Alcohol, Lesson 2, Benson (Benefits of living alcohol free (Maintain a…
Alcohol, Lesson 2, Benson
Why it is important to be alcohol free
dependence - A condition where a person thinks they need alcohol to function correctly
dependence - A condition in which a person has a chemical need for alcohol
Why be alcohol free?
Alcohol can have a big impact on the family
Young people who live in a house where a family member uses alcohol are at a high risk for:
Neglect, abuse, or social isolation
Personal use of alcohol themselves
Metal illnesses or physical problems
Alcohols affect on a family
Avoid situations where alcohol will be present
Work on refusal skills for when alcohol is present
Some examples of refusal sentences to say
"I don't like the taste"
"I can't, my parents will be angry"
"I don't want to risk getting kicked off the team"
How to say "no" to alcohol
Avoid alcohol when you can
Teens who drink at a young age are 4 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence
If you are caught with alcohol at school, you could be suspended from activities, graduation, or even expelled from school
Its not worth it to drink underage, you can be arrested and sent to a youth detention center which can mess up your entire future
Companies advertise alcoholic beverages in a way that makes people look like they are having fun and nothing bad will happen to them, in reality, they are still drinking alcohol
Fights are more likely to break out at parties where alcohol is used
Benefits of living alcohol free
Maintain a healthy body
Establish healthy relationships
Make healthy decisions
Avoid risky behaviors
Avoid illegal activities
Achieve your goals
10 Benefits of being alcohol free