Sinclair Method is the commercial name for pharmacological extinction of alcohol use disorder. It’s an emerging treatment protocol from Europe that produces unsurpassed results compared to other models. It forms the basis of the Alcure program to reduce or stop drinking alcohol.
The Sinclair Method extinguishes alcohol use disorder by blocking, through the targeted dosing of naltrexone, a safe, FDA approved medication, your endorphins that are released each time you sip alcohol. In effect, by taking the medication consistently each time you drink, you are accomplishing an extinction session because you are disassociating the alcohol from the effect of endorphins.
There are a lot of different terms to describe how alcohol is used, with alcohol use disorder the latest phrase on the scene. Sometimes it may be difficult to distinguish which one is most appropriate.
Years of heavy alcohol use and a damaged liver go hand in hand. Most of the components of alcohol move from your stomach to your liver for processing. When alcohol is consumed in excess, the liver can’t keep up, leading to serious long-term complications.