Dr John David Sinclair RIP
I was very sad to read that Dr John David Sinclair who has done so much to help alcoholics with his research on an extinction method using Naltrexone, passed away earlier this month. The Sinclair Method is named after him and is a system that helps alcoholics cut down their drinking over time in a manageable fashion. There is a memorial page setup here where you may leave a message for his friends and family. http://thankyousinclair.org
I do not think this method gets the exposure that it deserves, although things are starting to change, as there have been more mentions in the mainstream press over the last few months.
I have certainly met and talked to people who have done well using this method, despite the fact that they have had problems when attempting other recovery solutions. This is really important as many people need to be helped, who do not do well in the common AA environment. If I had heard about this method when I was struggling in my twenties and thirties I would certainly have used it. I could not do abstinence, and had a disastrous time attempting moderation, until I was forty and stopped for good. Using this method would have really saved me a lot of pain.
Here is Dr John David Sinclair talking about his research.
Here are some other pieces on the Sinclair Method http://www.recoveringfromrecovery.com/category/sinclair-method/
I have a new site http://www.the-sinclair-method.com/ about the sinclair methodGoogle+