Play Safe Presentations by Eddie Einbinder, LMSW

eddielecturingSince 2008, Eddie Einbinder has presented on harm reduction and overdose prevention strategies at over 200 institutions and conferences around the world, ranging from top universities to high schools to homeless youth clinics. Events are also hosted by private groups of parents and students. The presentations are tailored to the needs of the audience and can include a combination of film screenings, lectures, open discussions and Q & A. Topics are drawn from his book, documentary film series, research and clinical experience working with youth. More and more communities are seeking this type of honest, progressive education on drugs and health and view these screenings and discussions as beneficial and necessary. Eddie is a harm reduction psychotherapist and since September 2015 he has been offering these activities through the Center for Optimal Living. He also offers individual and group therapy with a special focus on young people.

In response to observing risky substance use Einbinder began writing How To Have Fun And Not Die at the age of 20. This is one reason it relates so well to youth, as he was initially writing for himself and his friends. The primary focus of the book is to teach safer practices for drug use and associated risky behaviors. It won the Grand Prize at the 2008 New York Book Festival, and was also used by parents and loved ones of drug users, to help facilitate their communication on the subject with their family members.

Everything in the documentary series, Play Safe, is completely real. Always educational and sometimes shocking, it documents functional drug users who try to take necessary precautions while using their respective drugs of choice. This conveys safest practice of the following substances: Adderall, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Cigars, Cocaine, DMT, Heroin, Ketamine, LSD, Marijuana, MDMA, Methamphetamine, Mushrooms, Nitrous Oxide, Oxycontin, and Salvia.

One can read more about this continuous drug education work at EddieEinbinder.com and contact him directly at EddieEinbinder@gmail.com and 212.213.8905 x 108 to schedule a presentation. Please Note: These films are graphic and may be very upsetting or triggering for some viewers. These are real people using real drugs, demonstrating harm reduction practices. We don’t support the use of drugs. We think the best way to reduce harm is to refrain from these activities. However, people will engage in these behaviors and good harm reduction strategies can help develop safer practice and potentially save lives.

Please Note:
These films are graphic and may be very upsetting or triggering for some viewers. These are real people using real drugs, demonstrating harm reduction practices. We don’t support the use of drugs. We think the best way to reduce harm is to refrain from these activities. However, people will engage in these behaviors and good harm reduction strategies can help develop safer practice and potentially save lives.


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