Derek has to practice self restraint when attending social gatherings where alcohol is being served because he is a recovering alcoholic.
An example of self restraint is an alcoholic who prevents himself from giving into the temptation to drink.
- Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions.
- His lack of self-restraint led to several ugly scenes of debauchery and violent outburst.
self- +"Ž restraint