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
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
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.