According to the World Health Organization, there are about 3.3 million cases of alcohol-related death globally each year. In other words, 5.9% of death is related to alcohol. Excessive drinking is also the cause of more than two hundred diseases, such as fatty liver, cirrhosis, heart disease and stroke.

 

But how can we deny drinking properly?

Perhaps the below tips may help you.

#1: Ignore the request

Turn a blind eye / deaf ear to the invitation.

#2: Speak firmly and refuse directly

‘No, thanks.’

#3: Give a reason or excuse

‘I have something to do tomorrow. I’m not coming for the drink.’

‘My mom will be mad at me if I drink.’

#4: Find an ally to back you up

‘Yeah, we are the No-to-Alcohol Buddies!’

#5: Suggest something else which is safer and healthier

‘Drinking is expensive and unhealthy. Let’s go out for a movie instead.’

#6: Repeat your refusal

‘I said I don’t feel like drinking. I repeat: I-don’t-feel-like-drink-ing.’

#7: Walk away from the situation

Say: ‘sorry, some urgent business has flashed through my mind’ or ‘someone from my family has just called’ and walk away quickly.

 

Ref.: http://www.change4health.gov.hk/en/alcohol_aware/

 

Alcohol & Health - 7 Ways to Say ‘No’ to Excessive Drinking

According to the World Health Organization, there are about 3.3 million cases of alcohol-related death globally each year. In other words, 5.9% of death is related to alcohol. Excessive drinking is also the cause of more than two hundred diseases, such as fatty liver, cirrhosis, heart disease and stroke.

 

But how can we deny drinking properly?

Perhaps the below tips may help you.

#1: Ignore the request

Turn a blind eye / deaf ear to the invitation.

#2: Speak firmly and refuse directly

‘No, thanks.’

#3: Give a reason or excuse

‘I have something to do tomorrow. I’m not coming for the drink.’

‘My mom will be mad at me if I drink.’

#4: Find an ally to back you up

‘Yeah, we are the No-to-Alcohol Buddies!’

#5: Suggest something else which is safer and healthier

‘Drinking is expensive and unhealthy. Let’s go out for a movie instead.’

#6: Repeat your refusal

‘I said I don’t feel like drinking. I repeat: I-don’t-feel-like-drink-ing.’

#7: Walk away from the situation

Say: ‘sorry, some urgent business has flashed through my mind’ or ‘someone from my family has just called’ and walk away quickly.

 

Ref.: http://www.change4health.gov.hk/en/alcohol_aware/