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Lesson 28: Saying NO to Alcohol


In this lesson, students learn and practice refusal skills. They read an article that outlines techniques for resisting pressure and identify how these refusal skills were used in some example scenarios. Then they work in small groups to outline ways to say NO in specific pressure situations, including the words, tone and body language that could be used to resist the pressure, and create roleplays based on these scenarios. They demonstrate their roleplays for the class and receive feedback on their use of refusal skills.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication to avoid alcohol use.

SEL Connection

  • relationship skills

Time: 30 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.5.2: Demonstrate refusal skills that avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.5.3: Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks.
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