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The Sinclair Method: Applying effort in place of willpower

Co-written by Michael J Haas Many people share a common misconception about the Sinclair Method (TSM): because TSM doesn’t require willpower, they can and should ignore everything else involved in their addiction. This is simply not true. TSM doesn’t require willpower the way abstinence-based methods do, but it absolutely does require effort – in compliance,…
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Enjoying life again

The following was written by Bonnie M. and used with permission for Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day. It has not been edited in any form. C Three Foundation and TSM have changed my life. One year ago I was a total mess. Drinking to excess every single day. Without TSM I would have probably lost…
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Getting life back from alcohol

The following was written by LG and used with permission for Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day. It has not been edited in any form. My drinking spiraled out of control (in secret) after facing some back to back, traumatic and stressful life events.  Never feeling like AA was for me, I wanted to get back…
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A medical solution to alcohol addiction

The following was written by WK and used with permission for Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day. It has not been edited in any form. As someone who went through the 12 Step Rehab thing, I find it insane that I was never told about a method like TSM. Even after a hospital stay for seizures…
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Breaking through a brick wall

Naltrexone, TSM and Claudia gave me hope… there’s nothing better than hope!

The following was written by C. B. and used with permission for Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day. It has not been edited in any form. When someone like me who is pretty ‘in control’ most of the time then has AUD – Alcohol Use Disorder – take over, it’s darn scary. About three years ago…
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The difference between forced abstinence and post-extinction abstinence.

The following was written by Seth R and used with permission for Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day. The original appeared in a TSM peer-support Facebook page called Your Life, Your Recovery on May 4, 2019. Happy Saturday everyone.Since I haven’t started a topic in a while I thought it being Mental Health Awareness month I’d…
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June 12, 2019 is Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day

Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day

Get involved in our first ever day of spreading TSM around the world – June 12, 2019 On June 12, 2019 the C Three Foundation is celebrating six years of operation with the inaugural Global Sinclair Method Awareness Day and we are offering you the opportunity to participate. Below are ways you can get involved…
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Alcohol Rewards and the Sinclair Method

When most people think about the reward from drinking alcohol, one of the first things that comes to mind is the “buzz” or intoxicating effects. With that in mind, some people new to the Sinclair Method (TSM) begin with the expectation that they will take their medication and it will keep them from getting drunk.…
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Navigating Dry January While on the Sinclair Method

Every January we hear the same question – “Should I attempt Dry January (or ‘Dryuary’ as it is also known) while I’m on the Sinclair Method (TSM)?” The Good There are many benefits to beginning a new year without alcohol. If you have wined, dined, and celebrated your way though the holiday season, abstaining from…
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Tracking Drinks: Standard Units of Alcohol

One of the simplest concepts in alcohol reduction and moderation, tracking one’s alcohol-containing drinks, can also be one of the most confusing to understand. Perhaps part of the confusion comes from the often touted and complete oversimplification of one shot = one beer = one glass of wine. Unfortunately, this one equation could be part…
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