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abstinence:

see fastingfasting,
partial or temporary abstinence from food, a widely used form of asceticism. Among the stricter Jews the principal fast is the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur; in Islam the faithful fast all the daytime hours of the month of Ramadan. Fasting is general in Christianity.
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; temperance movementstemperance movements,
organized efforts to induce people to abstain—partially or completely—from alcoholic beverages. Such movements occurred in ancient times, but ceased until the wide use of distilled liquors in the modern period resulted in increasing drunkenness.
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abstinence

Chiefly RC Church the practice of refraining from specific kinds of food or drink, esp from meat, as an act of penance
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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], November 10 ( ANI ): The Savitribai Phule Pune University, in its new set of rules, announced that those students, who are vegetarians and abstinent from alcohol, will be considered eligible for Maharishi Keertankar Shelar Mama Gold Medal.
Success during aftercare was defined as percentage of days abstinent and attendance at the MHO.
The present study aimed to examine the oxidative stress parameters in otherwise healthy alcohol dependent individuals before and after a period of abstinence (Named as current/active alcoholics and abstinent alcoholics) and compare those with normal healthy age matched controls after eliminating the confounding effect of smoking.
The objective was to assess the outcomes of heroin-dependent patients 4 years after detoxification at the Opioid Detoxification Unit, by comparing the demographic, forensic, clinical and treatment data between patients with heroin use disorders who were actively using at the time of investigation and those who had been abstinent for at least the previous 4 weeks at the time of investigation.
Station Court will serve the local community and wider public community groups as well as abstinent clients of CAIS, living in Conwy and Denbighshire.
The product is to be used for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence that are abstinent at treatment initiation.
Research has shown that one-on-one counselling can help smokers break the habit and remain abstinent.
Out of the 53 members of the Parliaments (MP), 32 approved to postpone, 19 refused and two MPs were abstinent.
You're better off making a resolution to take a few days off alcohol a week throughout the year than remaining abstinent for January only.
The study found that those on varenicline had twice the chance of staying abstinent from smoking for as long as 12 months, compared to those on placebo.
The Results: The number of young women reporting as being abstinent was low--3% to 5%.
At each time point, women were classified as abstinent if they reported not having had vaginal sex in the past 6 months, and, among those reporting sex, as consistent condom users if they reported that they had used a condom every time they had sex.