In a firm voice, tell the
person you don't want to drink or use drugs. Say something like:
"No, I'm sorry, but I don't
"No, I'm really trying to stay clean."
I'm trying to cut back."
Give a reason why you don't want to drink or use
drugs. Say something like:
"It's bad for my health."
could lose my housing."
"I have trouble when I use...."
Ask the person not to ask you to drink or use
drugs again. Say something like:
"Hey, I said I'm trying to stay clean, so
don't ask me again."
"I told you I don't use anymore, so stop
"I'm trying really hard to stay clean, so please don't
ask me to use anymore."
If you notice that someone does have drugs, leave
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