Curbing the menace of drug abuse amongst Young adults and students…..
We’ve already told you a few good ways to say no to drugs at parties or social occasions. But how can you get away from constant, everyday pressure from your friends or schoolmates? Here are a few ideas:
♟️Stick With Your Bestie – When it comes to living a drug-free lifestyle, are you and your BFF on the same page? If so, make sure he or she is always by your side for backup.
♟️Avoid, Avoid, Avoid – Whether at a party, the back of the school bus, or school parking lot – if it is a place where you think someone is going to pressure you to do drugs, just stay away from there altogether.
♟️Be the Sober One – What if you find yourself at a place where most people are using drugs? Offer to be a designated driver or the “sober one” to make sure everyone gets home safely.
♟️Ask a Million Questions –If someone constantly asks you to use drugs, ask them a lot of questions (How much did you pay for that? Wow that’s a lot! OR Are you sure they don’t drug test at your job? OR You’re not afraid of getting caught with that?) The truth is that there really aren’t a lot of good reasons for using drugs, especially as a teen. Asking questions – and hearing their wacky answers – can reaffirm your choice to be drug-free.
♟️Stick to Your Script – It’s also a great idea to have a few lines memorized. These could include: No, I can’t. My parents would kill me. OR No, I can’t. I’m watching my health. OR simply, No, I’m not really into that.
♟️Facing constant peer pressure can hard. The tips we mentioned help, but it’s also important that you are confident in your decision to be drug-free in the first place. Learning the facts and dangers associated with drug use is a good place to start.