TSM, THE METHOD that I have to mention
As I mentioned before, I personally still believe that if you tap into your own inner strength to stop drinking, you will have the best results. But saying this, I am a big fan of the De Sinclair Method (TSM). It gives people a lot of confidence to be able to fall back on TSM. It also sometimes happens that one thinks: “Yeah, I got rid of it, one glass now and then can’t do any harm.” Unfortunately, before you know it, you will be back at your old level or you even drink more than before. TSM then provides a quick reset, but let me explain this to you when we get on to it. First more about The Sinclair Method!
TSM has been around for so long and has been IGNORED for so long
Finally things are moving, finally The Sinclair Method is increasingly being recommended by doctors, therapists and addiction experts. Too bad it took so long, but great that so many more people can be helped!
WHAT IS THE SINCLAIR METHOD
The Sinclair Method is a method to cure alcoholism by using the opiate antagonist Naltrexone or also available in the Netherlands under the name Nalmefeen combined with drinking alcohol. Not to make you feel sick so that booze no longer tastes, but to stop the urge to drink.
One small pill and the big contradiction
You have to drink in combination with the medicine otherwise it will not work. 1-2 hours before your first glass, you take one small pill of Naltrexone 50mg. Naltrexone is a non-addictive drug to block opiate receptors.
And the idea of TSM is that over time, taking the pill before drinking it will reduce cravings in the brain because the endorphins are less and less stimulated. You get less and less appetite for alcohol while the enjoyment of a glass continues. It seems like you slowly find the brake without having to do anything for it. In time you will be able to choose whether to continue drinking or to stop.
Screening, can the method be something for you?
Via a telephone conversation or video call we can often determine within half an hour whether the De Sinclair Method could be something for you. This screening costs only € 50, including a letter for your doctor. All conversations are strictly confidential.
In a subsequent meeting we will go into more detail after you supplied me with your drinking habits and I will make a plan based on those. In the meantime, you will request a prescription from your doctor for Naltrexon with the letter that explains the Sinclair Method. If you do not want to use your own doctor, we will look for another doctor who can prescribe you the drug.
Dr. John David Sinclair, Ph.D., Researcher Emeritus
The Sinclair Method was developed by Dr. John David Sinclair who started his research in the 1960’s. He identified what he called the ‘alcohol deficiency effect’ as a driving force behind alcohol addiction and concluded from various experiments that alcoholism is a learned behavior. Some people have genetic traits that make them feel more ‘boosted’ by consuming alcohol than others, ultimately leading to uncontrollable cravings.
Why is the method not used on a larger scale?
It remains difficult to understand why so few doctors, therapists and addiction experts in particular recommend The Sinclair Method. It is thought to be related to the billion dollar industry perpetuated by addiction treatment and the dominance of the 12-Step ideology. The method has been a great success in Scandinavian countries and especially Finland, probably because Dr. Sinclair did some of his research there. Fortunately, The Sinclair Method is gaining popularity and even falls within the National Health Service in the UK.
It seems like a miracle cure and it actually is, but you have to give it time. Nor is the addiction developed from today to yesterday. For some, it already works after three weeks, sometimes it takes months, sometimes even a year.
The doctor will tell you that you are not allowed to work with an opiate agonist such as Naltrexone, so find a coach or counselor. Counseling Algarve will be happy to guide you. To obtain the prescription from your doctor, we will send you a PDF explaining The Sinclair Method for Doctors, so that the doctor knows that you will be using the medicine in a different way than stated in the package leaflet. so we make, as it were, a new leaflet. Together we will then draw up an intake schedule based on your alcohol consumption and create a diary so that you have an overview in the beginning why and when you take that first glass and what will change during the application of The Sinclair Method
It sounds more frightening than it is, but if you want to keep drinking in a controlled way, you should take a pill 1 hour before that first glass for the rest of your life. You will see that this will not be a problem and there will be days and even weeks that you will not crave a glass at all. If you stop drinking completely, you do not even have to take a pill, except maybe the one time you want to drink a glass.
Working on your addiction wherever you like
You don’t have to go to an expensive rehab clinic that costs hands full of money, you can just do it at home while you work or cozy during your holiday with people you like are.
Nobody needs to know anything about it, but you can of course also share it because the more people who hear about TSM, the better of course. So how easy it can be to tackle your addiction NOW.
As an alcohol abuse advisor supporting The Sinclair Method prescribed by a qualified doctor, I cannot discuss the medical aspects with you, I am a counselor, not a physician. None of the doctors to whom I provide your contact details work for, or are associated with or in any way affiliated with Counseling Algarve.
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