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Lindsey went to a get-together with her friend Gustav. Gustav drove but then smoked marijuana. He is not safe to drive. As the party dies down, Gustav tells Lindsey that he wants to go home.

Which is the best example of assertive refusal that Lindsey could use to keep herself safe?

A. Lindsey stands up straight and shakes her head, but then she gets in the car and lets Gustav drive her home anyway.
B. Lindsey looks away and says no every time Gustav tells her to get in the car. Lindsey tells him she still wants to stay at the party.
C. Lindsey stands up straight, shakes her head, and firmly says no every time Gustav asks her to get in the car. She then waits for her dad to come pick her up.
D. Lindsey looks away and firmly says no at first, but later she gets in the car and lets Gustav drive her home.

2 Answer

  • C is the most assertive refusal of all the examples, and it is also the safest. Bravo to Lindsay for not allowing people under the influence drive her around, it isn't a good idea to use subtances and operate machinery. Hope this helps!
  • Answer: C. Lindsey stands up straight, shakes her head, and firmly says no every time Gustav asks her to get in the car. She then waits for her dad to come pick her up.

    Explanation:

    Assertive refusal skills are the skills that allow you to be effective at saying no to alcohol and drug offers. Such refusal skills made a person to respond actively and rapidly, unless the person will take the dose and may loose the sense of consciousness or may face problems in coordination.  

    Here Lindsey should make an assertive refusal by politely denying the company of Gustav who is already in the influence of drug called marijuana. He is unfit for driving. Thus by denying she can prevent herself from abuse or  accident.

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