Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prespres
Drugs and Alcohol
My High School Survival Guide
My Strategies for Saying NO
At first, I thought that just saying no would be enough, no
questions asked. But there are so many different
situations that I could find myself in. A good friend told
me of the R.E.A.L acronym, which gives strategies on how
to say no in all situations.
R-refuse! Say no to get your point across, no undecisive
E-explain! Say "I am not that type of person"
A- Avoid! The best thing is to steer clear of alcohol parties
L- Leave! If I find myself in a situation, I will just leave to
avoid peer pressure or any temptations.
An education is powerful. If I know the consequences of
substance abuse, I am likely to avoid them. Some
teenagers do not get necessary knowledge about drugs
and alcohol, which can increase their chances of trying
them and becoming addicted.
If I am at a party, I know to never leave my drink
unattended. My cousin made this mistake, for he ended
up drinking his punch which was laced with LSD. It is way
too easy for someone to put alcohol or a drug in a drink. I
have learned from someone's mistakes, a valuable tool
when experiencing highschool.
Surround Myself with Like-Minded Friends
Really a no-brainer. Teenagers spend a lot of
time hanging out with their friends. My type of
friend is a level-headed, humourous person
who sets goals for themselves; A person who I
know will never lead me down the wrong