Long before the C Three Foundation was started, Claudia Christian was committed to helping those who struggle with alcohol use disorder. In 2009, fueled by her own struggles and the failure of rehabs, doctors, and others to offer her a viable treatment solution, she turned to the internet for answers. What she found was science...in a book called The Cure for Alcoholism by Roy Eskapa, Ph.D.
Within the pages of the book, she found the life-saving answer she was searching for—the Sinclair Method (TSM). Developed by researcher J. David Sinclair, Ph.D., TSM uses an FDA-approved prescription opiate blocker to extinguish addictive cravings without triggering the counter-productive alcohol deprivation effect that often causes those in abstinence-based treatment to relapse and drink even more than ever before.
Claudia, driven by her own success on TSM and the lack of awareness for the method within the addiction treatment community, penned her 2012 memoir, Babylon Confidential, as part of an effort to share her story, destigmatize alcohol addiction, and raise awareness of this treatment that was backed by peer-reviewed science. Perhaps it was her candor, or the vulnerability of putting her “monster” on display for all to see, but the release of her book led both to an outpouring of support and to many reaching out to Claudia for help.
On June 12, 2013, Claudia incorporated the C Three Foundation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The organization was born out of the steady stream of people turning to Claudia for help. She realized that while it was necessary to help people on an individual level, there was also a great need to fix the broken treatment system.
Since its humble beginnings, the C Three Foundation has grown to reach about a half million people a year. Projects, including the award-winning documentary film One Little Pill, have reached more than 60,000 individuals around the world. But most importantly, developed resources such as physician listings, drink logs, peer support networks, and patient advocacy are offered free of charge to anyone who desires to minimize the harm caused by alcohol.
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