Many people who go on methadone programmes, the softer alternative to abstinence , remain on them for years.
If alcohol is the cause of the heart failure then abstinence is essential.
The authorities there even advocated sexual abstinence , rather than condom use, as a national health strategy.
For the Hindus the fasting is abstinence from meat during their holy time.
It is also important to note that most patients reported reduced use rather than abstinence .
This is presented to those who commit themselves to abstinence for life.
The British anti-drink-driving campaigns try to scare you into complete abstinence .
A growing lobby, here and in America, preaches abstinence , not education.
The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to practise abstinence or moderation.
These effects disappeared after a period of abstinence from alcohol consumption.