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Refusal skills: Is it complicated to follow?

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Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction. Why getting addicted?

Influence – from media, society, friends, organizations.

So then, How to say NO and mean it?

It’s easy to “Just sneak out for a night to have some shots and have fun!”

“Just once” – a common excuse. This can never be encouraged. Be Firm!

Refusal skills have to be developed within selves to walk away from any drug addiction, consuming alcohol and cannabis. No one out in this world is getting addicted without knowing the consequences. Everyone still continuing, because they couldn’t find a way out.

Alcohol Refusal Skills: How it can help?

Refusal skills training help you to say no, which means NO. Researches on the past few decades imply that Refusal skills training can reduce the susceptibility to peer pressure (influence from any formal or any friendly peer group). Always one ’s self-esteem, personal efficacy is increased, they can be strong and determined and retain themselves from high- risk behaviours.

But it doesn’t stop with a NO, Efforts beyond NO is much required. which will be

  • Making a positive move and finding the individuality within
  • Adopting an assertive posture and tone for a determined refusal to direct yourself, this should not be given up even if someone insists you to.
  • Asking for help is a good sign
  • Asking questions to relieve yourself from pressure.
  • Following some strategies by being sarcastic and making humour out of it can help.
  • Finding out the harmful consequences to convince yourself, that It’s not what you want to be.
  • Setting your own goals, timelines and indulging yourself in a positive lifestyle.
  • Making a friendly circle where you will not be forced to get into addiction again.

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Whenever a decision is been made, there is always an inner voice of yourself which analyses the positive and negative commencements and directs you. Think of yourself as a younger person who listens to you. Encourage your younger person and appreciate every positive step ahead. This supports you and you will sound like you’re pretty determined about your every move.

How to develop Refusal Skills for alcohol?

Refusal skills can be briefly put up as a set of skills constructed to help adolescents and children to avoid participating in risky behaviours such as drugs, sexual abuses, violence, and discouraging the criminal activities associated.

Such skills are slowly implemented for a complete withdrawal from drug or cannabis addiction. Every single phase of these refusal skills training will be having a significant impact on the individual.

A simple way to understand the concept has been put forth:

  • Saying a direct NO: To make a start.
  • Repeating the phrase over and over again: To be determined and knowing the difference between right and wrong.
  • Suggesting another activity: To recognize the positivity within.
  • Giving reasons for refusal: To stand against the peer pressure and finally Stepping out.

Be prepared to start answering the questions which come towards you.

  • No, it’s stealing
  • It’s Illegal to do
  • That makes me feel uncomfortable
  • I hate the taste and smell of that
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Such strong and stable answers lead you to the way out and also gives you a conclusion that there is no significant loss in walking away and it will never be a tough task ever.

“ There are times walking away is not only the wisest thing to do, but also the kindest thing you do to yourself”

Learn more about refusal skills for alcohol, talk to us today. Contact Cadabam’s or call us at +91 9611194949. Also, you can feel free to mail your query, if you have any to

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