The Sinclair Method (TSM) by SANCTUM
Not everybody is ready for a life without alcohol and complete abstinence. Some people want to moderate their level of drinking or reduce their intake gradually and safely. TSM actually requires you to drink, you will effectively be drinking yourself sober!
So how does it work?
TSM is a treatment for alcohol addiction that uses a technique called pharmacological extinction—the use of an opiate blocker to turn habit-forming behaviours into habit-erasing behaviours. TSM consists of taking an opiate blocker one hour before your first drink of the day for the rest of your life as long as you continue to drink. The opiate blocker chemically disrupts the body’s behaviour/reward cycle causing you to want to drink less instead of more.
Endorphins are the brain’s natural morphine and are released during alcohol consumption. Endorphins are absorbed by neurons in the brain and are responsible for the rewarding effect of alcohol. New connections form between the neurons and repeated drinking reinforces these connections leading to cravings. TSM utilises an opiate blocker which binds to these receptors and keeps endorphins from being absorbed. There is subsequently no reward.
The Sinclair Method has a 78% long-term success rate.
Consultant Psychiatrist, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Recovery Coach
Psychiatric Assessment by a Consultant Psychiatrist
Physical Health Assessment
Nursing Care Plan conducted by a Registered Mental Health Nurse
PEth Test- very specific alcohol biomarker
Prescription and medication issued
Recovery Manager Support
Monthly Psychiatry Review
PETH test at 6 months
Transfer of care to medical provider
6 months minimum