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Ways to say "no" to drugs

Check out these possible replies to offers of drugs.

Everybody’s doing drugs.
[Reply:] I think plenty of people aren’t doing drugs. Anyway, it’s not right for me.

Pot will make you feel good.
[Reply:] I already feel pretty good. And I don’t want to mess that up.

If you’re my friend, you’ll get high with me.
[Reply:] I really like you. I just don’t like drugs.

Nobody will know.
[Reply:] I’m not taking any chances. I’d be grounded for life if I got caught.

This is really cool stuff.
[Reply:] I know someone who got really sick from that. That’s not cool at all.

 

Content last reviewed May 18, 2010
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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