Thrive's program is for anyone who wants to stop over-drinking and get back to balance with alcohol. We focus on helping our members reduce their alcohol consumption without abstinence, using evidence-based tools.
Who is Thrive not for?
Thrive's program is not for anyone who wants strict abstinence right away. Our program uses a medication therapy that works while someone is still drinking. However if your long-term goal is abstinence, we can help you reach that goal using The Sinclair Method. The program is also not for people who take opiate medication for chronic pain as this can interact with the medication we use in our program.
What treatment protocol does Thrive use?
At Thrive we use a holistic approach to helping our members change their drinking habits – focusing on the whole person in order to address the biological, psychological, behavioral and spiritual aspects of alcohol use disorder. A cornerstone of our program is a medication therapy (naltrexone) that is used following The Sinclair Method (TSM). This medication is FDA-approved for treatment of problem drinking and when used correctly is proven to have a 78% success rate.
Who is behind Thrive?
Thrive Alcohol Recovery was started by Katie Lain and Karen Dion. They are both success stories of The Sinclair Method and have both served as coaches and mentors to hundreds of others. Thrive was started as a way to help more people be successful with TSM by providing the right tools and resources to help them succeed. To learn more about their stories, visit here.
How can I contact Thrive?
There are several ways to reach us. You can write to us here, email [email protected] or call or text us here (406) 201-1225. We do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.
About The Sinclair Method
What is The Sinclair Method?
The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based treatment for problematic drinking developed by Dr. John D. Sinclair. It involves taking a medication called naltrexone when you drink alcohol. Unlike traditional treatments that require complete abstinence from alcohol, TSM allows you to continue drinking alcohol as part of the treatment, ultimately resulting in "pharmacological extinction" from the alcohol use disorder. It is proven to have a 78% success rate. To learn more, click here.
What is naltrexone?
Naltrexone is an opiate-blocker medication that is used following The Sinclair Method. It has been FDA-approved for treatment of alcohol use disorder.
Is naltrexone safe?
Naltrexone is proven to be a very safe medication for most people. It is non-habit-forming (not addictive), has very few medication interactions and is tolerated well by most people. Naltrexone is generally not used in someone who has advanced liver disease, and never used in someone who takes opioid pain medication.
Can I drink alcohol on The Sinclair Method?
Yes, drinking alcohol is actually required on The Sinclair Method due to how the medication works to block the reinforcement from alcohol. Drinking on TSM should be viewed as a treatment protocol that is done mindfully and with care.
Who is The Sinclair Method for?
The Sinclair Method (TSM) is for anyone who wants to drink less alcohol. It's a great method for people who have goals of moderate drinker, or those who may want to go abstinent in the future. The method is proven to have a 78% success rate (when used correctly) which means it works for most people. Anyone taking opioid pain medications, or anyone with advanced liver disease cannot do TSM (talk with your doctor first).
So much! As a member in The Alcohol Freedom Program, you get lifetime access to a private community, video courses, resources and ongoing support that will help you be successful with changing your drinking habits through The Sinclair Method. To learn more about what's included, visit here.
Do you offer 1-on-1 support?
Yes we offer 1-on-1 coaching that is exclusive to members of The Alcohol Freedom Program. When you join you get a free welcome coaching call with a TSM coach, and you can add on more coaching sessions at any time. You can learn more about coaching here.
Is the medication included in my membership?
While the cost of the medication and physician visit are separate from the program, we'll get you set up with a telemedicine doctor once you join.
Click here for medication costs in the United States & Canada.
When you join we'll refer you to the most affordable option, and the option that is best for you.
Price varies depending on which state you are in and which provider you go with, but there are many affordable options.
Naltrexone is very affordable in the US ($30 or less for one month) and can be covered by most insurances.
You can also get your medication from your general practitioner (however please note, some may be unwilling to prescribe it).
For more questions, contact us and we'd be happy to help.
*Please note, if you're outside the United States & Canada, please contact us first to make sure we have a provider in your area.
Is this program available outside of the US?
Yes this program is available to people worldwide. If you are outside of the US and you do not yet have a naltrexone prescription, please contact us first at [email protected] to make sure we can refer you to a provider for a prescription.
How will the video courses help me?
The video courses offered in The Alcohol Freedom Program will guide you step-by-step through The Sinclair Method protocol. It includes over 30+ video modules that will cover the basics of the method, as well as advanced material for things like habit change, mindset and living a life free from alcohol use disorder. The courses can be done at your own pace, they can be accessed from your computer or mobile device, and you'll always have lifetime access. To learn more about the video courses, visit here.
How do I access The Alcohol Freedom Program?
The Alcohol Freedom Program is delivered through a private community platform that is accessible through your computer or the mobile app. Everything is in one place so it makes it very easy to access anytime, anywhere, and on your own schedule.
Is the program private?
Yes. When you join the program you'll be invited to create your account in the private community platform. In here you will be able to customize your name, photo and any other information you share about yourself. Some people use their full name, other people use just the first name or initials, and others use a pseudonym. It's up to you to decide what you share.
Is abstinence required in this program?
No, in fact drinking is part of the treatment protocol (for at least a period of time) that Thrive uses. About 75% of our members have a goal to drink in moderation, and the other 25% have a goal of long-term abstinence. It's up to you to set your own goals!
Billing & Payments
How much does the program cost?
The Alcohol Freedom program is $997 and comes with lifetime access. You can also choose the payment plan of $97 per month for 12 months – this also includes lifetime access. To learn more about what's included in the program, visit here.
How much does naltrexone cost when I join Thrive?
At Thrive, we've partnered with telemedicine doctors around the country to provide you with private, accessible and affordable access to the medication naltrexone. Click here to see more information about the cost of naltrexone when you enroll with Thrive.
What is your refund policy?
At Thrive we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee. That means if you join the program and decide that it's not for you in the first 7 days, we will simply cancel your membership and refund all of your money. After that period we may refund a prorated balance should you be unable to take or tolerate naltrexone – and we'll simply request a letter from your prescribing physician stating why you were unable to take naltrexone. Only about 10% of people cannot tolerate naltrexone, and the physicians we partner with are experts in using this medication, and can adjust your dosage or make other suggestions to minimize any side effects if they do occur.
Do you accept insurance?
Our program is not covered by insurance, but it may be reimbursed by your HSA, HRA or FSA. We also offer a payment plan that is $97 per month for one year – this includes lifetime access to the program! You can learn more about the plan options here.
Do you offer a month-to-month subscription that I can cancel at anytime?
We do not offer a month-to-month subscription option for two main reasons:
We encourage our members to be reallyhonest and openwith their Sinclair Method experience in order to promote progress and healing in a judgment-free community. Therefore, we want to create asafe and private containerfor them to do that. For that reason, we want those who join the program to belong-term members, verses people just dropping in and out.
Our primary goal for creating this program is tosupport people all the way through to pharmacological extinction(and beyond) with The Sinclair Method. Since it takes most people about ayear or more– we created our program with that goal in mind. Also, many members who are already at extinction still enjoy being a part of the online community, and continue to share their journey post-extinction... which is great to see!
Get started in The Alcohol Freedom Program
If you're ready to get started in The Alcohol Freedom Program, please click the link below. We look forward to being on this journey with you!