April 2017

Alcohol and Endorphins


Alcohol and Endorphins in The Sinclair Method (TSM) To understand how Naltrexone is used in The Sinclair Method (TSM) for Alcohol Dependence, it is important to understand how the body’s opioid system works. When people hear the word opiate, they usually think of heroin or prescription pain medications such as morphine, [...]

Alcohol and Endorphins2021-07-16T23:29:50+00:00

May 2016

Sinclair Method and Operant Conditioning


The Sinclair Method (TSM) and Operant Conditioning The process underlying the Sinclair Method (TSM) is known as Operant Conditioning, which many have learned about in their Psychology 101 courses. Operant Conditioning explains how alcoholism (or alcohol use disorders) develops in the first place, as well as how naltrexone treatment works with [...]

Sinclair Method and Operant Conditioning2021-07-16T23:08:49+00:00

August 2015

Pharmacological Extinction


Pharmacological Extinction and the Sinclair Method In terms of the sinclair method and operant conditioning, extinction doesn’t refer to the immediate end of a negative behavior. Instead, it refers to the process of ending a behavior that has repeatedly been rewarded. A common example is a child who throws tantrums until [...]

Pharmacological Extinction2017-10-14T01:35:20+00:00