The Sinclair Method (TSM) is a proven effective treatment for alcohol addiction that uses a technique called pharmacological extinction—the use of naltrexone to turn habit-forming behaviors into habit erasing behaviors. The effect returns a person’s craving for alcohol to its pre-addiction state when following the program with 100% complete compliance.
TSM consists of taking naltrexone, an opioid blocker, one hour before your first drink of the day for the rest of your life, as long as you continue to drink. Naltrexone chemically disrupts the body’s behavior/reward cycle causing you to want to drink less instead of more. The Sinclair Method has a 78% long-term success rate.
We understand that once you’re ready to begin recovery from alcohol dependence, we must act fast. In most cases, patients are able to start the treatment process on the very day they’re asking for help. All necessary clinical assessments and office requirements for TSM are conducted at this appointment in order to introduce medication immediately. The patient may be able to see their counselor this day whether it be in person or via tele-counseling; if not, they will leave with a scheduled first appointment. Dependent upon each individual patient case will determine when you’re asked to return for a follow-up, but can always expect within 2-4 weeks. Each patient has their own individualized treatment plan, developed by themselves and the doctor, which may include chemical depending counseling (individual or groups), mental health services (if needed), support meeting guidance and other behavioral therapy approaches to be completed on an ongoing basis on their own time. We believe each patient is a unique individual with a specific set of needs that must be met in order to have the best chance for lifelong recovery.