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Lesson 16: Roleplay Practice: Resisting Drug Pressure


In this skills-based lesson, students practice refusal skills using roleplays. After watching a demonstration roleplay that uses effective refusal skills, students complete a half-scripted or original roleplay by writing responses to pressure lines. They practice their roleplays in pairs and receive feedback on their skills.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective refusal skills to say NO to pressure to use drugs.

SEL Connection

  • relationship skills

Time: 45 - 60 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.
  • AOD-4: Avoid the use of illegal drugs.
  • T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.8.2: Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills that avoid or reduce health risks.
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