Oftentimes the best place to begin with finding a physician is to visit your own family doctor. We have resources that you can print and take to your doctor such as the TSM protocol, written by a medical professional for medical professionals. We’ve got links to peer-reviewed journal articles from publications your doctor will be familiar with, such as JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. And we’ve got scientific documents written by Dr. Sinclair himself that explain the mechanisms and pathways involved in TSM’s success. Every single one of these resources is 100% free for you to use. We never charge for our services. And we are always happy to field calls or emails from physicians.
When you talk to your doctor, let him or her know that you would like to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. If your ultimate goal is to give up alcohol completely, let your doctor know that, too. Approaching alcohol consumption with your doctor from a preventative angle to keep excess drinking from becoming dependent drinking may signify to your doctor that you are a good candidate for medication assisted treatment due to recent guidelines issued by SAMHSA. Don’t be alarmed if your doctor wants to run tests to make sure your liver can handle the medication. This is a common precaution.
Bottom line—if you talk to your doctor about your drinking in the context of your overall medical health, your doctor is more likely to treat it as a medical condition instead of an “addiction” or as alcohol “abuse.”
You can help
It’s difficult when people contact us looking for a doctor in their area and we have to say, “not yet.” We’re committed to making recovery easier through TSM and we need your help to locate doctors so that every person around the globe has somewhere they can go to get the help they want, need, and deserve.
If your doctor is treating you using the Sinclair Method, and they are not on our Find A Physician page, we encourage you to either submit their information so we can contact them or encourage them to contact us for inclusion on the page. One person dies every 10 seconds from harmful alcohol use so it’s a safe assumption you are not the only person in your geographical area that can benefit from your doctor’s forward thinking that puts recovery and good health first.
Find A Physician in 2015 and beyond...
In the last six weeks of 2014, the C Three Foundation began the process of creating a comprehensive Physician Outreach Project. We raised enough money to provide nearly 500 free digital downloads to physicians and people who influence treatment decisions. In the first three months of 2015, we have continued to build this project as a means of adding at least 65 new physicians to our resource page by the end of the year. But that’s a conservative estimate and we would prefer to see three times that number.
We’re awaiting word on grant funding in excess of $12,000 to make this happen and we are in the process of identifying additional grant funds to fully promote the program. We’re also raising money for this outreach program at Claudia’s birthday party/fundraiser at Galacticon in Seattle this July. Thanks to our most recent Indiegogo to put One Little Pill on DVD, contributors have donated nearly 40 key chains to ship to doctors to give to new TSM patients. Contributions are also being used to further develop the Physician Outreach Project.
So if your area doesn’t have a TSM physician listed yet, please don’t give up. Let us work with you to educate your family physician about the Sinclair Method. And keep checking our Find A Physician page for updates.