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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.
Clinical trial demonstrates efficacy of two-drug therapy for methamphetamine addiction

Clinical trial demonstrates efficacy of two-drug therapy for methamphetamine addiction

FDA urged to relax decades-old tissue donation restrictions for gay and bisexual men

FDA urged to relax decades-old tissue donation restrictions for gay and bisexual men

California pays meth users to get sober

California pays meth users to get sober

Uncovering the psychological toll of entrenched school practices on children

Uncovering the psychological toll of entrenched school practices on children

Heightened risk of adverse neonatal outcomes from prenatal exposure to both cannabis and nicotine

Heightened risk of adverse neonatal outcomes from prenatal exposure to both cannabis and nicotine

Varenicline dosage increase helps persistent smokers quit

Varenicline dosage increase helps persistent smokers quit

ChatGPT could be an effective tool to help reduce vaccine hesitancy

ChatGPT could be an effective tool to help reduce vaccine hesitancy

Even moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may affect babies' prenatal development

Even moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may affect babies' prenatal development

New study to test novel psychedelic compound as potential treatment for alcohol use disorder

New study to test novel psychedelic compound as potential treatment for alcohol use disorder

Promising new compound reduces alcohol dependence in animal studies

Promising new compound reduces alcohol dependence in animal studies

Emergency departments prove fertile ground for smoking cessation success

Emergency departments prove fertile ground for smoking cessation success

Emergency department intervention aids in long-term smoking cessation

Emergency department intervention aids in long-term smoking cessation

Rare condition post-orgasmic illness syndrome explored in depth

Rare condition post-orgasmic illness syndrome explored in depth

Study demonstrates the deleterious effects of chronic cocaine use on functional brain networks

Study demonstrates the deleterious effects of chronic cocaine use on functional brain networks

Expert calls for harm reduction to address drug overdose crisis

Expert calls for harm reduction to address drug overdose crisis

Bladder and gut fermentation syndromes: Uncommon disorders with significant implications

Bladder and gut fermentation syndromes: Uncommon disorders with significant implications

Older drivers show evidence of impaired driving performance after smoking cannabis, even if they regularly use cannabis

Older drivers show evidence of impaired driving performance after smoking cannabis, even if they regularly use cannabis

What is the association between prenatal opioid exposure and risk of immune-related conditions?

What is the association between prenatal opioid exposure and risk of immune-related conditions?

CGRP antagonists and dietary changes show promise for migraine treatment

CGRP antagonists and dietary changes show promise for migraine treatment

New research finds semen microbiome's impact on male fertility

New research finds semen microbiome's impact on male fertility

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