(I-Newswire) - Each year, 105,000 Americans die from alcoholism, 19 million have their health damaged by it and the cost to the nation approaches $200 billion.
The cure for this terrible affliction is revealed in a definitive and ground-breaking new book by Dr. Roy Eskapa - The Cure for Alcoholism: Drink Your Way Sober Without Willpower, Abstinence or Discomfort - which rejects the pervasive belief that alcoholism is incurable without total abstinence. Instead, this authoritative book publishes a detailed account of 70 major clinical trials which prove beyond doubt how a treatment known as the Sinclair Method removes the underlying biological cause of craving and compulsive drinking. The treatment has a outstanding 80% success rates and offers a safer, kinder and far more cost-effective solution then previous techniques. This is the definitive answer to the problem of alcoholism and Dr. Roy Eskapa. Dr. M. Panos, a renowned gastric and liver specialist, suggests that the discoveries in the book are of such importance in treating addiction that they are worthy of a Nobel prize.
The Sinclair Method involves always taking a safe, non-addictive, FDA approved opiate blocking medication call naltrexone before actually drinking any alcohol. It is widely accepted that alcoholism is the result of the combination of a natural genetic predisposition for alcoholism combined with learning the addiction over years of drinking. The addiction occurs as a result of endorphins - the brains own opiate or morphine-like substances - being released in the brain each time alcohol is consumed. Each drinking session releases endorphins which in turn reinforce the behavior. The result is super-strengthened opioid pathways in the brain. These addictive pathways become permanent and cause an increase in craving the longer alcoholics attempt of abstain from alcohol. The longer alcoholics abstain the more they crave alcohol - which explains way 85 per cent of alcoholics relapse within a few weeks of standard abstinence based treatments.
Dr. David Sinclair and his team of neuroscientists working for the Finnish government discovered a way of physically removing the additive pathways in the brain. The discovery, known as pharmacological extinction, took thirty years to reach patients in need. By using naltrexone to block the effects of endorphins released when alcohol is consumed. the addictive pathways in the brain are gradually removed. Eventually, after several weeks of treatment the pathways are trimmed back so that both craving and actual drinking levels are naturally reduced and control over alcohol is restored. The problem drinker or alcoholic is then able to either choose to continue drinking within safe limits, or to abstain altogether. Dr. Eskapa's book presents the formula for de-addiction as: Naltrexone + Drinking = Cure - a revolutionary concept supported by extensive clinical trails.
The book presents a five-step method for the reader and offers a chapter for doctors showing how to prescribe naltrexone with specific instructions not to abstain. The five steps presented in the book equip the reader with a cast-iron blueprint to break free from compulsive drinking. Dr. Eskapa says, "Curing your addiction and regaining control over alcohol is not complicated. It does not require abstinence. But it does require meticulous preparation before, during and after treatment. The five steps do not demand complex psychosocial therapy or a examination of the past to find out why control over alcohol was lost.
Unlike standard rehab treatments, there is no insistence on intensive psychotherapy, the trauma of inpatient detoxification programs, withdrawals, or white-knuckling it through arduous abstinence for the rest of one's life."
The Five Steps guide the reader through the de-addiction process as follows:
* Step One - Understand and think about addiction in an entirely new way.
* Step Two - Check the severity of the problem and find out if help is required.
* Step Three - Working with a physician to obtain a prescription for naltrexone.
* Step Four - Learn about alcoholic beverage measures and keep a record of drinking and craving as the journey through de-addiction begins. Now the patient is taking naltrexone before drinking alcohol. As he or she become de-addicted craving and drinking levels gradually and automatically decline.
* Step Five - The cure takes about three months. Now the goal is to stay cured once the program is completed. Remember the Golden Rule: 'Never drink alcohol without first taking naltrexone. If you do, you could become readdicted within several weeks.'
What you'll find in The Cure of Alcoholism:
An insightful introduction by Dr. David Sinclair (National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland)
The story behind how the cure was discovered - from theory to laboratory to a practical cure - and future applications against other drug and eating addictions.
Hard evidence behind the program: more then 70 proven clinical trails are summarized.
Testimonials from former alcoholics who have been cured.
Interviews with doctors and patients from clinics around the world who have adopted this method.
A Precise description of the five steps toward cure.
Prescribing information about the mediation naltrexone
The Cure for Alcoholism offers problem drinkers, health professionals treating alcoholics, and those families helplessly afflicted by the addiction of a loved one a revolutionary and medically proven formula for a cure.