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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.
Study focuses on smoking cessation treatment for adolescents

Study focuses on smoking cessation treatment for adolescents

A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse

A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse

Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder

Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder

Communication key in preventing AIDS, say health organizations

Communication key in preventing AIDS, say health organizations

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Study identifies pretreatment change trajectories in people seeking treatment for AUD

Study identifies pretreatment change trajectories in people seeking treatment for AUD

Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Study: Nearly half of cancer patients who enter a tobacco treatment program quit smoking

Study: Nearly half of cancer patients who enter a tobacco treatment program quit smoking

Tobacco treatment program in an oncologic setting could foster smoking cessation

Tobacco treatment program in an oncologic setting could foster smoking cessation

Smoking abstinence does not greatly affect motivation for food, research suggests

Smoking abstinence does not greatly affect motivation for food, research suggests

Smoking always wins over food, says new abstinence study

Smoking always wins over food, says new abstinence study

Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers

Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

New test reveals truth behind gluten-free labels

New test reveals truth behind gluten-free labels