The Alcohol Freedom program is $997 and comes with lifetime access. You can also choose the payment plan of $347 per month for 3 months, or $197/mo for 6 months. Each of our payment plans include lifetime access to the program. 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 who specialize in medication treatment for alcohol use disorder. These physicians will provide you with private, accessible and affordable care for your medication management. Click here for more information about the cost of your physician visit and naltrexone when you enroll with Thrive.
What is your refund/cancellation 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, you can email us to cancel at [email protected]and we will simply cancel your membership and refund all of your money. After that period we may cancel your program membership and 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. According to our physician partners, only about 10% of people cannot tolerate naltrexone. Our physician partners are experts in using this medication, and can help you have the best results, including minimizing side effects.
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, versus 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!
Who is Thrive for?
The Alcohol Freedom Program offered by Thrive is for individuals who are using The Sinclair Method and want to plug into a private, comprehensive program that provides unlimited access to peer and coaching support. Our program helps you change your habits around your relationship with alcohol – including making gradual lifestyle changes and creating new coping tools.
Who is Thrive not for?
The Alcohol Freedom Program is not for anyone who is struggling with concurrent illicit drug use, numerous medications, severe and persistent active mental health issues, active domestic violence or danger in the household, or serious acute or chronic medical conditions. These individuals are not eligible for The Alcohol Freedom Program as alcohol exacerbates these conditions or in the case of legal issues, is not allowed. The program is also not for people who take opiate medication for chronic pain as this can interact with the medication that is used with The Sinclair Method. All medication questions can be addressed by your prescribing physician.
What treatment protocol does Thrive use?
At Thrive, we support people who are using The Sinclair Method in order to make meaningful habit, lifestyle and behavior changes so they can transform their relationship with alcohol for good.
The Sinclair Method is a harm-reduction approach for treating alcohol addiction that uses the medication naltrexone.
Thrive can refer you to a telemedicine physician for your medication prescription and management.
Inside the program, we help our members gradually change their drinking habits by focusing on the whole person in order to address the biological, psychological, behavioral and spiritual aspects of alcohol use disorder.
Members benefit from ongoing group coaching calls, 1x1 or group peer support, a library of video courses and resources, daily articles and tips, and so much more!
Plus, everything is accessible from your computer or your smartphone, and the entire program can be done privately from home.
Who is behind Thrive?
Thrive Alcohol Recovery was launched 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 since 2018. Thrive was started in order to help more people to be successful with TSM by providing tools, resources and support to help them make the necessary habit, lifestyle and behavior changes needed in order to transform their relationship with alcohol through TSM. 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 a medication that has been approved for treatment of alcoholism by the FDA since 1994. It was the cornerstone of Dr David Sinclair's research and discovery into pharmacological extinction of alcohol addiction, also known as The Sinclair Method.
Naltrexone is considered safe to use and associated withfew side effects; however, all medications have a side effect profile. Side effects as a result of naltrexone use are reported to be relatively rare, but they do occur in some instances. Some include:2
Nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are the most common reported side effects; however, these typically resolve over time.
Some individuals may experience muscle stiffness, cramps, and headaches.
Sleep disruptions (including both insomnia and hypersomnia), anxiety, and dizziness have also been reported.
Individuals should not use opiate drugs while taking naltrexone. People who use opiate drugs and take naltrexone may experience opioid withdrawal symptoms as naltrexone is an opioid antagonist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that individuals who use naltrexone should be abstinent from opioid drugs for a week to 10 days.1,2Because naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, people using it and who also use opioid medications for their psychoactive effects will not experience the typical “high” that they get from opiate drugs. This may result in individuals taking more opiate drugs than they normally would and potentially overdosing on opiates.
Pregnant women should not use naltrexone.
If you don't have a naltrexone prescription, Thrive can refer you to a telemedicine physician who specializes in the use of naltrexone for alcohol use disorder.
For questions about the safety of naltrexone, please consult your
Can I drink alcohol on The Sinclair Method?
In Dr David Sinclair's research, consuming alcohol was a part of the treatment protocol. Dr Sinclair showed through his clinical trials that pharmacological extinction of alcohol use disorder can occur when an individual drinks paired with naltrexone.
Who is The Sinclair Method for?
The Sinclair Method (TSM) is for people who want to drink less alcohol, or eventually quit drinking alcohol. Since TSM requires a medication prescription, ultimately your physician will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment protocol. At Thrive, we can refer you to a telemedicine physician who specializes in this treatment
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 have a few different types of 1-on-1 support, in addition to group support. When you join you'll have a 1-on-1 Welcome Coaching Call with a TSM Coach via Zoom to get you started in the program and on the method. You can also purchase additional 1-on-1 coaching session at anytime. You'll also have unlimited access to private 1-on-1 messaging with a TSM Coach, Mentor or 'TSM Friend' via a private chat inside the program. We also offer ongoing group coaching calls throughout the week, and many other live events and workshops. You can learn more about how coaching works 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 and may refer you to a specialist).
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. Since our program supports people who have been prescribed naltrexone following the Sinclair Method, this treatment is intended for people who are actively drinking to reduce their drinking over time. Some of our members do choose to be abstinent after their treatment, while others continue to drink alcohol in moderation. Ultimately, it's up to you and your doctor to determine your drinking goals, and our support program will help you get there!
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!