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1 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 1 of 14 Objectives Evaluate how refusal skills help you stick to your decision not to drink. Identify two benefits of avoiding situations where alcohol is present. Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink

2 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 2 of 14 Dear Advice Line, I was at a friend’s house and we were bored. My friend got some liquor and offered me a drink. I said I couldn’t because I had a game that night. The real reason is that I’ve decided not to drink at all. Was it wrong to give an excuse? What if she asks me again when I don’t have a game? Write a response to this teen. Offer advice on how to handle future situations.

3 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 3 of 14 The best decision you can make is to abstain from alcohol, meaning not to drink at all. Abstaining from Alcohol Sticking to your decision not to drink means being able to say no with confidence in situations where other people are drinking. The skills needed to say no are sometimes referred to as refusal skills.

4 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 4 of 14 Ask yourself the following questions: Prepare for Pressure What are my reasons for not drinking alcohol at this time in my life? How can I come across as confident in my decision? In what situations will I most likely encounter pressure to drink? Why are my friends pressuring me to drink? Are there other friends who can help me stick to my decision?

5 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 5 of 14 You may find that some people will not accept your decision not to drink. Stick to Your Decision Many people who drink want to see others around them drink so that they can feel accepted. Remember that you never need to apologize for not drinking.

6 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 6 of 14

7 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 7 of 14 Avoiding situations in which alcohol is present will help you stay alcohol free. Avoiding High-Pressure Situations It will also help you avoid related risks, like being injured by someone who has been drinking.It will also help you avoid related risks, like being injured by someone who has been drinking.

8 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 8 of 14 Teenagers who abstain from alcohol are likely to participate in healthy activities. Alternatives to Parties Try taking up a new activity or spending more time with a current activity as an alternative to parties.

9 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 9 of 14 Click above to go online. For: More on alcohol-free celebrations

10 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 10 of 14 Remember that intoxicated people must not be allowed to drive. Refusing Rides From Drinkers You should never get into a car with anyone who has been drinking. Don’t worry about being rude—your life is more important than the driver’s feelings.Don’t worry about being rude—your life is more important than the driver’s feelings.

11 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 11 of 14

12 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 12 of 14 Vocabulary refusal skillsThe skills needed to say no when under pressure.

13 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 13 of 14 QuickTake Quiz Click to start quiz.

14 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 14 of 14 Click above to go online. For: Chapter 15 self test

15 Section 15.4 Choosing Not to Drink Slide 15 of 14 End of Section 15.4 Click on this slide to end this presentation.


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