• Alcohol Addiction Treatment: Sinclair Method

    A unique and innovative treatment to put you in control of your drinking.


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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Overview


    Your consultation and detox sessions will be in-clinic; length and frequency depend on the individual


    Not required


    The detox process will involve some downtime


    The Sinclair Method aims to reset the patient’s relationship with alcohol permanently


    The Sinclair Method has approximately an 80% success rate for those that follow the method properly


    Once in the maintenance phase, patients will only need to take a tablet when they are planning to drink

What is the Sinclair Method?

The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based treatment approach for alcohol addiction. It was developed by Dr David Sinclair and involves the use of a medication called naltrexone, along with continued drinking, to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption and regain control over their drinking habits.

Our medical director, Dr Joshua Berkowitz, has been offering the Sinclair Method for many years since he first worked with Dr David Sinclair, the founder of this unique and innovative treatment method.

Dr David Sinclair proposed an alcohol dependence treatment with Naltrexone. This short-acting opioid inhibitor is administered when one is continuing with your normal drinking habit and, over time, it allows you to take control of your alcohol consumption.

This alcohol addiction treatment works by blocking the receptors that trigger the positive effects that ethanol-dependent endorphins release in the brain. This medication is capable over time of changing addictive behaviours into non-addictive behaviours and can be an effective alcohol addiction treatment.

Success Rate of Dr Berkowitz with the Sinclair Method

Results from the Sinclair Method have been highly successful, and it works for about 80% of people who follow the method properly. The Method is not a magic pill though; it still relies on the patient’s personal commitment to the programme which is why Dr Berkowitz has modified his private treatment protocols for his patients to improve its chance of success. 

Based on a friendship and close working relationship with Dr David Sinclair of over three decades and from the personal experience of treating many patients during this time, Dr Berkowitz strongly believes that this modified Sinclair Method represents the best chance of success.

Dr Berkowitz is an alcohol addiction specialist , especially when it comes to employing the Sinclair Method in the UK for the best rate of recovery and successful implementation of therapy. 

If you are interested in discussing the specific requirements for your alcohol addiction treatment in a private, confidential, professional environment, please book a consultation with a member of our team.

At Wimpole Aesthetics, our aim is to put you in control of your drinking. Most patients we see in-clinic do not wish to abstain completely, but instead would like to gain the tools to manage their condition and eliminate the consequences of their drinking which has prompted them to seek treatment.

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic and progressive condition characterised by the compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcohol. It is a complex disease that affects both the physical and mental health of individuals.

Key Points to Understand about Alcoholism:

  • Alcoholism is a chronic condition characterised by an inability to control or stop drinking despite negative consequences.
  • It is a progressive disease that worsens over time if left untreated.
  • Alcoholism is associated with physical dependence, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Individuals with alcoholism often prioritise drinking over other responsibilities and may experience disruptions in their personal, professional and social lives.
  • Alcoholism is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental and psychological factors.
  • It can lead to serious health issues such as liver disease, cardiovascular problems, mental health disorders and damage to relationships and overall well-being.
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of alcoholism is crucial for early intervention and effective treatment.

When to Seek Help with Alcoholism

Recognising the need for help with alcoholism is crucial for individuals to regain control of their lives and overcome the challenges associated with alcohol addiction. Here are some signs that indicate it may be time to seek professional help:

  1. Loss of Control: If you find it difficult to limit or control your alcohol consumption, and repeated attempts to cut back or stop have been unsuccessful, it may be a sign of alcoholism.
  2. Dependence and Withdrawal: Experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, anxiety, irritability and/or sweating when attempting to stop or reduce alcohol intake indicates physical dependence and the need for professional assistance.
  3. Negative Consequences: If alcohol use has resulted in negative consequences in various areas of your life, such as strained relationships, declining work or academic performance, legal problems, or health issues, seeking help is essential.
  4. Increased Tolerance: Developing a tolerance to alcohol, requiring larger amounts to achieve the desired effects, is a warning sign that professional intervention is necessary.
  5. Interference with Daily Life: If alcohol use dominates your thoughts, impairs your ability to fulfill responsibilities, interferes with personal relationships, or affects your mental and physical well-being, seeking help is crucial.
  6. Emotional Distress: If alcohol use is used as a coping mechanism for emotional pain, stress, or mental health issues. It is important to address the underlying problems through professional guidance.

Remember, seeking help for alcoholism is a courageous and important step towards recovery. There are various treatment options available, including therapy, support groups, medications, and specialised addiction programs that can provide the necessary support and guidance on the journey to sobriety and improved well-being.

Why Choose Us?

At Wimpole Aesthetics, our focus is on providing effective private alcohol addiction therapy using the Sinclair Method. Led by our experienced medical director, Dr. Joshua Berkowitz, we prioritise the safety and success of our patients. 

Dr Berkowitz’s close professional relationship with the founder of the Sinclair method means that he is a specialist when it comes to alcohol withdrawal treatments because he has personally provided and studied the method and its effectiveness in recovery.

Located in the heart of London’s medical district, we aim to create a warm and welcoming environment that feels like a local alcohol addiction clinic. Our commitment is to stay up to date with the latest advancements in private alcohol addiction recovery to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care and achieve their desired results.

What Does Getting Started With Us Look Like?

If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.

Call us on 0207 224 2247 or email us on info@wimpoleaesthetics.co.uk to arrange your consultation.

The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.

Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.

At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.

We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.

Dr Josh Berkowitz - Medical Doctor

Dr. Josh, an expert in various treatments, personally trains and supervises his nursing support staff and aestheticians. Renowned in the cosmetic health sector, he’s recognised for honest assessments and a no-risk philosophy. He prioritises treatment suitability over cost and strongly opposes cosmetic tourism, emphasising responsible patient care over leaving aftercare to hotel staff.

Dr Natalie Hammer

Dr. Natalie Hammer, a GMC-registered doctor and Aesthetic specialist from the USA, boasts 14 years of medical experience, with eight years dedicated to aesthetic medicine. Armed with a medical degree and a bachelor’s in Biology, she moved to Europe in 2011. Completing her medical residency at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta through an NHS-sponsored programme, she transitioned into Emergency medicine and later served as a general practitioner at a private hospital.

All alcohol addiction patients at our clinic first need to detox and we offer a detoxification programme in clinic for them to follow. Then we advise the patient to drink every day for ten days, taking the tablets as instructed. It doesn’t have to be much – even just a unit or two – but the patient’s mind and body can then understand the relationship between alcohol consumption and the effects of Naltrexone.
After the initial phase, the patient need only take the tablet when they plan to drink, as per the original Sinclair Method, but the mind and body have recalibrated and the urge to drink excessively disappears while still allowing the patient to experience the normal enjoyments that life has to offer.
The Sinclair Method uses Naltrexone to change addictive behaviours into non-addictive behaviours. Naltrexone is an extremely safe drug and it is not habit forming. Side effects to using Naltrexone are experienced very rarely.
This is very patient dependent. Most patients that follow the programme properly will see significant progress after two to three months. For most patients, the craving to drink is eliminated after 12 to 18 months.

What our patients say

Natalie and Dr Josh have been incredible in boosting my confidence and my skin! They truly listen and deliver 100% natural results every time. Natalie is completely honest, professional, has integrity and that’s why I trust her fully. Wimpole clinic have a much greater range of cutting edge treatments beyond anti wrinkle treatment that have resulted in my skin improving with age. It’s mad but true. They always assess what is right for my face and my skin on the day and advise according to what my skin needs. I’ve been going to Wimpole Aesthetics for years now, initially drawn to their incredible IV boosts but am now unable to ever turn back. Class, quality and aesthetic results that are truly worth it!!!

5 star

Dr Josh is a caring and knowledgeable doctor, his consultation is very detailed, he answered all the questions that I am concerned. Dr Natalie did the filler and skin booster, she takes care of me a lot, even after the treatment she still cares about me, I booked the review after two weeks, highly recommended! Btw, they have a Chinese speaking staff so don’t worry if you are not familiar with medical terminology!

5 star

An unpretentious practice. Approachable team with honest, friendly advice. Dr Joshua is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone. He doesn’t prioritise making money like other practices- he will tell you honestly whether you need treatment or not. Acting on clients best interests and well being.

5 star

Wonderful experience. Dr Natalie is very experienced and honest. Loved my treatments with her. Fantastic results. Highly recommend her and this clinic.

5 star

I have suffered adult acne for many years and after trying many options I was recommend I visit Dr Natalie and I’m so grateful I did! I’m currently on roaccutane and have had two facials with her. Such amazing changes in my skin. She has a wonderful bedside manner and has made this whole process wonderful. I sincerely cannot recommend Dr Natalie enough. Also very central clinic so makes before/after work apts very easy! 10/10

5 star

Very professional and very friendly environment, with knowledge doctors and Nurses. I would definitely recommend them, went there with my family it was a great experience.

I would highly recommend !!

5 star

I have been living with scarring above my upper lip, as a result of electrolysis treatment 25 years ago, in the form of a deep vertical line and small indentations in the skin. I sought help from Wimpole Aesthetics, and from the moment that I entered the small, personal clinic I was totally put at ease and welcomed by the extremely professional and friendly team. I received a course of Mesotherapy and Dermapen treatment and am absolutely delighted with the results. I had almost given up on ever having smooth line-free skin above my upper lip again. I highly recommend letting Wimpole Aesthetics take care of you.

5 star

Having lived in Australia for over 10 years, my skin had suffered mild sun-damage and had developed a lot of discolouration on my face in particular. Also, as I approached the age of 40, I noticed a lot of wrinkles appearing! I decided to have Microdermabrasion treatment and the improvements after just 3 treatments were extremely encouraging. I have booked a further 2 treatments in coming months and I am so excited about seeing further benefits to the look and texture of my skin.

5 star

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