Definition Of abstinence


the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol.

I started drinking again after six years of abstinence

Example Of abstinence

  • abstinence from premarital intercourse

  • A growing lobby, here and in America, preaches abstinence , not education.

  • After 12 months, the researchers intend to shift the addicts to methadone or abstinence .

  • Among those who live abstinently in this regard, however, there are, in my opinion, three different groups.

  • Approximately 63% of opiate and stimulant users receiving intensive inpatient treatment on psychiatric wards were abstinent at discharge compared with 38% of controls.

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