Your consultation and detox sessions will be in-clinic; length and frequency depend on the individual
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Increased Tolerance: Developing a tolerance to alcohol, requiring larger amounts to achieve the desired effects, is a warning sign that professional intervention is necessary.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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