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The Right to Resist: Resisting Spoken Pressure
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Spoken pressure—when someone pressures you with words—can be difficult to resist. Most people don’t want to risk making others feel bad, but it’s important to stand up for yourself. Check out these strategies for dealing with spoken pressure.


  • Say no assertively
  • Stay alcohol free
  • Suggest something else to do
  • Stand up for others
  • Walk away from the situation
  • Find something else to do with other friends


  • Attend a party unprepared to resist alcohol
  • Be afraid to say no
  • Mumble
  • Say no too aggressively
  • Act like a know-it-all when saying no
Resisting Spoken Pressure
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