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abstain

verb avoid, be loath, be neutral, by-pass, cease, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, dispense with, do without, eschew, forebear, forgo, hold back, keep away, keep off, let alone, not use, not vote, refrain voluntarily from, refuse, restrain oneself, shirk, shun, spare, stand aside, take no sides, turn aside from, waive, withhold
See also: abandon, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, eschew, forbear, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, rest, shirk, shun, withhold
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Membership of Abstainers is open to all people who are proud and committed to no drink or drugs in their lives.
lower problem-importance ratings, more critical of the scientific merit of the risk information, and skeptical of the empirical claims) than did abstainers.
When state fixed effects are excluded from the generalized ordered logit models, bans appear to reduce the odds of crossing the threshold between abstainer and moderate drinker.
Interestingly, they found that abstainers were also overusers of acute care but underusers of preventative services.
The abstainer tends to be more of a conformist, with worries and concerns about life in general and specifically about fitting in with others.
Abstainers (n = 200) were defined as students who reported no use of marijuana or alcohol through the 10th grade.
Table 3 Perpetration of Partner Violence Among Abstainers and Selected Drinkers by Gender and Ethnicity Ethnicity of Participating Couples Drinking Level of White Partner-Violence Perpetrator (n = 555) Male-to-Female Partner Violence (MFPV) (%) Male Quantity/Frequency Abstainer 6 Drinks five or more 19 drinks on occasion at least once per week Female-to-Male Partner Violence (FMPV) (%) Female Quantity/Frequency Abstainer 12 Drinks at least 19 once per week Drinking Level of Black Hispanic Partner-Violence Perpetrator (n = 358) (n = 527) Male Quantity/Frequency Abstainer 18 17 Drinks five or more 40 24 drinks on occasion at least once per week Female Quantity/Frequency Abstainer 25 17 Drinks at least 57 21 once per week
One commonly used scheme includes the categories of abstainer, light drinker, moderate drinker, and heavy or heavier drinker.
And the Punto is something of an abstainer when it comes to drinking.
The council also hopes to create a video addressing the negative effects of alcohol, but it wants it done by a producer who is a "total abstainer," said Nancy Zabel, of the Woman's Christian Tamporance Union.
He was an ardent Socialist, a life-long abstainer, a generous benefactor, an excellent orator, an outstanding sportsman and a tireless worker who did much for his fellow men and women during his lifetime.