An American Addiction Centers Resource

New to the Forums?Join or

Thoughts on the Sinclair Method?

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by xraycookie, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. xraycookie

    xraycookie Member

    I recently stumbled upon a book called "The Cure for Alcoholism" by Dr. Roy Eskapa. It features detailed accounts of 70 clinical trials that prove the effectiveness of a treatment that removes the biological cause of craving and compulsive drinking.
    Now I've read the Amazon reviews and all, but I'd like to hear from other sources as well. Has anyone tried it?
  2. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    These books won't do any good. They resemble those Internet "get rich quick" scams. And I can tell you how it's structured:

    1) The introductory phase: Here the book creator will tell you that he's been just like you or that he has encountered people like you throughout his life;
    2) He then tries to sell his method which is very hard to achieve and most won't complete it thoroughly;
    3) He pretty much then leaves you with the eyes at the sun;
  3. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I also have my doubts as to how good these kind of books are. It seems that in the recent years, more and more so called experts are using drug abuse and the whole drugs culture as a way to earn some quick money. They'll come up with all sorts of ways to help you kick a habit but I think for most people, a lot of their advice is worthless and in the end its just a way for them to sell their books.
  4. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    I'd never heard of the guy before so had a quick Google. His method basically involves a course of Naltrexone. Something any addiction specialist could tell you. You can get information like that right here, for free.
  5. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Meh, every book that supposedly "helps" you are a hoax. Every person has a different type of understanding and a different type of reaction to certain situations so for example a method doesn't work for every people. There's so much information online I wouldn't even bother reading books since you can find everything you need at the touch of your finger.
    L_B likes this.
  6. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    I doubt they would work. Every individual in different in what they need to get clean. I think it is just another scam that is out to get rich on somebody's weakness. They know that people are desperate and they use that to their advantage. There is much more useful info on this site then you will find in a book. Here we have real people in real situations. People to live and know addiction. I would say save your money.
  7. I know this thread is two years old, but I joined this forum to tell you about my experience with The Sinclair Method. It is not a scam!
    From your posts, it looks like you haven't done much research. The Sinclair Method involves taking an opiate blocker (naltrexone or similar drug) one hour before drinking alcohol--not one pill every day, just when you drink alcohol. The opiate blocker stops the euphoric experience that is the positive reenforcement for drinking. Eventually you learn that drinking doesn't produce the "reward" and the desire to drink fades and is extinguished.
    Most doctors make the mistake of telling the patient to take a pill daily, but it is critical that you take the pill ONLY before you drink so you learn your habit of drinking is pointless.
    The unorthodox part is that it's necessary to continue drinking while you practice The Sinclair Method. Naltrexone will not work with abstinence. You learn to drink less because you don't get pleasure from it.
    I've been on The Sinclair Method for about five months and I have completely dropped my daily drinking and weekend binges. At first I drank more trying to get that buzz, but I always took the pill one hour beforehand. After about a month, I found I didn't really want to drink sometimes. It was strange to not buy a bottle after work simply because I really didn't want it. Now I have less than two drinks a week.
    Do some research! The Sinclair Method has an 85% success rate. Naltrexone is covered by insurance and very inexpensive.
  8. Moveon

    Moveon Member

    Hi! Where do you get Naltrexone? GP? Thank you.
  9. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Moveon... Naltrexone can be prescribed by any health care provider who is licensed to prescribe medications. That said, you may want to seek out an addiction specialist just because they are likely more familiar with Naltrexone than any GP.
    Moveon likes this.