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A Community Reinforcement Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction



Exhibit 16: Components of Effective Refusal

  • No should be the first thing you say.
  • Tell the person not to ask you now or in the future if you want to do cocaine.
  • Use appropriate body language:
    • Make good eye contact; look directly at the person when you answer.
    • Your expression and tone should clearly indicate that you are serious
  • Offer an alternative (if you want to do something else with that person) that is incompatible with cocaine use.
  • Change the subject.

 

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