Sinclair Method

True Potential MD

Regenerative Medicine located in University Place, WA

Alcoholism affects nearly 8% of men and 4% of women in the US. If you struggle to limit your alcohol intake and it negatively impacts your life, but you can’t stop, Barbara Mack, MD, Brandi Faudree PA-C, and their experienced medical team are here for you. At True Potential MD in University Place, Washington, they use the Sinclair Method with a 78% success rate to help you beat alcoholism for good. Schedule an appointment with True Potential MD over the phone or request one online to learn more about the Sinclair Method.

Sinclair Method Q & A

What is the Sinclair Method?

The Sinclair Method is an effective, researched-backed alcoholism treatment developed by Dr. David Sinclair. He understands that genetics cause some people to feel reinforcement after alcohol consumption, which creates uncontrollable cravings. Treatment involves taking medication before drinking alcohol to block certain receptors in your body and reduce alcohol cravings over time.

What are the symptoms of alcoholism?

Most Americans drink alcohol from time to time, but others drink excessively and can’t control the urge to drink even when they want to stop. Symptoms of alcoholism include:

  • Not being able to control the amount of alcohol you drink
  • An inability to cut back on alcohol
  • Experiencing strong cravings to drink alcohol
  • Failing to meet work or school obligations because of drinking
  • Avoiding work or social activities because of alcohol
  • Drinking and driving
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink

Common withdrawal symptoms associated with alcoholism include sweating, shaking, and nausea. Your risk of alcoholism increases if you start drinking at an early age, suffer from depression, or have a family history of alcoholism or trauma.

What should I expect during alcoholism treatment?

Prior to treatment, your True Potential MD practitioner reviews your medical history and symptoms and asks questions about your lifestyle and drinking habits to determine if you have alcoholism. They examine you and may use blood or imaging tests to find out if you have a medical problem requiring treatment.

Your doctor counsels you about how to complete the Sinclair Method alcoholism treatment to change your drinking habits. You must take an opiate blocker an hour or two before you drink alcohol for the treatment to work. 

The medicine helps turn habit-forming behaviors into behaviors that erase unhealthy drinking patterns over time. In other words, it causes you to desire less alcohol and eliminates future alcohol cravings to restore your quality of life.

What happens after treatment using the Sinclair Method?

After three to four months of using the Sinclair Method for treating alcoholism, you can safely cut back on alcohol or stop drinking it altogether. About 25% of people who’ve completed treatment don’t drink alcohol anymore. If you choose to drink in moderation after undergoing Sinclair Method treatment, you must continue to take medication before each drinking occasion.

Don’t let alcoholism negatively impact your job, school, or relationships. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online with True Potential MD to learn more about the Sinclair Method for treating alcoholism.