There are people who do drugs to "make themselves feel better" or to "get high." Teens all throughout America have that one friend or know someone who does drugs. Here are some tips to help you say "NO."
At school, in between classes, with friends, at lunch, or after a game, there are people who will want you to be "cool" in a bad way. Say you're at the mall with friends and another group of people come up to you and bombards you to come with them, DO NOT do it! Here's a short skit on how to say no.
Ben: "Hey Joey, your a baby cuz' you don't do what we do!"
Joey: "What do you do that I don't?"
Ben: "We do drugs! You should try it!"
Joey: "Nah, Ben, I don't wanna!"
Ben and friends chant: "Do it! Do it! Do it!
Joey: "I don't do that stuff; I'm good!"
Ben: "Oh c'mon guys, he's just not cool and never will be."
In that situation, Joey said no and left with no problem. Not every time something like happens will you walk away like Joey. If you DON'T do bad things you are very cool. If you do bad things you AREN'T cool at all. Sometimes teens or even adults will try to hurt and threaten you. If that happens, go to someone "in charge" like a teacher or parent; or "above you" like Jesus. He will give you the right words to say in that type of situation or any at all. Say a prayer. You don't have to say it out loud, just say it to yourself. Say something a little like: "Dear Jesus, help me! I don't know what to do!" and he will come to your rescue.
Not Doing = Cool :)
- Cool :(
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