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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.
Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

KU researchers investigate how parental substance use is associated with child neglect

KU researchers investigate how parental substance use is associated with child neglect

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

Marshall University researcher awarded $399,600 NIH grant to study sex differences in brain development

Marshall University researcher awarded $399,600 NIH grant to study sex differences in brain development

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

High-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia quit smoking

High-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia quit smoking

Study highlights the 'clear benefit' of using e-cigarettes daily to quit smoking

Study highlights the 'clear benefit' of using e-cigarettes daily to quit smoking

New book focuses on relationship skills for people in addiction recovery

New book focuses on relationship skills for people in addiction recovery

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

Daily caffeine consumption can change the gray matter of the brain

Daily caffeine consumption can change the gray matter of the brain

New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticity

New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticity

Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

New prediction model may make it easier to find which infants will develop NAS

New prediction model may make it easier to find which infants will develop NAS

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Study may help develop recovery and prevention paths for gambling addiction

Study may help develop recovery and prevention paths for gambling addiction

Cabotegravir highly effective in preventing HIV among women

Cabotegravir highly effective in preventing HIV among women