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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.
Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Study describes epigenetic loss that changes how cells obtain energy from cancer

Study describes epigenetic loss that changes how cells obtain energy from cancer

Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, suggests study

Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, suggests study

Base Pair Biotechnologies to develop point-of-care tests for opioids in newborns

Base Pair Biotechnologies to develop point-of-care tests for opioids in newborns

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

The Truth About E-cigarettes: Quit Smoking this World Cancer Day

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, shows new study

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, shows new study

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Social media is more detrimental to girls’ mental health than for boys’

Social media is more detrimental to girls’ mental health than for boys’

Higher levels of nicotine may help quit smoking, research suggests

Higher levels of nicotine may help quit smoking, research suggests

Dry January brings physical, psychological and emotional benefits

Dry January brings physical, psychological and emotional benefits

Limited alcohol consumption is associated with additional average survival than abstinence

Limited alcohol consumption is associated with additional average survival than abstinence

Using mobile phone-based intervention to encourage Chinese smokers to quit the habit

Using mobile phone-based intervention to encourage Chinese smokers to quit the habit

FDA clears mobile medical app to help increase retention in recovery program for opioid use disorder

FDA clears mobile medical app to help increase retention in recovery program for opioid use disorder

Increasing mental health problems related to drug use in over 55's

Increasing mental health problems related to drug use in over 55's

Marijuana prevention programs should focus on promoting mental wellbeing of youth

Marijuana prevention programs should focus on promoting mental wellbeing of youth

Sexuality education before age 18 may reduce risk of sexual assault in college

Sexuality education before age 18 may reduce risk of sexual assault in college

Research shows how to achieve improved smoking cessation outcomes within California's Medicaid population

Research shows how to achieve improved smoking cessation outcomes within California's Medicaid population

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome