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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.
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

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step programs help people with AUD achieve sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step programs help people with AUD achieve sobriety

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

Reitman Foundation funds pilot study to investigate outcomes of neonates treated for opioid withdrawal

Reitman Foundation funds pilot study to investigate outcomes of neonates treated for opioid withdrawal

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.