Q: My friends are starting to smoke weed and they are pressuring me to join in. I want to say no, but I still want them to be my friends. I don’t know what to do. 

Nate, 8th grade

Aurora, Colorado

A: A great response would be…

“I can’t because my family drug tests.”

This deflects it to what your parents are doing,
NOT what you are doing.


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