D.A.R.E

Smart. Responsible. Healthy. Happy.

Peer Pressure

Have you ever been peer pressured? If you have you know it can be tough. Your mind can go crazy, you can lose your train of thought, and that can cause lack of knowledge. Peer pressure can be very difficult for some people to deal with. Many people feel peer pressure when they aren’t pleasing people. Others experience peer pressure when they are forced to do something they don’t want to do. In some cases, a person might try to persuade others to do something they aren’t comfortable with, and that can make them feel pressured. Placing yourself in bad surroundings can lead to peer pressure. Being peer pressured can lead to making bad decisions and bad decisions can change your life forever.

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Always Be Yourself

When you go throughout your day don’t forget to be yourself. When you wake up in the morning, stop everything you’re doing go look in the mirror, and be proud of who you are. Then, go choose an outfit that is unique and don’t worry about what other people might think about your outfit. After that, walk into school and say hello to everyone you meet, kids and adults. Don’t forget to include all people and sit by them at lunch, in class, and at home. I always be myself and I do most of those things. Do things you want to do not what other people want you to do.


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DON’T Do Drugs

In my life, I have goals. My goals are to get a job that satisfies me and earn money to support my future family. I want to be surrounded by family and friends, and be healthy and active. I especially want to own the trust of others. Those are my life goals.

When you do drugs, it is hard to hold a job. Drugs cost a lot of money and they can cause problems with your family and friends. People might not trust you because you are addicted to drugs. Drugs damage the way you look and feel.

If you don’t do drugs, it is easier to find a job and build a career.You can spend money on things that you need and want, and you can save money. You can build positive relationships with most people and you can be physically healthy and active. A drug-free life earns you respect, and you become a trusted member of your community. Take my advice and don’t do drugs. If you have a problem, get help and commit to stopping. Drugs can seriously damage your body, your image, and your life. DON’T do drugs!

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Glossary


  • Forced-obtained or imposed by coercion or physical power.: "the brutal regime of forced labor.

  • Knowledge-facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.: "a thirst for knowledge" "her considerable knowledge of antiques".

  • Include-make part of a whole or set.: "we have included some hints for beginners in this section".

  • Outfit-a set of clothes worn together, typically for a particular occasion or purpose.: "a riding outfit".

  • Trust-firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.: "relations have to be built on trust" "they have been able to win the trust of the others". confidence placed in a person by making that person the nominal owner of property to be held or used for the benefit of one or more others..

  • Addicted-physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects.: "she became addicted to alcohol and diet ”.

  • Mirror-a reflective surface, now typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, that reflects a clear image…

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It takes parents, schools, and police officers working together to stop the use of drugs.

Quiz

  1. How do you be yourself? (summarize)

  2. What are 3 of the things that can happen if you do drugs?

  3. Why do some people get peer pressured?

  4. What are 2 of the effects that can happen to you if you get peer pressured?

  5. What are 3 of the things that can happen to you if you don’t do drugs?