The Sinclair Method SAVED MY LIFE!
My name is Christopher Fleming, and I have battled alcoholism for over 30 years. I have been in and out of treatment centers since 1990. I have experienced two full seizures during detox. I have lost family, friends, countless jobs, my dignity, and my confidence due to alcohol.
In my 40's, I developed the skills to be a "functioning" full time drinker. I drank daily (mostly to blackout) but kept my job and family. However, life was miserable. My wife hated me when I was drunk, but I had to drink to function- The cycle was exhausting!
I had to make a change because I was dying. I participated in AA in the past and had sporadic success. However, I really didn't agree with their "powerless" philosophy or the idea of "Higher Power", but I couldn't think of anything else. I started going back to AA again and was four weeks sober. Wohoo! Guess what? I started getting antsy.... I hated walking by the Plaza where everybody was laughing and enjoying a beer. I was resentful that my wife could go out with her friends from work and have a glass of wine. I just wanted to be "normal".
Then, I stumbled (literally a Google stumble) across The Sinclair Method. Honestly, I was so skeptical- thinking 'this is too good to be true'. But again, I was desperate. I wanted so bad for this to be true.
I read Dr Eskapa’s book online, watched Claudia Christian’s TED Talk, and I was convinced that I had to give it a try.
Unfortunately, getting Naltrexone in Hong Kong is a bit pricey~ But worth every penny!
Honestly, it was psychologically difficult to start the program because I had a short amount of sobriety under my belt, and that was after a really difficult and painful detox. It was hard to consciously drink.
I began taking Naltrexone five weeks ago, and it has been nothing short of miracle!
Within two weeks, I could see that my approach to alcohol had changed. I no longer obsessed over how many beers I could drink before we left the restaurant. I no longer obsessed over how many beers I had in the refrigerator for when I got home. I have actually gone to dinner and had one drink and CHOSE to stop.
That to me is the most amazing thing. I actually choose when I drink. Granted, I still drink (only after taking Naltrexone and waiting an hour), but it isn't like it was five weeks ago. I can feel the difference in my life.
Honestly, I was so skeptical... I thought ‘Yeah, this may work for some people, but they're not like me'. I was wrong!
Experiencing this transformation, I can't help but be ecstatic! This has been every birthday wish I've had since I was 14 yrs old.... (I’ll say it again) “I just wanted to be normal.”
I can't even begin to explain what the last five weeks has done for my confidence, my social comfort, my belief in myself, and this is just the beginning!
Someone asked if my wife (Tracy) was supportive of TSM. Let me backtrack, Tracy and I have been married for nearly 15 years, and she has been through the shit! She's seen me at every point on the alcohol spectrum, from blackout slobbery drunk where she's needing to call the ambulance- to- sober for days, weeks, months, even years at a time (3 yrs tops). And god bless her- she's been a trooper, but she's always thought that I "chose" alcohol over her, and that made her feel less than.
Since I began TSM, she is a new woman! She has realized how much she worried about my drinking (even when I was sober). She realized how much my drinking consumed her even when she thought she had separated herself from my addiction. We have found a completely new relationship. We can go out to dinner and have a drink, and she's not worried that I'll close down the bar.
When I'm not drinking, she's not wondering "when's the next shoe going to fall, and I'm going to start my next drinking binge. Most importantly, she realizes that I never "chose" alcohol over her. It's amazing how TSM has affected my entire family. I guess that's what I now realize is that my drinking absolutely devastated me, but it was killing those closest to me.
I am so grateful for Dr Sinclair and Dr Eskapa, and Claudia Christian. Thank you for saving my life!
I want to shout from the tallest mountains in Hong Kong about the cure to this horrible, ruthless, shitty killer!
SCIENCE HAS CAUGHT UP!