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teetotalism (noun) avoiding alcoholic drinks.
Teetotalism is the practice of not taking any alcoholic drinks. Abstention from alcoholic drinks of any kind is teetotalism. One who does not take liquor practices teetotalism, and is called teetotaler.
- Teetotalism is sure to reduce most of our troubles. Avoiding alcoholic drinks totally keeps a person healthy, and free from most diseases.
- After recovering from severe liver diseases, he vowed to practice teetotalism. This resolution of his to avoid alcoholic drinks was due to the fact that alcoholic drinks caused the diseases.