Teens can use an excuse, such as:Teens can explain to their friends about the dangers of these substances:
5. That stuff is so bad for you.
6. Why would you use that junk?
7. Haven’t you heard about the kid in the news who died from doing that?
8. Go ahead if you want to kill yourself – I don’t want to.
9. You’re crazy!
Teens can also just be honest with their friends:
10. I’m not into that.12. I don’t have time for drugs.
13. I’d be suspended from the team.
14. Forget it. There’s no way I’m going to do drugs.
15. I’ve got more to do with my life.
Once your teen has given their answer, they should be ready to leave. It rarely does any good to argue with someone about alcohol or drugs, and it might make it difficult for your teen to stick with their answer if they stay.
Kids should be confident in their answers. So many teens that experiment with drugs and alcohol do so to feel more popular. By giving a firm “no”, your teen can actually influence their friends in a good way. Teens tend to follow a strong leader among them, and sometimes all it takes is a positive teen that says no to drugs to keep the whole group away from drugs.
Ways to say “no” to drugshttp://www.girlshealth.gov/substance/drugs/sayno.cfm
How to Say It: Drugs and Alcoholhttp://life.familyeducation.com/teen/drugs-and-alcohol/36544.html
Talking with Your Teen About Drugs and Alcoholhttp://life.familyeducation.com/teen/drugs-and-alcohol/29743.html
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