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Synonyms for abstinence

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Synonyms for abstinence

the practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors

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Synonyms for abstinence

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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Patients assigned to abstinence were counseled to abstain completely, got written and verbal advice to help with compliance, and had contact with the investigators on a monthly basis.
Interventions can range from those that promote abstaining from the activity in the first place, returning to abstinence (cessation) or reducing individual risks if and when engaging in the activity.
Abstinence, said NVAP president Emer Rojas, was not only about not eating meat or fasting.
Cardinal Tagle granted the dispensation (exemption) from the obligation of abstinence to them in view of the celebration of the Chinese New Year on the said day.
Huber served as the president of Ascend since 2007, earlier known as the National Abstinence Education Association.
For people seeking help, total abstinence is an ideal, long-term goal, but given their circumstances and motivation for change, that goal may be unreachable when they first seek help.
"If we gave you a billion dollars for abstinence, would that be enough?" Turner asked.
The primary outcome was smoking abstinence rates at week 12, defined as prolonged abstinence (no smoking from two weeks after the target quit date) and seven-day point-prevalence abstinence (no smoking past seven days).
The program is designed to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and STDs, including HIV/AIDS, as well as at least three of the following adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, educational and career success, and healthy life skills.
Unite/CPHVA lead professional officer Obi Amadi was speaking after a private member's Bill passed its first reading in Parliament, which would require schools to give 13- to 16-year old girls 10minute extra sex education on the benefits of sexual abstinence.
The eight-hour abstinence-only intervention focused on increasing knowledge of HIV and other STDs, promoting abstinence as a way to prevent pregnancy and STDs and foster the attainment of future goals, and increasing skills related to abstaining from sex.
Predictors of Smoking Abstinence Following a Single-Session Restructuring Intervention with Self-Hypnosis.
A January 26 report by the Guttmacher Institute, which produces sexual and reproductive health resources, found that the national rate of teen pregnancy is on the rise, with some experts claiming that the Bush-era emphasis on abstinence education is to blame.
26 proposes exactly what candidate Barack Obama promised when it comes to abstinence education.
It shows that most abstinence programmes did not delay initiation of sex, and only three of nine had any significant positive effects on sexual behaviour, compared with two-thirds of comprehensive programmes which include condom and contraceptive information.