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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.
Some addiction treatment centers turn big profits by scaling back care

Some addiction treatment centers turn big profits by scaling back care

Buprenorphine-involved overdose deaths did not increase after implementation of prescribing flexibilities

Buprenorphine-involved overdose deaths did not increase after implementation of prescribing flexibilities

Listening to icaros during ayahuasca ceremonies has a positive impact on men's addiction recovery

Listening to icaros during ayahuasca ceremonies has a positive impact on men's addiction recovery

NIH establishes research network to test harm reduction strategies in community settings

NIH establishes research network to test harm reduction strategies in community settings

Individuals with alcohol use disorder less likely to receive treatment for hepatitis C, study shows

Individuals with alcohol use disorder less likely to receive treatment for hepatitis C, study shows

Scientists provide evidence of the positive effects of alcohol abstinence in advanced liver cirrhosis

Scientists provide evidence of the positive effects of alcohol abstinence in advanced liver cirrhosis

How have smoking trends changed during the COVID-19 pandemic in England?

How have smoking trends changed during the COVID-19 pandemic in England?

Study implicates gut microbiome health in Parkinson's disease

Study implicates gut microbiome health in Parkinson's disease

Impact of COVID-19 on sperm quality

Impact of COVID-19 on sperm quality

Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Automated point-of-care approaches have great potential to reach Spanish-preferring smokers

Automated point-of-care approaches have great potential to reach Spanish-preferring smokers

New intervention helps patients with addiction to better manage their health

New intervention helps patients with addiction to better manage their health

IHV researchers receive $7.5 million to control cancer among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

IHV researchers receive $7.5 million to control cancer among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Dangers of recreational/medical cannabis use

Dangers of recreational/medical cannabis use

Researchers study the effects of alcohol intake and seek better treatment for alcoholic pancreatitis

Researchers study the effects of alcohol intake and seek better treatment for alcoholic pancreatitis

Shopping vouchers aid in cessation of smoking among pregnant women

Shopping vouchers aid in cessation of smoking among pregnant women

Specific brain circuit initially implicated in animals found to be impaired in people with cocaine or heroin addiction

Specific brain circuit initially implicated in animals found to be impaired in people with cocaine or heroin addiction

Researchers to study how pregnant women with depression respond to antidepressants

Researchers to study how pregnant women with depression respond to antidepressants

Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol

Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol

Coffee drinking linked with longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Coffee drinking linked with longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease