At Wimpole Aesthetics, our aim is to put you in control of your drinking. The majority of 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.
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 a method of treating alcohol addiction, dependence and abuse 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.
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 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.
If you are interested in discussing the specific requirements for your alcohol addiction treatment in a confidential, professional environment, please book a consultation with a member of our team.
What is the first step in your alcohol addiction programme?
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.
What do I have to do long term to follow your alcohol addiction programme?
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.
Is the Sinclair Method safe?
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.
How long does it take for the Sinclair Method to work?
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.
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.
YOUR STEP BY STEP PROCESS
1. GET IN TOUCH
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.
2. AT THE CLINIC
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.
3. YOUR TREATMENT
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.
4. POST TREATMENT
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.