Alcohol Rehab Center in Florida | How to Say No to Social Drinking

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Whether you are just starting your journey to sobriety, or you are trying to maintain your sobriety, you will benefit from learning how to say no to drinking in social situations. You will thank yourself in the long run if you can learn how to resist social pressure. Here are some tips on how to reject the pressure of drinking socially. If you or your loved one needs help getting or staying sober, contact our alcohol rehab center in Florida.

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Avoid Pressure When Possible

Don’t be afraid to avoid situations where drinking is present. Your sobriety comes first, if that means you have to reject certain plans to avoid the temptation, then so be it. If you feel guilty about saying no to your friends and family, suggest other activates that don’t involve drinking.


Deal With Situations You Can’t Avoid

There are some situations that are unavoidable. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being offered alcohol, be prepared to stand your ground. Be clear and firm, and avoid lengthy explanations. A long explanation opens up a dialogue, and leaves more room for pressure to present itself.


Alcohol Rehab Center in Florida

Do you or your loved one suffer from alcohol addiction? Addiction no longer has to control you. With treatment and a solid relapse prevention plan, you can overcome any substance abuse pattern. Contact 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida today. We’ll help you maintain the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.