In monogamous relationships, 31% of husbands abstain completely .
Fasting for Jews means completely abstaining from food and drink, including water.
By contrast , about half of patients who are maintained on methadone can almost completely abstain from heroin.
Then you need to completely abstain from not only your drug of choice , but other drugs too.
In the baseball offseason between the 1992 and 1993 seasons, he completely abstained from the free agent market.
Portugal’s Prime Minister António Salazar allowed him to settle there on the condition that he completely abstain from politics.
This “Word of Wisdom” was later accepted as a commandment, and faithful Latter-day Saints abstain completely from tobacco.
Tobacco harm reduction describes actions taken to lower the health risks associated with using tobacco, especially combustible forms, without abstaining completely from tobacco and nicotine.
Silkworth believed that alcoholics were suffering from a mental obsession, combined with an allergy that made compulsive drinking inevitable, and to break the cycle one had to completely abstain from alcohol use.