http://steppingsober.com/our-blog/ Drug and alcohol recovery West Palm Beach - 3 empowering words? http://steppingsober.com/three-empowering-words-i-dont-drink/ Three Empowering Words "I Don't Drink" Accepting a life of being sober is often times challenging for those who have become addicted. The first couple months are the most difficult. By valuing your life and who you are NOW, you're taking back your control. Here are a few tips on learning how to say "NO" without having to explain your entire life history that could save your life and keep you on the right track. "I Don't Drink" is one of the most empowering phrases that you can use to respond to someone who is offering you a drink. Say it with conviction, by looking them straight in the eye and feeling that you’re in power. After hearing yourself say this a few times and recognizing how people react, you'll be taking control of your situation and not becoming a self-made victim. Self-made victims spend too much time worrying about what others think and not enough time on what they personally think. No one has the right to force you to drink. Nobody can tell you NOT to drink either.