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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.
Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices

Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices

Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder

Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

E-cigarettes much more effective for traditional cigarettes finds study

E-cigarettes much more effective for traditional cigarettes finds study

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol use in people with HIV

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol use in people with HIV

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Study may help identify patients at relapse risk after treatment for cocaine use disorder

Study may help identify patients at relapse risk after treatment for cocaine use disorder

Babies exposed to opioids prenatally react more strongly to pain

Babies exposed to opioids prenatally react more strongly to pain

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Diabetes drug could help with smoking cessation

Diabetes drug could help with smoking cessation

New quality improvement tool shows signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns

New quality improvement tool shows signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective in treating veterans with PTSD, alcohol use disorder

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective in treating veterans with PTSD, alcohol use disorder

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