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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.
Hospitalized smokers six times more likely to quit with combination treatment, study finds

Hospitalized smokers six times more likely to quit with combination treatment, study finds

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents

AHA invests almost $17 million to speed up health impacts of e-cigarettes, nicotine on youth

AHA invests almost $17 million to speed up health impacts of e-cigarettes, nicotine on youth

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step programs help people with AUD achieve sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step programs help people with AUD achieve sobriety

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

Reitman Foundation funds pilot study to investigate outcomes of neonates treated for opioid withdrawal

Reitman Foundation funds pilot study to investigate outcomes of neonates treated for opioid withdrawal

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

HHS removed images of condoms from HIV/AIDS awareness fliers

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

Smoking cessation goody bag helps people quit smoking

Smoking cessation goody bag helps people quit smoking

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Lack of self-examination is the major obstacle to early skin cancer detection in rural Western U.S.

Lack of self-examination is the major obstacle to early skin cancer detection in rural Western U.S.

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Detection of mouth, throat cancer through saliva testing could become reality

Detection of mouth, throat cancer through saliva testing could become reality