What are some ways you can resist the pressure to drink alcohol?

What are some ways you can resist the pressure to drink alcohol?

Keep track of every drink if you’re cutting back so you stay within your limits. Ask for support from others to cope with temptation. Plan an escape if the temptation gets too great. Ask others to refrain from pressuring you or drinking in your presence (this can be hard)

How can you stop drinking peer pressure?

How to Deal with Peer Pressure to Drink in Recovery & Stay Sober

  1. Peer pressure can come in many forms and occur at any age. Some people deal with peer pressure to settle down and have children.
  2. Be Mindful of the Situation.
  3. Walk Away.
  4. Find New Friends.
  5. Remind Yourself Why You Got Sober.
  6. Find a Non-Alcoholic Drink.
  7. Be Honest.

How can we prevent teenage drinking?

Work to change community attitudes about underage drinking. Focus as much community attention on underage drinking as on tobacco and drug use. Work with State, Tribal, and local groups to reduce underage drinking. Make it easier for young people who are involved with or at risk for underage drinking to get help.

How do you politely refuse a drink?


  1. “No, thank you!” (No explanation necessary; your response can be short, sweet and direct).
  2. “I’ve had enough.” (Again, short, to the point and completely acceptable).
  3. “Thanks, but I’ve got a ton of work to do later.”
  4. “I’d rather get a soda, thanks.”
  5. “I’m allergic to alcohol.”

How do you say no to drugs or alcohol?

Saying No to Alcohol and Drugs

  1. Look the person in the eye.
  2. In a firm voice, tell the person you don’t want to drink or use drugs.
  3. Give a reason why you don’t want to drink or use drugs.
  4. Ask the person not to ask you to drink or use drugs again.
  5. If you notice that someone does have drugs, leave the area.

What’s the best way to resist pressure to drink?

Take a moment to think about situations where you feel direct or indirect pressure to drink or to drink too much. You can use the form below to write them down. Then, for each situation, choose some resistance strategies from below,or come up with your own. When you’re done, you can print the form or email it to yourself.

What’s the best way to resist peer pressure?

4. Keep a bottled drink like a soda or iced tea with you to drink at parties. People will be less likely to pressure you to drink alcohol if you’re already drinking something. If they still offer you something, just say, “I’m covered.”

What to do when your friends pressure you to drink?

In most cases, people won’t bother offering you a beverage if they notice you’re already drinking something. If you’re still concerned about friends pressuring you to drink, bring a thermos or bottle of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage, and simply tell your friends you made your own drink.

What can I do to avoid peer pressure to drink?

Practicing your responses in advance allows you to critique your approach and change your phrasing. To avoid feeling pressured to drink, attend activities that don’t involve alcohol. These settings could include coffeehouses, movie theaters, malls, fitness centers or your home.