What can I do if I feel under pressure to do drugs?
You’re not alone! It’s easy to think you’re the only one who has not experimented with drugs. The reality is that most people your age don’t take drugs and you’re in the majority.
Talk to someone: FRANK, a parent or sibling, or a close friend who isn’t offering you drugs. If someone is offering you drugs, try to understand their reasons for doing so. That should help you find the right way to tell them you don’t want to do drugs.
Drugs can have a bad effect on your mental and physical health and your education. Think carefully about your own reasons for not wanting to do them. Find an explanation that you’re comfortable with and are happy to share with others. Stick to your guns. If you keep saying ’No’ – people will stop asking. Try to avoid people and places where you are likely to be offered drugs.
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