Excuses To Not Drink

More Than "Just Say No"

With Spring Break coming up, the likelihood that underage individuals will be exposed to drinking increases. While young adults probably know about the dangers of drinking, standing up to peer pressure is hard. They want to fit in. They don't want to be the only person not drinking. Having an answer other than just "no" can be helpful in these situations.

When the pressure is on, here a few things to say that are more than just "no:"

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Many states have legalized marijuana, and others are making moves toward marijuana legalization. With legalization increasing, the perception of risk associated with marijuana use is decreasing. Increasingly, young people do not view marijuana use as risky behavior. Often, marijuana advocates downplay marijuana's negative effects on public health and safety.

January 18, 2021