound alarm on the crisis in sex education across the U.S.

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Neuroscientists discover specific brain circuit that triggers cocaine relapse in mice

Neuroscientists discover specific brain circuit that triggers cocaine relapse in mice

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction

6 months to live or die: How long should an alcoholic liver disease patient wait for a transplant?

6 months to live or die: How long should an alcoholic liver disease patient wait for a transplant?

Study: Women smoke fewer cigarettes than men but find it more difficult to quit

Study: Women smoke fewer cigarettes than men but find it more difficult to quit

Contingency management at end-of-treatment helps to overcome opioid use disorder

Contingency management at end-of-treatment helps to overcome opioid use disorder

Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

KU researchers investigate how parental substance use is associated with child neglect

KU researchers investigate how parental substance use is associated with child neglect

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments