Glen Rhodes

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My journey and my promise

I swear to:

  • Never bring any hard alcohol into Genevieve’s premises ever again.
  • Continue on my course, which is working, utilizing Naltrexone to once and for all kill my relationship with Alcohol
  • Continue the medical and therapeutic help indefinitely.
  • Both as I’m improving, and once I’m fully healed of this nightmare, I will regain my relationship with my kids. I will be the father I’ve always been to them… except, better.
  • I will not stand for Krista’s manipulation and concerted efforts to make me look bad.
  • I will stand up tall, and not take any crap from anyone.
  • I will live less out of habit, and more out of intent.

If you fall seven times, that means you will stand up eight times.

Japanese proverb

Simple FAQ about Naltrexone.

What is TSM?

The Sinclair Method is an approach to treat alcohol use disorder by “retraining your brain” to not desire alcohol. It uses an opiate blocking medication. Typically, managing alcohol consumption to lesser amounts is the goal versus complete abstinence. However complete abstinence is often achieved naturally and without struggle.

What is Naltrexone? 

Naltrexone is in a class of medications known as opiate antagonists, also known as blockers. It attaches to the mu-receptor in the brain, blocking alcohol or opiates from binding and producing euphoric feelings. Naltrexone is non-addictive and does not produce physical dependency. The medication can reduce a patient’s urge or desire to drink and can help patients drink less or remain abstinent. It may also interfere with the patient’s desire to continue drinking more if he or she slips and has a drink.

Do I have to stop drinking?

No! In fact, TSM only works when you continue to drink. The medication blocks the euphoric feeling that alcohol provides, so when you continue drinking while utilizing medication it retains your brain to not enjoy alcohol. thus TSM reduces the urge to binge or drink altogether.

Do I have to detox from alcohol prior to starting Naltrexone?

No, not necessarily. However due to the potentially life-threatening side effects sometimes associated with alcohol withdrawal, you should always consult with a physician prior to reducing or stopping alcohol intake.

Can I use TSM for moderation?

Absolutely! About 88% of people using TSM have a goal of moderate drinking. Some of those will be complete abstinent with alcohol, even when that wasn’t necessarily the goal.

How much will I reduce my drinking?

Researchers have published reports that show TSM has an overall 78% success rate in reducing alcohol use. Everyone is different, but on average TSM users who strictly adhere to the protocol experience reductions to the way they felt about alcohol before they’d had their first drink.