Naltrexone & The Sinclair Method Are Not WorkingMar 16, 2023
If you're using The Sinclair Method (TSM), have you ever been in a place where you feel like "TSM isn't working?" 😢
This is something I have heard many times over the years from individuals using naltrexone to cut back on drinking.
Whenever I hear this, my curiosity kicks in. 🤔❓
I always want to understand what ELSE this person is doing to "meet the medication half-way" 💊 OR...are they relying exclusively on naltrexone to do all of the work...? 😬
Many people realize once they start TSM how HABITUAL their drinking patterns are. 🔄
"It's so much more than just taking a pill" is something I hear over and over again.
And I think most of us can understand the fact that a pill alone won't fix complex behaviors that have been going on for years or decades (if only, right?! 😭).
Naltrexone will help reduce the craving/desire for alcohol over time – but –
- It won't give you a new evening ritual.
- It won't give you a new way to "zone out" after a stressful day.
- It won't change your belief that "evenings will be boring if I'm not drinking." 🍷
This is what I mean by meeting the medication half-way.
Naltrexone and TSM are EXTREMELY powerful – I believe the best treatment for alcohol use disorder that exists today.
But this treatment is a TOOL that must be used alongside other tools in the box. 🧰
To use an analogy – YES, you need a hammer to remodel a house. 🔨 But good luck getting the entire job done with that tool alone.
That's why we designed our TSM program with ALL of this in mind.
☝️ But remember, there's no "race" to extinction (extinction is the end goal of TSM and is a subjective experience when people report feeling back in total control of their drinking – whether that is moderation or abstinence).
This is your own "healing" journey and time is your ALLY on TSM. ⏰
AND – we also don't want you to "fight" the medication – or make this process last longer than it needs to.
Believe me when I say that there is a WHOLE NEW WORLD 🌎 that opens up when you reach extinction and experience TRUE FREEDOM from AUD. And you're 100% worth it discovering it. Don't hold yourself back.
Always sending my best,