Drink Less with Alcure
Using the Sinclair Method
Available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Texas.
Gently disrupt the urge to drink with safe, FDA approved medication
Your Alcure provider will prescribe naltrexone, a safe FDA approved medication. Naltrexone blocks neurochemicals that reinforce the desire to drink alcohol.
Take the medication in a targeted way
We’ll show you how to follow Sinclair Method protocol where you take a naltrexone pill only when you drink alcohol.
Unlimited access to your medical provider and our videos
You’ll have unlimited email and video chat access to your Alcure provider and our tutorials so that you can make adjustments to optimize treatment and get the best results.
Reach control in 4-6 months, stop in 9 months
Most Sinclair Method patients reach controlled drinking in 4-6 months and 78% will stop drinking in 9 months. Studies show success is boosted approximately 10% with strict medication dosing compliance. That’s why our video tutorials focus on protocol compliance. Choose to either stop or cut back as a goal.
“The Sinclair Method offers a graduated way for people to cut back on their drinking without risking alcohol withdrawal. It can provide a safe and effective way for people to cut their drinking back to a safe and manageable place.”
Sinikka Green, M.D., Emergency Medicine
Video Chat Sessions
You’ll start with an initial medical assessment with your Alcure medical provider.
As you progress through treatment you’ll have unlimited access to your Alcure provider by video chat and email for guidance to optimize treatment.
Our platform comes with robust security and privacy for video chat sessions and you can video chat from any device.
We’ll give you access to our video tutorials and courses which are divided into three modules.
The first module walks you through Sinclair Method dosing protocol so you’ll become a pro at medication dosing compliance, key to success.
The second module shows you how to harness a phase called “upregulation”, which is when the medication eliminates from your body. During the upregulation phase, healthy behaviors are reinforced because your body is more sensitive to endorphin-backed activities.
The third module curates wellness principles to help you neutralize secondary causes of excess drinking. Our third module is the most comprehensive and covers a wide variety of topics.
Some clients will require an increase in medication dosage, some a temporary decrease and others repeat medication dosing when they drink.
Each client is different and by having your Alcure medical provider monitor your progress, you’ll make adjustments so you can reach your desired goal in the quickest time possible.
Your New Lifestyle
Clients usually report a growing indifference toward alcohol as they progress.
Once clients reach their goal they move onto the maintenance stage of Sinclair Method treatment.
That involves periodic check-ins with your Alcure medical provider for a reassessment and refill of your naltrexone medication.
Sinclair Method Benefits
You don’t have to go “cold turkey” which is difficult and often doesn’t last.
You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars for an out-patient rehab program.
You choose your treatment goal to either cut back drinking or quit entirely.
You’ll accomplish more with your at-home activities and personal goals.
You’ll improve your relationships.
You’ll achieve better physical health.
You’ll save money since you won’t be spending so much on alcohol.
(Genuine emails received from our clients.)
M., California, starting at a baseline of drinking 3 times per week and consuming an average of 10 drinks each time, an average craving rating of 7 out of 10 and reporting difficulty stopping drinking once started.
Hi Gretel, I’m coming up on my six months of using medication and have really noticed a difference.
K., Georgia, after 7 months and 28 days in the Alcure program and starting at a baseline of drinking 7 times per week, 5 drinks each time on average for about 5 hours, and reporting an 8 out of 10 craving just before starting to drink.
Hi James, I am so happy with the results of naltrexone! I started the program on October 1, 2020. I was 100% compliant with taking naltrexone and so hopeful it would work. I had great support from Dr. Fields. I reached out to him about once a month, often when I felt...
L., California, after 106 days in the Alcure program and starting at a baseline of drinking 7 times per week, 5 drinks each time on average for about 3 hours, and reporting a 10 out of 10 craving just before starting to drink.
I think it really tamed my desire for heavy alcohol (i.e. tequila). I really toned down to 2 or 3 glasses of wine per night.. much more controlled. I think it also helped me shed 10 pounds! If I go back to old habits, I will be back in touch!
K., Maine, after 5 months in the Alcure program and starting at a baseline of drinking 7 times per week, 3 drinks each time on average for about 3 hours, and reporting difficulty stopping drinking once starting.
I am thrilled with my progress on the program (less than 1 drink a week as I enter my fifth month) and cannot say enough about the information, respectful approach and guidance Alcure has provided .. The one good thing about this terrible year  is your program....
Do I have to abstain from drinking for a period before I start?
What's it like to drink on the medication?
Once I get my stuff under control do I have to keep taking the medication?
Do I have to request refills of the medication?
What happens when I only need a maintenance supply of the medication?
Am I locked into a subscription?
No, you may cancel recurring payments at any time and are only responsible for the month in which you cancel. Contact email@example.com.
Can I get reimbursed from my medical insurance?
Yes. We provide you a "superbill" each month if you elect to use insurance. A superbill is a detailed receipt identifying the billing codes used by insurance companies to process payments for the type of treatment we provide. We cannot guarantee reimbursement and you may wish to consult your insurance company first for eligibility. Ask us for an example superbill to run by your insurance company in advance.
Can I get reimbursed from my employer?
Will anyone find out about my program enrollment or use of naltrexone, such as an insurance company?
What if I have a surgery or procedure coming up and I'm taking the medication?
Often a doctor performing a surgery or procedure will anticipate using an opioid-based pain medication to alleviate any pain associated with the surgery or procedure. Opioid-based medications will not work if you have naltrexone in your system.
Your doctor may recommend avoiding naltrexone for three days before the surgery or procedure, with the expectation the naltrexone will be eliminated from your system by the third day and the doctor will then feel comfortable using an opioid-based medication if he or she elects to do so.
Patients facing surgeries or procedures should advise their doctor of the last time naltrexone was taken, as that can influence the choice of opioid-based pain medication the doctor may use.
Be sure to advise your doctor well in advance of your naltrexone use so he or she can be equipped with all relevant information to best manage any pain safely as it pertains to your specific health history and the surgery or procedure you're facing.
Are there side effects to the medication?
The vast majority of patients will not experience any side effects from the medication, some will experience mild to moderate side effects that usually go away after a short period, and a few will experience more adverse side effects. Our providers assist each patient as-needed with a number of strategies to lessen or eliminate side effects should they occur, including the use of simple OTC remedies and in some cases prescribing other medications.