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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.
'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

Study compares alcohol consumption during pregnancy across European countries

Study compares alcohol consumption during pregnancy across European countries

Regulations on electronic cigarettes may impact effectiveness as cessation tool, study reveals

Regulations on electronic cigarettes may impact effectiveness as cessation tool, study reveals

CBT program to promote alcohol abstinence among HIV-infected people could help save money

CBT program to promote alcohol abstinence among HIV-infected people could help save money

TSRI scientists discover potential way to stop meth relapse

TSRI scientists discover potential way to stop meth relapse

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Anxiety more strongly linked to alcohol-related problems than stress

Anxiety more strongly linked to alcohol-related problems than stress

Giving up cigarettes may be vital for smokers in recovery from illicit substance use disorders, study shows

Giving up cigarettes may be vital for smokers in recovery from illicit substance use disorders, study shows

Study links unemployment among young women to transactional sex and high HIV rates

Study links unemployment among young women to transactional sex and high HIV rates

Researchers explore changes in prevalence of depression among current, former and never smokers

Researchers explore changes in prevalence of depression among current, former and never smokers

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Nicotine creates cascade of effects in the brain that get worse over time

Nicotine creates cascade of effects in the brain that get worse over time

Deep brain stimulation can reduce heroin relapse in rat models of addiction, TSRI study shows

Deep brain stimulation can reduce heroin relapse in rat models of addiction, TSRI study shows

Educated African immigrant mothers rarely passed cultural views regarding sex to children, research finds

Educated African immigrant mothers rarely passed cultural views regarding sex to children, research finds

Study: Personalised risk information and taster sessions double chances of attending stop smoking course

Study: Personalised risk information and taster sessions double chances of attending stop smoking course

Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Over-the-counter antioxidant may promote reductions in alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens

Over-the-counter antioxidant may promote reductions in alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens

UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction

UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction