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In the 12-step world, members who have maintained continuous abstinence for many years are revered—the longer their time away from alcohol and other drugs, the higher their status tends to be.
RETHINKING WHAT IT MEANS TO RECOVER FROM ADDICTIONMAIA SZALAVITZSEPTEMBER 29, 2021TIME
Promoting abstinence won’t work because many young people who plan to abstain don’t actually do so.
WHY ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ABORTION RIGHTSKRYSTALE E. LITTLEJOHNSEPTEMBER 17, 2021TIME
In fact, the only scientifically proven method to avoid a hangover is moderate alcohol consumption or good old abstinence.
WHAT IS A HANGOVER? AND CAN YOU CURE IT?SANDRA GUTIERREZ G.SEPTEMBER 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Although the book contains some decidedly pre-coronavirus guidance — think advice on parties and bars — it’s at its strongest when talking about the inside game of abstinence.
FOR THE NEW YEAR, AN EASY-TO-SIP GUIDE THAT HELPS YOU ABSTAIN FROM ALCOHOL FOR A MONTH — OR LONGERERIN BLAKEMOREJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Public health experts often advocate a harm reduction approach for behaviors where abstinence is not feasible – it’s a way to minimize but not eliminate risk.
SICK OF COVID-19? HERE’S WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE PANDEMIC FATIGUELGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 24, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Abstinence has its drawbacks,” he said, shivering in the bitter wind which whirled the stinging smoke about them.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
I—perhaps— His hand closed over her fingers with the nervous tension that these last days of abstinence had brought him.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Cooked in the ashes, it makes a palatable but tough cake, which we enjoyed after our long abstinence from bread.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
It is abstinence from evil quite as much as eager realization of good.
STRONG SOULSCHARLES BEARD
Convalescence from a severe sickness is a just cause for sexual abstinence.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSTINENCE

  • abstemiousness
  • abstinence
  • asceticism
  • celibacy
  • chastity
  • forbearance
  • moderation
  • refraining
  • self-control
  • sobriety
  • temperance
  • virtue
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