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The Alcohol Freedom Program

Helping you get back to a balanced relationship with alcohol so that you can live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life

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Welcome! πŸ‘‹ You're here because you're ready to change your drinking habits so that you can live your best life possible. And we'd love to help you reach your goals.

 

The Alcohol Freedom Program is a private, self-guided and evidence-based program that supports you in permanently changing your drinking habits through The Sinclair Method. This is not an abstinence-based program as drinking is required (for at least a period of time) while using The Sinclair Method. About 75% of our members have an end-goal of moderation, while the other 25% desire to go abstinent one day. So no matter your personal goals, we can help you reach them. πŸ€—

 

If you're brand new to The Sinclair Method and would like to know more, you can find more information here.

 

Does This Sound Like Your Current Relationship With Alcohol?

 

  • Have you tried to cut back or quit drinking in the past but found it hard to do so because of urges and cravings to drink?

 

  • Are you successful in most areas of your life – but for some reason not when it comes to controlling your alcohol?

 

  • Are you feeling more concerned about the consequences of your drinking and what the future might look like if you don’t get it under control?

 

  • Are you tired of wasting hours and days being hungover?

 

  • Do you secretly believe that you can get back in control, but you just haven’t found a way to do so yet?

 

  • Do you feel like you're missing out on living your best life because excessive drinking gets in the way?

 

  • Do you want to have more control over how much you drink without white-knuckling, willpower or going abstinent?

☝️ If you answered YES to any of the above questions – please know that you are not alone, and we are so glad that you're here. Even if you've tried lots of other ways to improve your drinking without success, The Alcohol Freedom Program is a truly different approach that has helped tons of people just like you to break free from problem drinking for good.

πŸ‘‹ Welcome to The Alcohol Freedom Program! A quick hello from our co-founder Katie Lain

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What Is The Alcohol Freedom Program?

 

This program is designed to help you reach your personal goals in changing your relationship with alcohol. We are not an abstinence-based program as science has shown that abstinence can actually induce alcohol cravings (more on that below). Most of our members also have a long-term goal to drink moderately and with control...and we help them get there with the right tools, resources and support. πŸ’ͺ

This Program Is

  • A place that empowers you to choose the type of relationship you want to have with alcohol – moderation or abstinence

  • A place to transform your relationship with alcohol for good

  • Here to show you that alcohol use disorder is a learned behavior that can be permanently unlearned

  • A place that fosters your growth beyond alcohol use disorder so you can be your best self

  • A place for learning, growing and changing where "mistakes" or "failures" are only viewed as learning opportunities

This Program Is Not

  • A place that will require abstinence (drinking is actually required for at least a period of time)

  • Here to convince you that sobriety is ultimately the best choice (in fact, many people join with the end goal of moderate drinking)

  • A place to label yourself as anything that disempowers you

  • Here to convince you that alcohol use disorder is a lifelong condition/disease

  • A place for shame, guilt or regrets for any challenges with alcohol

Real Life Success Stories

I used to be someone who drank at least a bottle of wine every night. Even just one alcohol-free day each week was hard for me and something I had to "force" myself to do. Now almost one year later, I still can't believe that I enjoy tea most evenings and wine only on special occasions. So grateful!

- M in Iowa

My drinking was gradually getting worse and worse. I tried AA for a while but I knew that it was not for me. Finally after 10 years of searching I found something that worked and gave me back control over my drinking. This approach has been a game-changer.

- W in Florida

 

How It Works

 

When you join The Alcohol Freedom Program, you'll have instant access to a holistic, self-paced and comprehensive program that will guide you through the process of permanently changing your drinking habits using The Sinclair Method (TSM). When you join you'll meet 1-1 with a Sinclair Method coach who will get you started and answer any questions you have. We'll help you to:

 

β€£ Change unhelpful drinking habits

β€£ Transform your relationship with alcohol

β€£ Reclaim control over your life

β€£ Improve your health & relationships

β€£ Regain confidence, clarity & happiness

β€£ Live free from alcohol use disorder πŸŽ‰

 

Here's how.

 

Step 1:
Get out of the "abstinence-only" mindset

Science has proven that when people with alcohol use disorder go abstinent, it can actually increase craving and lead to relapse, without dealing with the "root cause" of the problem. This is known as The Alcohol Deprivation Effect (ADE), and you can read more about it here

Step 2:
Understand your brain

Over-drinking is a learned behavior that resides in the brain. With the right tools, including medication, behavior and lifestyle change, it can be unlearned and reversed over time. The Sinclair Method is proven to have a 78% success rate for most people, especially when combined with the right tools and support system

Step 3:
Practice The Sinclair Method

The Sinclair Method (TSM) addresses the root cause of alcohol use disorder in the brain so that you can focus on changing habits and creating a more balanced relationship with alcohol. TSM is about 50% of the equation, while lifestyle and behavior change is the other 50% (and is exactly what we focus on in this program!)

Step 4:
Focus on your future self

Having a strong vision for our future self helps keep us motivated and shapes our daily goals and actions. For many of us, we have lived years or decades in a habit of over-drinking, so it is important to cultivate a vision for the future self we want to become after alcohol use disorder

 

Step 5:
Invest in your future self

It took time to learn alcohol use disorder so it will take time to unlearn it as well. Lasting change takes time, resources, focus, commitment and perseverance... and it's worth every bit of it! When we have alcohol use disorder, so often we are not focused on what is best for our future self, and we help you change that

 

What Exactly Is The Sinclair Method?

 

The Sinclair Method (TSM) is a cornerstone of The Alcohol Freedom Program. It is an evidence-based protocol for undoing alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the brain (where it resides), resulting in what’s known as “pharmacological extinction” or just "extinction" for short. It has been clinically proven to have a 78% success rate.

This method involves taking a medication that blocks the endorphins that are released when we drink alcohol. The process of extinction is gradual and usually takes about six months or more – however people usually see small, steady and very encouraging improvements along the way. About 75% of people who go on The Sinclair Method have a goal to drink in moderation, and others have a future goal of abstinence. Both are achievable goals with this method.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SINCLAIR METHOD

"I've tried lots of ways to cut back on drinking before and nothing has worked...how are The Alcohol Freedom Program and The Sinclair Method different?"

 

In short...we are turning traditional treatment for alcohol use disorder on its head! 

The truth is, today we have a much greater understanding of how alcohol use disorder (AUD) functions on the brain. 🧠 

What's unfortunate is that many treatment programs are still operating with guidelines that are based on near-century-old models of strict abstinence, step work and willpower... and the belief that AUD (or alcoholism) is an incurable, lifelong disease.

This approach to alcohol treatment has been shown to be ineffective for the vast majority of people...and has not caught up with 21st century science and medical research on how alcohol use disorder functions on the brain...and how it can be reversed.

 

With advances in science and medicine, we now know that:

 

  • AUD is not a lifelong disease that is a result of bad genetics (sure genes play a part, but only a part) 

  • AUD is not a character defect or a negative reflection on the type of person you are (because you're probably pretty awesome)

  • Problem drinking can happen to anyone no matter their background, race, religion, character or personality 

  • AUD is primarily a learned behavior (that can be learned by anyone), and that means (that with the right tools) it can also be unlearned πŸŽ‰

  • And! We now have more options for changing their drinking habits that...

 

β€£ Do not require abstinence 

β€£ Can be done discreetly without life interruptions

β€£ Do not require labels

β€£ Eliminate alcohol cravings

β€£ Give you back total control over alcohol

β€£ Are highly effective – TSM is proven to have a 78% success rate

 

What's Included

 

When you join, you'll have lifetime access to resources, tools and real-time support that will help you to permanently change your drinking habits through The Sinclair Method. Everything is also accessible from your computer or via the mobile app.

 

Everything You'll Need to Succeed

We set you up for success in changing your drinking habits using The Sinclair Method, which tackles the biological aspects of problem drinking. The course videos, exercises and community support will help you to gradually make meaningful lifestyle changes so that you can create a life free from alcohol use disorder – whether your goal is moderation or abstinence.

Lifetime Access to The Alcohol Freedom Program

Our ultimate goal is to help you get back to a balanced relationship with alcohol so that you can live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Everything in our program is self-paced, and you'll have lifetime access to all of the resources and support you need.

Expert Support for The Sinclair Method

The Alcohol Freedom Program was built by our co-founders Katie Lain and Karen Dion – each having personal experience with overcoming alcohol use disorder through The Sinclair Method. They have also coached and mentored hundreds of others through this process. This program was built specifically for TSM through years of trial and error, and personal and professional experience. 

Physician Referral Service

An aspect of our program involves the use of a medication that has been FDA-approved for treating alcohol use disorder (naltrexone). If you don't already have a prescription, we will refer you to one of our preferred telemedicine physician partners.

Exclusive Exercises & Frameworks

Get supported at each stage of your journey with exercises specifically designed for The Sinclair Method that will help you apply what you've learned, practice meaningful self-inquiry and apply frameworks that will keep you focused on your daily small actions and goals.

Access to the Private Community

24/7 access to the private Community where you can connect with others in real time, access resources, ask questions and get support at every stage of your journey. Our founders are also always sharing helpful tips, new videos and blogs, in addition to holding live virtual events.

Video Courses

As a member of the program, you'll have access to a library of video courses designed specifically for changing your relationship with alcohol using The Sinclair Method. These videos are self-paced and offer step-by-step guidance for common challenges, questions and milestones.

Unlimited Messaging Support

As a member of the program, you will have access to unlimited messaging support with your coach. This support will help you with any questions or challenges that come up between live support sessions.

 A Welcome Call With Your Coach 

*plus the option to add additional sessions if needed
When you join, you'll meet with your coach who will help you get started in the program. You'll also have the option to add additional 1-on-1 support at any time. A TSM coach can help you to get clarity on how to do the protocol correctly, set goals, help you be accountable and also serve as a source of encouragement as you embark down this very important journey.

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Do I Need 1-on-1 Coaching for The Sinclair Method? πŸ€”

 

A lot of people wonder if coaching is needed to be successful on The Sinclair Method, and it really varies from person to person and at which stage they are in the journey.

Getting a coach early-on will help you ensure that you understand the most fundamental components of this process so that you can avoid common mistakes. It can also be helpful after you've been on the method for a while in order to help with goal setting and habit change.

In general, most people will benefit from working with a TSM coach as it can take your experience from functional to optimal – especially when you're motivated and ready to change. πŸ™Œ  A coach can help you to recognize areas of success and improvement, bring more clarity to the process and support you in developing further and faster on your path to freedom from alcohol use disorder.

 

Here Are Four Main Benefits to Working with a TSM Coach

 

  1. Help you see things from a different perspective. When people are in the day-to-day of TSM it can sometimes be difficult to know if they're on track and making the progress they set out for. A TSM coach will listen to your experiences about your current wins and challenges, be able to identify areas of opportunity for you to tackle next and ask you the right questions in order to help you see things from a fresh perspective. 

  2. Greater commitment to the process. When you commit to working with a coach – you’re automatically more committed and invested in the process of TSM (time, money, attention). And with greater commitment comes greater motivation.

  3. Accountability. There is something very powerful about having someone to be accountable to. We've had clients tell us that they will think twice about having another drink or be able to have more alcohol-free days when they know they have a coaching session coming up. It's just human nature – we want to be able to demonstrate that we're making progress.

  4. Help you see the potential in you that you may not see with yourself. Especially with people who have AUD – we are often in the habit of beating ourselves up and can easily dismiss successes or harp on our challenges. A coach can help you recognize where you’re doing well and the next best areas to work on.
     

The good news is that as a member of The Alcohol Freedom Program, you will have the option to add 1-on-1 coaching at anytime. πŸŽ‰ 

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Inside The Alcohol Freedom Program

When you join the program, you'll have lifetime access to a vault of resources, tools and real-time support that will help. you to thrive with The Sinclair Method so that you can get busy living your best life possible. 

 

 

As a member, you'll get lifetime access to:

 

A library of video courses, resources and exercises that will help you to change your drinking habits through The Sinclair Method. You'll also have access to the thriving community of people who are all changing their drinking habits together using The Sinclair Method. We'll always be sharing tips, guidance and answering your questions in the Community feed.

 

  • πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’» The Alcohol Freedom Program

  • πŸŽ₯ Over 30+ video courses to guide you step by step

  • πŸ“² Accessible anywhere from your computer or the mobile app

  • πŸ“  Simple & easy-to-use exercises designed specifically for The Sinclair Method

  • πŸ™Œ Private community for 24/7 support, feedback & connection

  • πŸ“© Unlimited private messaging support with a TSM coach

  • πŸ’ͺ The option to add 1-on-1 coaching at anytime

  • 🌎 24/7 access to a supportive, unique and thriving community of people from around the world who are committed to success on The Sinclair Method

  • πŸ•΅οΈ‍♂️ The option of privacy and anonymity – you choose what you share

  • πŸ™‹‍♀️ Weekly content and videos from co-founder and Sinclair Method success story Katie Lain based on member questions, challenges or requests

  • πŸŽ₯ Bi-monthly live Sinclair Method conversations and Q&As with our co-founders and TSM coaches

  • πŸ“– Recommended and useful resources

  • πŸ“ Exclusive daily posts that will inspire, educate and support your journey

  • πŸ₯³ Ongoing access to Sinclair Method success stories that will allow you to learn about others' experiences and keep you encouraged

  • πŸ‘©‍βš•οΈ Physician referral service (if needed)

 

Daily tips & guidance to help you succeed πŸ‘‡

 

As a member, you'll have access to our 24/7 community feed where you'll see daily tips, guidance and encouragement for your journey on The Sinclair Method.

 

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Real Life Success Stories

Plugging into this program has helped me stay committed to The Sinclair Method despite many challenges. I learn so much everyday, and everyone is so supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental... I check in here at least twice a day. I'm grateful to be a member! Thanks for creating such an awesome place.

- M in Kansas

Before I joined I was doing The Sinclair Method all on my own...I felt like I didn't have a plan. Now I feel like I have a plan, plus community support.

- J in Washington

When you join everything is accessible from your computer or mobile device!

About The Sinclair Method Video Courses

When you sign up, you'll have lifetime access to our exclusive video courses and exercises. These courses will take you through the process of changing your drinking habits using The Sinclair Method step by step. πŸ“š The library of exercises that will help you with daily mindfulness, goal setting and habit change.

πŸŽ₯ The Essentials Video Course

  • Provides the essential information you'll need for getting started on The Sinclair Method so that you can be confident that you understand the method fully and are following the protocol correctly

  • Great for people just getting started on TSM – and an excellent refresher for people who have been on the method for a while

  • When you complete these lessons – you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how to do the TSM protocol, how naltrexone is working in this process and how to set yourself up for success on this method

  • You'll also have access to PDFs that include the key points covered in each video

πŸŽ₯ The Elevate Video Course

  • Provides guidance you'll need for long-term success with TSM so that you can truly become free from AUD and live your best life

  • Great for people just starting on TSM and also those who are further along in their journey

  • A resource library of exercises that will help you be successful with The Sinclair Method

  • When you complete these lessons – you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how AUD functions on the brain, how to navigate habit and behavior change on TSM, and how mindfulness, mindset and self care play a key role in changing your relationship with alcohol

  • You'll also have access to PDFs that include the key points covered in each video

Do you experience the "Internal Conflict" of alcohol use disorder?

 

For many people, there is an "internal conflict" within us about our relationship with alcohol. We might be in control of most other areas in our life, but it when it comes to alcohol – despite our best intentions we may have little-to-no control over it.

When we notice that we're in a pattern of over-drinking – sometimes it feels like it's something that snuck up on us and we're not sure exactly when or how it happened.

For some it can turn into a sort of mental obsession where we find ourselves thinking about alcohol a lot, craving it or even planning our next drinking session. We might find ourselves at parties or social functions wondering if there is enough alcohol there, or realizing that we're drinking faster than everyone else.

And even if we're trying to abstain we are likely still thinking about drinking, and maybe even feeling annoyed that we can't drink...and we may try to avoid any circumstances, places or people that could trigger us to want to drink.

It's an exhausting battle that seems to only get worse with time.... which is why so many people "give in" to the urge to drink because to resist it feels futile. 

Plus – alcohol is so intertwined in many areas of our lives that it's hard for most people imagine a life without it. 

☝️And the truth is...even though drinking may be resulting in some negative consequences – there are usually still things that we enjoy about it. And most of us are not in the place where we want to give it up for good because we'd still like to have the option to drink – but we just want to have greater control.

For others, they may have a desire to be abstinent in the future, but need a clear path on how to get there because everything they've tried in the past hasn't worked.

If this sounds anything like you, we're thrilled that you've found The Alcohol Freedom Program! πŸŽ‰

 

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πŸ‘‹ A Quick Hello from Our Founders

 

Hi there, we're Katie Lain and Karen Dion. As founders of Thrive and both having struggled with alcohol use disorder – we just want to say, we get it.

For years we would have all the best intentions to not over-drink, to commit to a moderation plan or swear to ourselves, "This is it! I'm quitting for good!" Only to go back to drinking again because the urges and cravings were so strong.

There was always this internal conflict and mental obsession with alcohol that never seemed to go away – even when we were not drinking.

And the truth is – despite these challenges – we did not want to give up alcohol for good....we just wanted to have a better relationship to it.

It was just a few short years ago that we were where you are today – and exactly why we created Thrive. Now that we've found freedom from alcohol use disorder through The Sinclair Method – (TRUE freedom that did not require abstinence, white-knuckling cravings or willpower) we want to help others do the same.

We'd love nothing more than to support your journey of changing your drinking habits. Trust us when we say there's a whole new life waiting for you on the other side!

The Before and After

 

The transformation that happens when you get free from the cycles of alcohol use disorder are innumerable. That's because when you improve your drinking habits, it has a massive ripple effect into so many other areas of your life. Here is a snapshot from an old journal entry from our co-founder Katie Lain where she compared life before and after she found freedom from alcohol.

 

My Life Before Alcohol Freedom

  • Drinking a bottle of wine (or more) 6 to 7 days a week
  • 2 to 3 days a week were spent hungover
  • Regular "wasted" days where I couldn't get out of bed due to hangovers
  • Low confidence, low self-worth
  • I often felt depressed and anxious
  • Isolating more and more – wanting to drink alone so I could drink when and how I wanted
  • Alcohol was my #1 priority most days – I felt like I needed it to do just about anything
  • Zero self respect and very self destructive
  • My health was suffering, my skin was terrible, I was gaining weight and my liver was hurting
  • I would try to take breaks from drinking or quit but it was always "white-knuckled" and so difficult
  • I had poor sleep so I was constantly tired
  • Was drinking in secret and secretly hiding drinks from my husband and friends
  • I had a mental obsession with alcohol – was constantly thinking about it/craving it
  • Usually lacked control over how much I drank (no matter how much I tried)
  • Kept putting myself in risky or dangerous situations
  • Difficulty keeping up with life tasks like cleaning house, paying bills or doing laundry
  • Genuinely felt like I was losing out on my potential
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Settled at a job I didn't like just because I was afraid to try anything harder because it would get in the way of my drinking

My Life After Alcohol Freedom

  • Empowered over alcohol – I always have control over how much I drink and it's actually easy (no white-knuckling)
  • Zero alcohol cravings... I truly "forget" to drink because it doesn't even cross my mind
  • A genuine sense of freedom in all areas of my life
  • A greater sense of presence in life – I didn't realize how much alcohol was such a mental distraction for me before
  • As cliché as it sounds – I genuinely feel like anything is possible in life now, and I go after my dreams
  • A more fulfilling life and a more meaningful spiritual practice
  • Constantly learning, growing and developing (alcohol stunted me)
  • The realization of how unhealthy drinking habits had such a negative ripple effect on all areas of my life – and how regaining control also made such a positive ripple effective in all areas of my life (work, finance, health, spirituality, relationships, etc)
  • Genuine self respect 
  • Better health, better skin and weight loss
  • Basically zero depression or anxiety (now I realize it was alcohol causing those things)
  • Feeling back in control and empowered in life
  • A genuine feeling of peace
  • The ability to cope with anything life throws at me without needing to escape or numb out
  • Mental clarity 
  • Huge boost in confidence
  • Getting to know myself on a whole new level
  • Great sleep = more energy
  • Zero hangovers
  • I feel like I'm living my full potential every single day
  • I'm happy

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb

 

Are you ready to get started on your new life today? We'd love to help, and there is truly no time to waste. You'll have everything you need to be successful with reaching your goals around changing your relationship with alcohol. We're here for you at every step of the way!

The Alcohol Freedom Program

Re-balance your relationship with alcohol through The Sinclair Method so that you can live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Get access to:

  • πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’» The Alcohol Freedom Program

  • πŸŽ₯ Over 30+ video courses to guide you step by step

  • πŸ“² Accessible anywhere from your computer or the mobile app

  • πŸ“  Simple & easy-to-use exercises designed specifically for The Sinclair Method

  • πŸ™Œ Private community for 24/7 support, feedback & connection

  • πŸ“© Unlimited private messaging support with a TSM coach

  • πŸ’ͺ The option to add 1-on-1 coaching at anytime

  • 🌎 24/7 access to a supportive, unique and thriving community of people from around the world who are committed to success on The Sinclair Method

  • πŸ•΅οΈ‍♂️ The option of privacy and anonymity – you choose what you share

  • πŸ™‹‍♀️ Weekly content and videos from co-founder and Sinclair Method success story Katie Lain based on member questions, challenges or requests

  • πŸŽ₯ Bi-monthly live Sinclair Method conversations and Q&As with our co-founders and TSM coaches

  • πŸ“– Recommended and useful resources

  • πŸ“ Exclusive daily posts that will inspire, educate and support your journey

  • πŸ₯³ Ongoing access to Sinclair Method success stories that will allow you to learn about others' experiences and keep you encouraged

  • πŸ‘©‍βš•οΈ Physician referral service (if needed)

 

The results:

  • βœ“ Change unhelpful drinking habits 

  • βœ“ Transform your relationship with alcohol

  • βœ“ Reclaim control over your life

  • βœ“ Improve your health & relationships

  • βœ“ Regain confidence, clarity & happiness

  • βœ“ Live FREE from alcohol use disorder

 

What are you waiting for? The sooner you change your relationship to alcohol, the sooner you'll see the positive ripple effects onto all areas of your life. And we're here to help you get where you want to go. If you have more questions about The Alcohol Freedom or The Sinclair Method, please contact us here, we'd be happy to help!

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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!

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