Friends

Friends. Everyone has them and everyone needs them. They’re there with you through the good and bad times. We’re saying ‘Yay!’ to friendship!

OMG what a line-up of guests! The Midnight Beast, Diana Vickers AND Luke Friend are all on the 4:01 Show offering Jimmy their advice on how to enjoy parties without feeling pressure to drink, smoke or take any drugs.

Parties can be super-fun but they can also be places where peer pressure is high because of friends drinking and if you’re thinking “should I smoke?” then that’s so understandable and really hard to avoid. The first thing to know is you’re not alone in feeling this way because loads of people have commented saying they’re not sure how to play it when this happens. So what can you do?!? Parties are basically loads of little groups together in the same place dancing, chilling and having fun, right? So if you’re with your friends – and friends shouldn’t pressure you into doing something you’re not cool with – then stick with them and you can avoid feeling awkward. If someone really doesn’t get why you’re not drinking then you can always make something up – like being on medication – because no-one can argue with serious stuff like that (and in this case, a little lie is the right thing to do!).

Failing that, just be confident, look ‘em in the eye, and say “I’m not drinking tonight” before walking away and dancing with your friends. Confidence in your own decisions is waaaaaaaaaay cooler than drinking anyway. So give the video a watch for more advice on how to enjoy parties in your own way.

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