Be prepared to deal with the pressures
Not everyone will be as smart as you. There will be some who will decide to drink or use drugs and try to encourage you to do the same. Don’t be caught off guard and say “yes” to something you’ll regret. Be ready to say “No” or walk away. Humor often works in these situations and once they realize you’re not going to join them, they’ll leave you alone.
Plan something fun and stick to the plan
Prom is all about the memories. If you and your friends plan something exciting, off-the-wall and memorable, no one will want to leave to drink or use drugs. You can go for coffee, grab a late night bite or even something silly like karaoke, bowling, lazer tag. By making firm plans, everyone will have a say and you’ll look forward to just being together. This will be worth far more than one night of bad choices. After all, you DO want to remember your prom, right?
Be a leader for others to see
Just like peer pressure works to get others to drink or use drugs, it can also work in a positive way. If you’re having a blast and are the life of the party AND you’re staying sober, others will take notice. Show them it’s possible and actually better to have a good time without being intoxicated. You’ll have a great time with no regrets!