Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology

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Abstinence

  • Christine A. FrancoAffiliated withSection Behavioural Pharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College LondonYale University School of Medicine
  • , Marc N. PotenzaAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Definition

The act or practice of refraining from indulging in appetitive behaviors, typically relating to substance use.

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