No, it is not the hot-flash-inducing disorder it sounds like, but rather an abstinence from drinking for the month of January.
Furthermore, for those thinking about marriage, or even about improving a cohabiting relationship, abstinence is irrelevant.
Instead I felt envious of this earlier version of myself, unencumbered by the burden of abstinence.
She makes Victoria Beckham look like she took a vow of poverty and abstinence.
Mike Rhodes reports on her abstinence and pro-life message at her first California event.
This abstinence, joined with fatigue, has a visible effect on our health.
Now that we have dined well, I would like to say aword on abstinence.
Good meanes to fet out the euelle stuffe of the body be two, abstinence, & auoydance.
When abstinence is the only choice, an ascetic frame of mind comes easy.
One day's abstinence could do no good on any scheme: and no man was likely to offer himself for a second.
mid-14c., "forbearance in indulgence of the appetites," from Old French abstinence (earlier astenance), from Latin abstinentia, noun of quality from abstinentem (nominative abstinens), present participle of abstinere (see abstain). Specifically of sexual appetites from mid-14c., but also in Middle English of food, fighting, luxury.
abstinence ab·sti·nence (āb'stə-nəns)
The act or practice of refraining from indulgence in an appetite, as for certain foods, drink, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or sex.