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abstinence

 [ab´stĭ-nens]
a refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants, or coitus.
periodic abstinence natural family planning; see contraception.
abstinence syndrome withdrawal (def. 2).

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nents),
Refraining from the use of certain foods, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, or from sexual activity or other behaviors.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]

abstinence

Psychology
Self-denial; voluntarily refraining from indulgences (e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity); doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.

Sexology
To refrain from sexual activity, usually understood to be by choice.

Abstinence

Self-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences—e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity; doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.

abstinence

Psychology Self-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences–eg, eating, drinking inebrients, sexual activity. See Continence, Fast.

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nĕns)
Refraining from the use of certain articles of diet, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or from sexual intercourse.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]

Abstinence

Refraining from the use of alcoholic beverages.

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nĕns)
Refraining from the use of certain foods, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, or from sexual or other activity.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]

Patient discussion about abstinence

Q. I have friend that drinks a lot of alcohol and not only in the parties I worry for her and I do not want that she will be alcoholic, how can i help her?

A. Thanks to all for the excellent tips..

Q. What is the reason one can't drink alcohol during pregnancy? not even a drop? what about be around people who smoke ? how do i know what are the healthy steps and resolutions i need to take in order to improve and verify my baby's health in any aspect ?

A. alcohol is known for it's ability to cause fetal deformations. if you drink a glass of wine a week it shouldn't matter (according to the teratology center) but more then that can cause serious damage. smoking is the same. as you may very well know - cigarettes has about 300 materials known to be cancerous. and it also cause the blood to be less oxygenated which will be even worse to the fetus.

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At the 6-month mark, patients in the abstinence arm averaged two drinks per week, for an 88% reduction from baseline, and 43 of the 70, or 61%, had remained completely abstinent.
is a message to youth that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding nonmarital sexual activity." (3) In 2012, the primary advocacy organization for abstinence-only programs, the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), dropped "abstinence" from its name altogether and rebranded itself as "Ascend." Nevertheless, most of the "sexual risk avoidance" curricula endorsed by Ascend are the same as the "abstinence education" curricula promoted by NAEA prior to 2012 and have the same goals.
'Denying ourselves the cigarette sticks we usually cannot live without is one good way to practice abstinence, which does not refer only to consumption of meat products,' Rojas said.
"In view of the celebration of the Chinese New Year, its cultural and spiritual importance and the traditional practices associated with it, we therefore grant dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence to our Chinese-Filipino and Chinese Catholics in the Archdiocese of Manila and their guests on February 16, 2018," he said in a circular addressed to all Filipino Chinese and Chinese Catholics in the Archdiocese of Manila dated January 19, 2018.
(http://www.focusonthefamily.com/socialissues/citizen-magazine/changing-the-conversation) In an article published in Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine , Huber said she prefers the term "sexual risk avoidance" to abstinence education.
These are just a few of the practical and serious considerations facing drug sessions everywhere, vis-a-vis abstinence versus harm-reduction philosophies.
Scott Turner, R-Frisco, took to the podium and came to Spitzer's defense, saying, "I don't think we can have enough money for abstinence training."
Combination therapy was associated with significantly higher prolonged smoking abstinence rates at 12 (53 percent vs.
Only $20 million was allocated for the original Community-Based Abstinence Education program (CBAE) when it was instituted in FY 2001, but its funding surpassed $100 million only four years later.
Obi stressed: 'An abstinence-only approach will not be effective--teaching abstinence must be built into a wider SRE programme.
Yet, they posit that an effective, theory-based, appropriately targeted abstinence-only intervention is valuable, because "abstinence is the only approach that is acceptable in some communities and settings." The researchers add that nonetheless, "tackling the problem of [STDs] among young people requires an array of approaches."
RESULTS: Fifty-two percent of the study group achieved complete smoking abstinence 1 week after the intervention; 23% maintained their abstinence for 2 years.