The Cure for Alcoholism book.
The Cure for Alcoholism
The medically proven way to eliminate Alcohol Addiction – Roy D. Eskapa, PhD,
I thought this book was excellent and could really help a lot of people understand the “Sinclair Method”, that has the potential to really help those who have fallen into alcoholism or addiction, and who find it very difficult, to moderate or abstain. The “Sinclair Method” involves taking a pill before drinking, that will remove the pleasure, and hence the cravings for alcohol, over time. This gives people a chance to cut down in a less brutal way, than suddenly going abstinent. Very few people remain abstinent at first, using traditional methods, and can often give up on recovery, after a short time feeling they have failed. The method in this book would change that and give a greater number of people, the chance to change for the better, and put addiction behind them. I would urge anybody, with alcoholism or addiction issues, to read this book.
I would not wish active alcoholism or opiate addiction on anybody, it really is horrible, yet even though I believe that alcoholism/addiction is a learnt behaviour, it is not easy to change your ways, and stop drinking. You have to change the way you mind reacts to the idea of drinking and this book provides you with a good method to do this.
I actually became angry at one point as I read, not with the book, but because I could think of so many people who could have been helped by these methods, yet they are not hearing about this! The AA “steps” approach is so out of date and sounds completely ridiculous after reading this. I am not saying a support group is not useful, but the fact that “faith healing in the 12 step world” is given more importance than scientific progress is criminal in my opinion. The book does talk about the fact that Naltrexone, which is one of the drugs that is used for the “Sinclair Method” being out of patent and therefore is not going to make anybody a huge amount of money, as being one of the reasons it is not being pushed more as a solution. It talks about the 12 step recovery business, being established ways of making money, as being part of the problem. These “treatment centers” have grown out of AA and generally do not have high success rates, but make a lot of money. Inpatient treatment, could be pretty much wiped out using the method in this book as people would detox on their own.
The book describes the way that the “Sinclair Method” works and how it differs from traditional approaches. It chemical extinguishes, the cravings for alcohol, over a period of time. The patient drinks alcohol an hour after taking the pill, and over a few months the desire to drink will drop or cease. People can then keep a pill on them for when they want to have a social drink. This actually allows people to detox at home, and protects against the binges that people sometimes go on when they relapse from 12 step methods or other solutions.
The book has sections which are aimed at people with a drink problem, and those who treat it. This is important as many doctors seem to be unaware about this method. The book also has a website that mentions updates about the method. There are also downloads of sections of the book in PDF format so you can get an idea of the approach in much more detail than I can put on my site here https://www.the-sinclair-method.com/the-cure-for-alcoholism-by-dr-roy-eskapa/
There are a couple of drugs that give a similar result and one area that I believe has changed since the book was published, is the availability to people via the NHS in the UK, which is looking at more evidence based solutions. Here is a link to a site that has information about this method for the UK as well as lots more that explains the “Sinclair method” http://www.c3foundationeurope.org/nhs-information/
The book talks about using the medication along side counselling if necessary, which would be helpful for many people. It talks about how it was tested and how high the results are for good outcomes. AA has a low success rate, similar to those who give up on their own (thought to be fair, most people who go there have tried to stop on their own anyway and failed, and some are sent by courts and not really interested). Other methods do not fare that much better, despite having more rational approaches (they are also not reaching that many people) and many people have a hard job stopping because of other mental problems. Naltrexone and the “Sinclair method” could take a lot of the nasty part about getting sober out of alcoholism, giving more people a chance to rebuild their lives. People can still have problems such as suicidal thoughts or have problems dealing with life without drink and so the book acknowledges that support groups and counselling can be helpful.
The methods described so well in this book could help so many people but it is not getting the exposure, that it deserves. It would be good to read this book after having a look at Claudia Christian’s film (she is in the book as well), as it would give you a great background about how this could work for you. https://www.recoveringfromrecovery.com/pill/
My thoughts on the Sinclair Method.
The book claims a really high success rate, which is way above any other method. I am sure that some unfortunate people will stop taking the drug, as they want to go back to getting drunk, then say it did not work (I know somebody that did this), but for those that want to stop, this could be the best answer. It certainly does not require taking part in any stupid religion, which is what most people who stay in AA end up doing, although as I have already mentioned some will face a bit of a shock about the realities of life, when they sober up and could benefit from a support group. It certainly gives people the opportunity to sober up on their own terms and not have to go to endless meetings which put a lot of people off. It would also save a lot of families wasting money on solutions such as 12 step rehabs which have as poor results as AA. I am glad that I never went to rehab and used money on outpatient help after about 15 months of stopping drinking, but I feel I could have got my drinking under control a lot earlier and with less stress, if I had read something like this fifteen or twenty years ago, or have been told about this by a health professional.
I hope that this goes on to become the default method for treating alcoholism. Things often take a long time for things to be accepted in the medical world and the treatment industry is even more conservative than other areas. I think if people bothered to look into this , they would be as positive as me about this method. There would still be room for support groups, as many encounter problems and need advice when confronted with an alcohol free world, but many seem to want to hold back progress, especially those who make a living from the 12 step world! It is such a shame that AA does not bother to tell those newcomers to meetings who are struggling, that this solution is available! It could save a lot of misery and prevent death!
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