What We Treat
ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
Alcohol Use Disorder is a serious health condition and addiction that affects millions of people and has destroyed numerous careers and families. Traditional treatment with counseling, habit-forming medications, expensive rehab and detox programs have been tried with limited success. Here at Web Doctors, we utilize a noble approach using an opioid receptor blocker known as Naltrexone and utilizing The Sinclar Method. The Sinclair Method uses a technique called pharmacological extinction whereby Naltrexone will reprogram your body, mind and brain to your pre-alcohol abuse mindset. The Sinclair Method has a 70-80% success rate which is much higher than the 10-15% success rate by traditional means. Highly motivated and serious patients can have a success rate of as high as 90%.
With the Sinclair Method, you can choose to become totally alcohol free, or continue to drink at a socially acceptable level. At WebDoctors.com, we provide online consultation and prescription for Naltrexone. The initial consultation is $95 and follow up consultations are $49.95.
What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?
Alcohol use disorder is a pattern of drinking that has become severe, categorized as a chronic relapsing brain disease that is characterized by alcohol use that has become compulsive, losing control over one’s alcohol intake, and negative feelings when not using alcohol. It’s estimated that approximately 16 million people in the United States alone have Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD.
While it’s primarily adults who have AUD, adolescents can also sometimes be diagnosed with it. In 2015, approximately 623,000 teenagers aged 12 to 17 had AUD. This is an alarming statistic and one that has not gone unnoticed because the number of teenagers diagnosed with alcohol use disorder has only continued to increase year after year.
What is the Sinclair Method?
According to the C3 Foundation, “The Sinclair Method (TSM) is a treatment for alcohol addiction that uses a technique called pharmacological extinction—the use of an opiate blocker to turn habit-forming behaviors into habit erasing behaviors. The effect returns a person’s craving for alcohol to its pre-addiction state.
TSM consists of taking a Naltrexone, an opiate blocker 1-2 hours before your first drink of the day for as long as you continue to drink. After starting Naltrexone, you will notice that your craving will go down, the amount of alcohol you consume will go down, and you will lose interest in drinking. Eventually, you will start enjoying alcohol-free days more. Instead of alcohol controlling you, you will regain control over when and how much you drink. As mentioned previously, the success rate with this protocol is 70-80%.
Studies have shown that TSM is equally effective with or without therapy, so patients can choose whether to combine TSM with therapy. The physical results will be the same.
About one-quarter of those on TSM become 100% abstinent. Those who continue to drink will have to take their medication prior to drinking for as long as they continue to drink.”
What Is the Cost of Naltrexone?
After completion of your physician consultation with Web Doctors, your prescription will be electronically sent to a local pharmacy of your choice. Naltrexone is an older, generic medication that is affordable and easily available at most pharmacies. You may also look for discount coupons on SingleCare.com. Most insurance plans typically cover the cost of the medication. Expect there to be some small variation depending on the area you live in and the maker of the Naltrexone when it comes to determining an exact price.
Reach out today! We can help.
Your life doesn’t have to be a constant struggle with alcohol, nor should it be. That is why we want to be there when you need us most. The process is simple. When you are ready, all you need to do is register with us. You will give us a detailed account of your medical history, including all relevant medical information and your current problem with alcohol, and a doctor with experience handling these cases will get in touch with you shortly. If you are ready to make the leap and begin your journey, register with us now to get started and meet with one of our board-certified physicians to start your treatment for alcohol use disorder online.