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How To Control Alcohol Or Drug Use

Informal Social Control and Harm reduction instructions and techniques
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Created by Calvin Edwards
Last updated 10/2016
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Description

The purpose of this course is to reduce the harm to individuals and society caused by alcohol and drug use .

It's purpose is to spread harm reduction and informal social control techniques to all students and have this become common knowledge along with the knowledge of all available treatment options.

This course will allow you to use informal social control to avoid addiction and reduce the harm  of alcohol or any drug use.

An added consequence of this course that I hope will keep students interested is that, as you use alcohol or any drug correctly, you will actually enjoy it better and see social benefits from the use.

This course has instructions and techniques you can use in every chapter

I wrote the material for this course over 35 years ago and have successfully helped hundreds of people achieve harm reduction in their lives using these exact methods,

After taking this course you will know how to use alcohol or any drug correctly

You will know how to use in a manner that produce both less harm and more enjoyment

You will be able to use alcohol or any drug as an enhancement to be kept  in a proper place in life only.

Remember, quitting is better, but if you must use; 

learn how to use correctly and reduce the harm and increase the enjoyment  


I look forward to meeting with you and answering your questions 

Who is the target audience?
  • The upwardly mobile who don't want to be derailed by substance use.
  • Those who have friends who use, who want to be social but don't wanto risk addiction or problem use
  • Those who may feel that they already use to much of a substance
  • Who the course is NOT for Those who have a firm moral conviction that drugs are bad.
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What Will I Learn?
Students will have my road map consisting of instructions and techniques that will help them achieve harm reduction in relation to the use of alcohol or any drug
Students will have intructions, based on the principles of social control, that will allow them to put substance use into it’s proper place and not have a desire for it at other times
Students will be able to understand and be able to duplicate the same activities that i wrote about and have successfully used for over thirty years. Doing this will help you avoid addiction to any substance.
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Requirements
  • Student should know the consequences of problem alcohol or drug use
Curriculum For This Course
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Your introduction to me, my program and it's instructions
5 Lectures 46:52

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You'll discover, in this lecture, how  my insights and experience will uniquely help you

You will now be able  to focus on what you're ready to learn in the following sections

(Remember don't use without me)

Preview 10:55

This chapter will show how using unclean money is one of the greatest predictors of problem use
  • You'll accept the situation and prevent worst changes
  • Using the  advice in this chapter will help yuo prevent very serious issues with others (over their money)


    Only purchase alcohol or drugs with legal clean money
    06:06

    Sharing helps affirm that this is an inclusive environment for the participants

    • You will be able to create a positive using environment where sharing helps define the environment
    • Everyone will feel more welcome when use  does happen at this appropriate time
    • Everyone can make positive contribution at this time, 

    Share alcohol or drug use
    04:19

    You'll  learn the importance of planning 

    • You'll plan your use ( and in this wayy) better plan your outcomes
    • By planing you'll gain more using enjoyment and control





    Plan you'r using events
    08:03

    All users will now be able to pass on and receive  using knowledge to each other. 

    • You'll include others as you search for more fun at the right times
    • You'll make building relationships with others a motivating factor for your  use.
    • You'll use the substance to build; rather than destroy relationships  as substance use usually does
    • You'll be able to create a welcoming environment for all.during use



    Include specific others for more fun
    17:29
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    Have a proper place in life for use
    18 Lectures 02:59:33

    You'll see that there is a time and  place for use only

    • Your use will be far less dangerous (use is often even deadly; it won't be any longer after following me and this program)
    • You put a lot into the substance; with me you'll see how  to get more  out of it also. by restricting use to a proper plaxe
    • The substance, when you use, will seem of better quality (at no extra cost). because you won't use all the time

    Have a proper place for any alcohol or drug use
    13:01

    This section discusses using the best things that go with your drug of choice, if you must use

    • This section will help you combine your use with things use has traditionally made more pleasurable
    Have positive things substances will beused to increase
    04:30

    Make alcohol or drug use a great place to visit only
    08:00

    Your use will be become conditioned  to be turned on only at the right time 

    • Your using desire will be turned off at any  inappropriate times
    1. You'll be able to link your use to positive things
    Connect helpfu beliefs and associations with the alcohol or drug use
    12:07


    You'll  make sure you're concentrating  only on what matters when you use

    • You'll have less uncertainty,and you'll actually have much needed  assurance of what and why you are using
    • After this  lecture you won't automatically just react to everything about the substance, 



    Only concentrate on one positive inherent quality of the substance
    06:37

    Analize the effects of the substance while feeling them
    09:38

  • Get what you want out of use
  • Lessen negative outcomes
  • Heighten your anticipation for use at the correct time only(no more No less)
    Determine the out comes you want for any alcohol or drug use
    14:28

    Afte this lecture you know how to create  the events that are appropriate to your using events

    • This lecture will help you place your uniqueness into your use
    • You'll be able to get groups of users to strivie for the betterment of the environment during use
    Ceate a world that you want
    14:12

  • If you're going to use, this is how
  • keeps you using right at the right time
    Use the temporary mind chanses to make a temporary world that fits you
    10:41

    This chapter will provide you an outline  that will help you to know 

    • What should happen every time you use
    • Why this should happen every time you use
    Have khown things to do when using alcohol or drugs
    20:21

    You'll see Its easy to condition your use(and  you won' t then go mad from cravings at other times)

    With me, you'll see, using right will come naturally

    Using ONLY at a proper place will become easy 





    Create a using environment you can get used to
    04:53

    In this section you'll see that becuse alcohol and other substances are habit forming  they need to be put into a routine

    • you will see and know the benefits of  having a known routine
    • Having a routine  will help make your control long term
    • you'll see using the substance as part of a routine will help keep the habit  into it's proper pace
    Turn any alcohol or drug use into a routine
    06:00


    This section will give you the guide you need to "

    • Keep the behavior of (usually hard too handle using companions) appropriate
    • Have your using environment   run smoothly without bumps in the road
    • Keep the behavior normal (whatever that may mean to you)
    Have unsderstood known things not to do
    16:41

    You'll see in this lecture that enforcing the rules in an alcohol or substance using environment is very important

    • You'll learn explicitly how to enforce the rules in a substance using environment 
    Enforce substance use rules (
    08:28

    After this lecture you will now when to evaluate what is happening with your use and why

    • To make sure your version of controlled use is done properly
    Beware of Conflictimg rituals and sanctions
    12:38

    This lecture will make your  use more familiar  

    • You can use in what will become for you a straightforward known manner
    Use one and only one way
    10:46

    This chapter will help give your use a (often much needed) rest

    • Helps in conditioning your use to happen only at the best time

    • Increases the familiar character of your use
    Pick a time for any alcohol or drug use
    04:18

    Promote admirable behavior (this is actually not impossible)  and help you feel good about being a part of the environment

    • This chapter will help you feel good about yourself despite use  (most users feel terrible about themselves)
    • Feel good about others involved (many users consider their using associates the most unsavory of characters)




    Make and keep any alcohol and drug use a high class activity
    02:14
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    Moral Guilt: forming and keeping the best attidues
    6 Lectures 01:04:08

    This lecture will help you place guilt or blame on the right things

    • This section will stop you from feeling bad about the use of the substance 
    • You'll see that you should instead feel guilty about any guilt worthy things you may do
    Analyze your moral guilt
    14:01

    This chapter will help lessen the uncertainity that may accompaniy use

    • Become a more skillful controlled user
    • Be in a position to be a more skillful controlled user mentor


    Avoid onfusion
    05:47

    Make the correct judgements
    11:24

    The information in this lecture  will help  you value your unique reactions to alcohol or any substance you may use 

    • You'll be able to prevent use from taking on a rebellious feel

    • You can prevent misguided assumptions from guiding your use



    Call incorrect behavior not the use inherently bad
    10:33

    You'll see how you can  have actual value to your using experiences (most users feel their use has been a waste in contrast)

    • You and those involved in the experience will become mentors and teachers to each other about how to do things better
    • If you must use you can all help spread what works about doing it better
    More users should be more teachers
    06:59

    Labels can ,in a way, have someone prepackaged for problem use before the use even begins

    This section will help keep your use individualized (;not governed by what others say you should be doing)

    This section will help you prevent predetermined negative lifestyle outcomes that submiting to labels can help promote

    Avoid labels
    15:24
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    Full enjoyment not escape use
    13 Lectures 01:36:01


    All participants will appreciate an look forward to what is about to happen in totality (not just be anxious to start the substance only)

    • You'll have a known stimulating environment to look forward to with your use
    Normalness how it helps here
    12:01

    I'll show it depends more on how you use than how much you use

    After this lecture you will clearly know what is and what is't responsible for negative outcomes

    Heavy use can be ok
    04:02

    You'll know to take every chance to get as much enjoyment as possible when you do use

    • You'll  see you should seek enjoyment before. during and after the actual consumption of the substamce
    Let your enjoyment begin immediately
    01:04

    • In this lecture you will learn how to use the substance to build rather than destroy relationships
    • The using situation will work much better for all
    • You' can more readily spread unique positive ideas


    Alcool or drugs should be viewed as a grup asset
    08:32

    Have symbol;c means to bring people closer

    You'll be able to create the appropriate symbolic bonds

    Provide positive symbolic uses
    06:44

    After this lecture you-will be able to lay a foundation to build your using environment

    • You'll be able to et the stage to have more fun when you do use
    Thing you must have in your using environment
    06:17

    In this section you'll  see how you can use  the physical setting to effect  attitudes

    • Use the physical setting to help you make what you want to happen happen


    The physical setting
    03:21



    I will point out  in this lecture; that If you use, you must be motivated to prevent potentially life destroying outcomes.

    In this lecture I'll show you how you can have more enjoyment when, you use properly

    But, to get this  you must l have problem prevention as a motive before and during use.







    Remember there are real reasons to fear substance use
    03:02

    I'll show, like you, coming of age i was worried about the negative effects of  substance usage


    • I''ll show how i created information. and was then able to achieve 30 years of controlled use (using the information)in a city and state where substance use  was increasing rapidly
    • In this section i will introduce you to how i found the the scarce  information that would be needed 


    i created the needed information for you
    10:21


    You'll learn how all users can benefit from the information i created

    •  You'll See the papers i wrote over 30 years ago that were the results of my studies
    • You'll see that these were the same papers used for over 30 years
    The paper that ends addiction
    11:04

    You'll lknow what you have to focus on to achieve controlled use

    In contarst to controlled use you'll learn what you have to focus on to achieve abstince

    You'll learn about misconceptions regarding  ccontrolled use

    Learn the comparison of my controlled use with abstinence
    06:11


    You'll learn any substance use (even if my very effective methods are used) can be dangerous

    You'll learn you have to be wary of any and all substance use


    Even Cotrolled use can have problems
    08:25

    You'll now know controlled use when you see it 

    You'll know why you didn't recognize  it before 

    You'll be motivated  and know how to achieve it

    Controlled use does exist (imitate and enjoy it yourself)
    14:57

    section number 1-1
    2 questions

    can still cause problems
    You must always be on guard when exposed to any substance use.
    Remind you that there is no actual safe use
    you can do everything right as far as controlled use and still be hurt by the substance.

    Remember any use can still cause problems
    1 question

    Recognize and imitate controlled use
    1 question

    A comparison of abstinence and controlled use
    1 question

    Planning
    1 question

    Planning and it's adfvantages
    1 question


    A proper place.
    1 question

    A place to visit only
    1 question

    Substance use as a unique place to visit only
    1 question

    Analogize the effects of the substance while feeling them
    1 question


    Substance are made for temporary use.
    1 question


    Determine the outcomes yourself
    1 question

    Attitudes beliefs and associations
    1 question

    Have the correct attitides associations and beliefs
    1 question

    .What is not one of the goals of this section


    Beliefs attitudes and associations.
    1 question

    Have things to do when using
    1 question

    What is not one of the goals for this section

    Routines
    1 question

    Have known hings to do
    1 question

    Things not to do
    1 question

    Enforce substance use rules
    1 question


     .

    Only use one way.
    1 question

    Clean money
    1 question

    Pick a best time quiz
    Pick a best time quiz
    1 question

    Effects of labels
    1 question


    Fewer users can me more problems.
    1 question

    What is not one of the goals for this chapter

    Use can be a group asset
    1 question

    Using places
    1 question

    Normalness
    1 question

    Things to include in the using enviroment
    1 question

    The physical setting
    1 question

    Go for immediate enjoyment
    1 question

    Symbolic functions use can serve
    1 question

    What is not one of the goals for this section

    There are real reasons to fear substance abuse
    1 question

    The papers I created then used
    1 question

    Benefits of inclusion
    1 question

    Keep your using events high class
    1 question

    Judgements
    1 question

    Moral guilt
    1 question
    About the Instructor
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    I help people reduce the harm of alcohol and drugs in their life by using informal social control.

    Throughout history all substances have been controlled at some time.

    The only way substances have been controlled throughout history is through informalsocial control

    I have taken the methods societies have used throughout history and formulated them into clear instructions that are easy to understand and follow

    I wrote the planned book "End and Avoid Addiction" in 1985 while in college.

    I later developed the book into clear instructions to help you learn how to use alcohol or any drug correctly without harm..

    By using and living these principles and skills you'll be able to easily imitate the success I I have helped others achieve for over 30 years

    I have made instructions free for all by embedding instructions into the curriculum page. 

    *And I will give you my personal observations in each lecture.

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