Located in Southern California where Sinclair Method treatment in the U.S. first gained traction, we're among the first online Sinclair Method providers and treated our first client in late 2017. We steadily grew and took advantage of treating hundreds of more clients throughout 27 states during the pandemic when telehealth restrictions were temporarily lifted to allow cross-boundary treatment by doctors holding a license in any state. 

Our cofounder Jim Kamanski sought to find an innovative solution for alcohol use disorder after experiencing its impact in a personal relationship, and our cofounder Sarah Novia, a therapist in Southern California, had a client successfully using the Sinclair Method with the help of Los Angeles-based actress Claudia Christian, head of the C3 Foundation, the leading nonprofit promoting the Sinclair Method worldwide.

The Sinclair Method was invented in Finland and had been used to treat over 60,000 people there as early as 2006, but in the U.S. it remained a grassroots and "alternative" form of treatment for alcohol use disorder. Only patients that dug around online would find out about the Sinclair Method, and those who tried it almost always had success and became raving fans, and several Facebook groups eventually formed.

But hardly any medical providers offered or even knew about the treatment, and to this day it's still in early adoption among U.S. medical providers and patients. Once we discovered the breakthrough Sinclair Method treatment offered we launched Alcure, and we've been on a mission ever since to bring this state-of-the-art treatment to as many people as possible while also optimizing on it so that it's affordable, easy and highly effective.

As such, we introduced key features to include unlimited messaging and video chat with your Alcure provider so there would be no barrier to that all-important need for professional guidance, support and feedback while going through the process, and coaching video modules that can be replayed as many times as needed to cement concepts containing over 10 hours of curated content hitting the three major steps of Sinclair Method treatment:

(1) mastering the dosing protocol;

(2) leveraging the upregulation phase of naltrexone dosing to jumpstart healthy endorphin-backed activities;

(3) providing comprehensive, research-based and evidence-backed video lessons on neutralizing secondary causes of alcohol use disorder. 

We also rounded out our program with one-to-one coaching upon request. The result that came is a highly efficient, effective, easy-to-use and optimized system for executing on the Sinclair Method.

We're not here for repeat clients. Plenty of people unfortunately have alcohol use disorder. Our goal is guide you through a well-designed journey with a distinct endpoint that restores you back to a healthy state free of difficulty managing drinking. Of course we're always here if you need us, but with our program we provide a final solution and dismiss the idea that addiction to alcohol means you have to engage in a lifelong struggle and brand yourself as permanently in recovery.

Meet Our Team

doctor sinikka green

Sinikka Green, MD

Dr. Green oversees Alcure clients and specializes in Emergency Medicine where she has treated persons experiencing some of the more severe effects of alcohol use disorder. Dr. Green earned her medical degree in 2002 at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Emergency Medicine Physician in Texas and has held the position of Facility Medical Director at an Austin-based emergency room medical center. Dr. Green is licensed in multiple states.

physician associate Gretel Espina

Gretel Espina, PA

Ms. Espina treats Alcure clients in California and Texas. She is a nationally certified Physician Associate. During her PA career she has worked in several medical specialties including: Interventional Radiology, Aesthetic Medicine, Concierge Medicine and Urgent Care. Gretel earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Sciences in 2012 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. As a PA in a large medical center in Los Angeles, she has treated patients with severe medical manifestations of alcohol use disorder.

doctor clifford fields

Clifford Fields, DO

Dr. Fields treats Alcure clients primarily on the East Coast. He is board-eligible in Addiction Medicine and board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He currently practices Emergency Medicine and Addiction medicine. His main focus is the treatment of people with opiate and alcohol use disorders. Dr. Fields earned his medical degree in 1985 at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He also served as a General Medical Officer and Squadron Medical Officer with the U.S. Navy. Dr. Fields is licensed in multiple states.

cofounder and therapist sarah novia

Sarah Novia, cofounder, MS, EdS, LPCC, BC-TMH

Sarah is a Los Angeles-based Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise in treating clients facing a variety of challenges including alcohol use disorder and other addictions. She provides therapy services to Alcure clients in California and Connecticut that request it as an add-on service.

cofounder and attorney james kamanski

James Kamanski, cofounder, JD

Jim is a Southern California-based attorney with a practice background requiring extensive knowledge of medicine, has counseled over a hundred individual and large corporate clients, and has worked with hundreds of health care providers as consultants and expert witnesses. He's developed an expertise in Sinclair Method treatment and offers coaching to Alcure clients that request it included as part of the Alcure program.