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How To Say “No” To Drugs

It can be tough to say no to drugs sometimes, especially when it’s a friend you have to say no to. One helpful thing to remember is that even though it might feel like “everyone’s doing it,” everyone is not!

It’s really cool to be confident enough to know that you don’t want bad things in your body. It takes a lot of guts to stand up for yourself. It does take some practice though. Below are some helpful hints on what you can do if you find yourself in a situation where you need to say “no”.

Just say “NO”

“No”, “no thanks”, “that’s wrong”, “nope to dope”. They all work and are all great ways to say one main thing: “no to drugs!”


Walk away and go to a safe place (home, your classroom, a more crowded area of the playground, somewhere with an adult). Look proud about doing this; after all, you are the cool one!