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Alcohol abstinence is the act of refraining from drinking alcohol. The duration of alcohol abstinence can vary depending on the individual’s personal choice or medical advice. Some people may choose to abstain from alcohol for a short period, such as a few days or weeks, while others may choose to abstain for a longer period, such as several months or even years. For individuals with alcohol use disorder, a period of abstinence is often recommended as part of the recovery process. The length of time required for alcohol abstinence can vary depending on the severity of the addiction and the individual’s response to treatment. Some people may require ongoing abstinence as part of their recovery plan.