VIDEO FOR ABSTINENCE
What Does "Abstinence" Mean For You?
"Abstinence" is so very often about personal choices. That's why we should also try to abstain from judgment.
Origin of abstinence
OTHER WORDS FROM abstinenceab·sti·nent, adjectiveab·sti·nent·ly, adverbpro·ab·sti·nence, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abstinenceabstention, abstinence
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How to use abstinence in a sentence
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 Addiction|Maia Szalavitz|September 29, 2021|Time
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 Rights|Krystale E. Littlejohn|September 17, 2021|Time
In fact, the only scientifically proven method to avoid a hangover is moderate alcohol consumption or good old abstinence.
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 longer|Erin Blakemore|January 2, 2021|Washington 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 Fatigue|LGBTQ-Editor|October 24, 2020|No Straight News
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Worse, some schools preach abstinence only or offer little to no sexual education.
Dr. Melson says abstinence only training shows no delay in sexual activity.
Meanwhile, the majority of states require sex educators to stress abstinence.
Also known as The Abstinence-Violation Effect, some individuals can feel an overall loss of control after going off the deep-end.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days|DailyBurn|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Abstinence has its drawbacks,” he said, shivering in the bitter wind which whirled the stinging smoke about them.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
I—perhaps— His hand closed over her fingers with the nervous tension that these last days of abstinence had brought him.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Cooked in the ashes, it makes a palatable but tough cake, which we enjoyed after our long abstinence from bread.
It is abstinence from evil quite as much as eager realization of good.Strong Souls|Charles Beard
Convalescence from a severe sickness is a just cause for sexual abstinence.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague