Stop Alcohol Addiction With The Sinclair Method
Long-term alcohol abuse use can lead to many life-threatening medical problems, such as liver damage, cancer, stomach problems, and decreased mental functions. For people with a substance use disorder, it can be difficult to quit drinking alcohol despite knowing how damaging it is to their body.
The Sinclair Method is an effective alcohol addiction treatment and has a 78% long-term success rate. The creator of this treatment is Dr. David Sinclair, who discovered through his research that alcohol addiction can be treated as a learned behavior. His study was based on Ivan Pavlov’s famous dog experiments, in which it was found that learned animal behavior can be controlled. Dr. Sinclair hypothesized that if alcohol addiction was a learned behavior, then the condition could be changed with the right technique.
Dr. Sinclair’s study led him to develop a pill that would stop the opioid receptors in the brain before it has the chance to attach itself to endorphins. By blocking the receptors, the effects of alcohol would be nullified. Without the “feel-good feeling” from drinking alcohol, eventually, the body would no longer crave it so strongly.
It can be difficult for some to give up drinking completely. The Sinclair Method allows the patient to work to decrease their reliance on alcohol by using this method in a safe outpatient treatment setting. The Sinclair Method consists of taking Naltrexone or Nalmefene one hour before your first drink of the day for as long as you wish to continue to drink. Naltrexone (or Nalmefene) chemically disrupts the body’s behavior/reward cycle causing you to want to drink less instead of more. Naltrexone or Nalmefene are non-habit forming and are safe. About one-quarter of those on TSM become 100% abstinent and extinction usually occurs within 3-4 months.
It’s clear that having an alcohol addiction can have detrimental life-threatening health effects. The need to break the cycle of addiction is imperative but breaking the cycle of alcohol cravings can be difficult. Studies have proven that TSM is equally effective with or without therapy, so patients can choose whether or not to combine TSM with therapy. The physical results will be the same.
If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction, contact us today to schedule a consultation. The Sinclair Method offers hope to break-free from addiction to alcohol. Call today! (972) 203-3600