Peer Pressure: What happened when I quit drinking?

Getting ready for my online summer courses which requires a lot of new psychology videos.

Including video discussions on health, wellness, and personal empowerment.

Similar to in person college classes, the goal is to stimulate active discussions and open communication.

For example:

Discussion Topic

What happened when I quit drinking?

Watch this short video on my own experience with peer pressure, alcohol, and behaviour change and answer the questions below.

Reflection Questions

  1. How has peer pressure influenced your life decisions?
  2. Have you experienced unexpected push back from friends and relatives when you made a significant health change? If so, how did you handle it?
  3. In what ways have your peers and community sabotaged your health and wellness choices?
  4.  In what ways have your peers and community supported your health and wellness choices?
  5. What strategies help you stay committed to positive lifestyle decisions?

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Conversations ⇔ Change 

I also encourage use of this video and reflection questions as an opportunity to talk openly with friends and family about the powerful impact of social influence on substance use. Open conversations empower youth to think for themselves and in turn, reduces their susceptibility to coercion.

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14 thoughts on “Peer Pressure: What happened when I quit drinking?

    1. Wonderful example of staying true to yourself. The friends that respected your values stuck around. The ones that didn’t moved on.. … oh well… 😉

      Which is why following your heart versus following the crowd is so important. No cheering squad required. You finally feel all the good vibes on the inside. ☀️💞

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  2. I quit drinking at the time I decided to have babies too – 1982 (wow!). Know just what you mean about push back. I have also made choices concerning my diet that I still get push back about. You are right that it is about the other.

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