Resisting peer pressure
Peer pressure (and wider drinking culture) can be a significant factor in encouraging some of us to drink more often than we might otherwise. Young people can face significant pressure to drink alcohol, particularly on nights out, or on birthdays and celebrations. This kind of pressure can be experienced by all age groups – whether it’s being ‘expected’ to buy the next round of drinks or feeling that you need to ‘explain’ why you might not be drinking.
Remember – drinking alcohol (or choosing not to drink) is a personal choice, and you are free to make the decision that works best for you. If you’re heading on a night out, don’t be afraid to order soft drinks or alternate alcohol with water. You’ll save money, feel better in the morning and protect your long-term health.