How can you prepare to resist being pressured to drink?
Try other strategies
- Have non-alcoholic drinks always in hand if you’re quitting.
- Keep track of every drink if you’re cutting back so you stay within your limits.
- Ask for support from others to cope with temptation.
- Plan an escape if the temptation gets too great.
What are 5 excuses you can make to avoid drinking?
Try the following replies:
- I’m the designated driver.
- I’ve got an early start in the morning.
- I’m taking the night off – giving the liver a break!
- I just want to see what it’s like to go with out a drink.
- I’m doing it for charity. Do you want to sponsor me? (Say this if you really want them to get out of your face).
What can you say or do if someone is trying to encourage you to drink alcohol?
How to talk to someone about their drinking
- Pick the moment for a conversation. It’s important to pick the right time and right place to talk to someone about their drinking. …
- Conversation starters. …
- Blame and accusations don’t help. …
- Don’t give mixed messages. …
- Be prepared for push back. …
- Don’t push the issue. …
- Bring it up again.
What is a good excuse to not drink alcohol?
“I’m allergic.” (This is a good one if you’ve never met these people before and will never see them again.) “I’m giving up drinking for lent/it’s against my religion.” (Again, another good one for strangers.) “I’m trying to lose weight.” “I’m training for an athletic competition.”
What do you say when someone asks why you aren’t drinking?
Here’s what to say when someone asks “Why aren’t you drinking?”
- “I’m driving or I’m the designated driver” …
- “I am allergic to alcohol” …
- “I just don’t drink” …
- “I’m not in the mood” …
- “I don’t like who I become when I drink”
How do you say no to peer pressure?
10 Ways to Beat Peer Pressure and to Say No
- Just say no. …
- Give a reason why it’s a bad idea. …
- Make a joke. …
- Make an excuse why you can’t. …
- Suggest a different activity. …
- Ignore the suggestion. …
- Repeat yourself if necessary. …
- Leave the situation.
What do you say to a drunk customer?
Managing an intoxicated person
- use the person’s name (if known)
- speak clearly and ask simple questions.
- be firm but non-threatening.
- talk slowly and gently.
- adjust your pace to theirs.
- keep eye contact (where culturally appropriate)
- keep instructions brief and clear.
- avoid information overload but repeat when necessary.
How do I tell someone I no longer drink?
With others, it’s fine to keep it simple: “I’ve decided to cut back on alcohol,” or, “I’m not going to drink anymore.”
You can say:
- It’s just something I’ve decided to do.
- It’s just a personal choice I’ve made.
- I feel better without alcohol.
- Drinking just doesn’t work for me.
- Drinking is a slippery slope for me.