The Right to Resist Peer Pressure

If someone is pressuring you to do anything that’s not right or good for you, you have the right to resist. You have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why and the right to just walk away from a situation. Resisting peer pressure can be difficult. With a little practice, resisting peer pressure gets easier.

Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure:

  • Say “no” and let them know you mean it
  • Stand up straight
  • Make eye contact
  • Say how you feel
  • Don’t make excuses
  • Stick up for yourself
When practiced consistently, these tips can help in resisting drugs and alcohol, sex and other behaviors that go against the goals you have created for yourself.