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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books; Second Edition edition (Oct. 23 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937856135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937856137
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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About the Author

Roy Eskapa, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has done pioneering research with naltrexone, uses it to treat patients in his private practice, and has worked closely with Dr. David Sinclair of The Sinclair Method on research into the causes and treatments for addiction. He also consults for and speaks to NGOs, government, health, and education organizations on Sinclair’s revolutionary cure for alcoholism and other addictions.

David Sinclair, PhD, is an American alcohol researcher who has worked for the Finnish National Health Institute (formally Alko Labs) in Helsinki, Finland.

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While a bit repetitive this book has valuable information for the heavy drinker and/or alcoholics. Abstinence creates relapses and each bought of abstinence creates more opioid receptors making the drinker crave more alcohol. By blocking the receptors in the brain with the Sinclair Method the drinker loses interest in alcohol because there is no gratifying sensation but with out the Barbaric Torture of withdrawal or abstinence.
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Repetitous with message...not a bad thing as it is very difficult to accept. Clear and well documented.
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HASH(0x9e0797a4) out of 5 stars Well worth the few bucks, with a couple of caveats April 17 2014
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I've dithered for a while over whether to give this book four stars or five. This is incredibly important information, and we should disseminate it as widely as possible. It works. It works very well. This method changed my life from frightening misery to reasonable contentment, and I'm such a booster that I've created a blog devoted to it. Check it out if you like:


On the downside, the book is a bit sensationalized in places. As I've hung around online forums where this method is discussed, I've noticed that people who've gotten most of their information from this book sometimes walk away with a number of misconceptions. Probably the most common is that the protocol will turn them into those famous "normal drinkers," enjoying a few drinks on a regular basis. This isn't the usual outcome. Most of us who follow the protocol to a cure seldom drink.

Perhaps part of the problem lies with the use of the word "cured." You won't be cured in the common-usage sense of becoming like other people. You'll take this pill, for the rest of your life, before consuming any alcohol. You will be cured in a behaviorist sense -- the alcohol-seeking behavior is completely extinguished, and you won't drink because you won't want to drink.

It also won't "cure" your underlying problems. Something led you to train yourself into overdrinking in the first place, and that something may still be present. You'll be in a much better position to address it once the alcoholism is broken, but address it you must. There's a reason why the cure rate is 70% at the one-year mark and down to 50% at the three-year mark. Some people are cured but then walk back into the same old trap.

However, 70% at one year and 50% at three years is much better than any other method out there. You can do it cheaply and easily at home. You don't actually need this book in order to do such a simple thing, but it costs less than a 12-pack. Given that, is there any reason *not* to buy it?
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e079780) out of 5 stars It works. Oct. 19 2014
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I had been suffering from alcoholism for many years when I first read this book and started taking naltrexone. Within a few months I had succeeded in extinguishing my addiction without any effort of will-power or suffering on my part. That was two years ago and I no longer experience cravings or desire for alcohol. It has been a miracle and I completely recommend this book to anyone who wants to stop drinking or bring their drinking under control. Follow the book faithfully and you will get the same result that I did. The potential of this simple cure for alcoholism should be front page news. Here are a few reasons why it is not: Naltrexone is a generic drug, so there is no great fortune to be made from it and no financial incentive to continue testing it. Also, this cure pulls the rug out from AA and all the other 12-step programs which have failed for years but monopolize alcoholism treatment. The entire alcohol rehabilitation industry is threatened by the findings contained here. For these reasons, I expect there to be concerted efforts to suppress the information in this book.
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ca8d348) out of 5 stars A must read for anyone struggling with alcohol addiction June 26 2013
By William - Published on
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I got the earlier version of this book for a friend who got drunk every night of her life for over twenty years. She was beginning to reap the consequences - failing health, couldn't keep a job, etc - a complete mess, and heading for an unhappy ending. Luckily she got a prescription for Naltrexone from her doctor and followed the simple instructions in the book - take the pill an hour before you start drinking and drink as you would normally.

It's not an overnight cure. She started drinking a little less at first, but then she actually started drinking more. (From other accounts I've read, that's fairly typical. At this point you just need to keep the faith, because it's about to get better. Basically the drug reduces the pleasurable effects, so the person drinks more to try to get that effect back.) But after a couple of months (2 or 3) she just stopped. The desire for alcohol was gone. She knew she could drink if she wanted to - she just didn't want to anymore. And, she hasn't had a drink in almost 2 and a half years! It was simply amazing. And... amazingly simple.

Unfortunately, the method outlined in the book is not recognized by all doctors. Some just haven't heard of it. Others (even some I've met who specialize in addiction therapies) resist the method because it disagrees with the drugs official prescribing protocol - which is take Naltrexone and resist the urge to drink. As the authors explain though, that isn't likely to work. The drug is more effective (counter intuitive as it may be) when the patient continues to drink.

Bottom line, I've seen the Sinclair Method in action - and it works. If you want to get free (or know someone who needs to), get this book, read it, understand it (it's not complicated), and get a Dr. to give you a prescription. I can't recommend this highly enough. Thank you Dr. Sinclair for giving my friend her life back!
43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb710f0) out of 5 stars Caveats are necessary July 3 2013
By Coolest - Published on
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First off, you *must* have a genetic proclivity for alcoholism for the Sinclair Method to work well. Secondly, you must not have drunk enough for so many years that you have liver damage (nalmefene, a variant that doesn't affect one's liver, may not be FDA-approved and thus not be available yet for the U.S. market). Thirdly, a cross-addiction to benzodiazepines precludes or severely hampers the success of the Sinclair Method. Why and how this physiological impairment exists is not well understood.

The first two conditions are noted in the book but perhaps not well developed or emphasized, and the third is not mentioned at all. It is important that the method not be overblown as a cure-all for everyone with an alcohol problem because the withholding or de-emphasizing of those conditions doesn't do anyone a favor. Greater discussion of and research into the value of this method versus the failures of the method will only prove beneficial. Too many success stories and not enough stories of disappointment will not lend credence to the effectiveness and greater use of the Sinclair Method - only an honest discussion will do that.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb71048) out of 5 stars Grateful for this Revolutionary Cure Nov. 13 2012
By Cazzie - Published on
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I read Claudia Christian's book Babylon Confidential in which she writes so frankly about her hellish battle with alcoholism. Not only did she lose her house but, more importantly, she almost lost her life. She talks about how she stumbled upon Dr Roy Eskapa and The Cure for Alcoholism and taking the road less traveled, i.e. Naltrexone, was what made all the difference to her life.

Imagine my delight to then see that she's written the introduction to the new version of Dr Eskapa's book. I also noted that since the publication of that book, Naltrexone has been approved in the UK for alcoholism (2012). I've been following The Sinclair Method with great interest since that first book, reviews of which can be reached here:

The naysayers seem to miss out on the most important aspect of the entire method; i.e. you MUST take Naltexone EVERY time you drink or it simply will not work! For those who want to try abstinence or AA the book doesn't try to sway you. But for those who can't go down the road of abstinence it's giving an alternative route.

I myself don't even drink but have seen firsthand the difference it has made it in the lives of my friends who can't/couldn't control their drinking via traditional methods. My hope is that The Cure for Alcoholism and Babylon Confidential will reach people and spread the amazing scientific breakthroughs that Dr David Sinclair has been working on his entire life. I've seen a recent article in The Los Angeles Times: