How It Works2019-05-05T18:11:34+00:00

HOW IT WORKS

01.  SCHEDULE YOUR INITIAL EVALUATION

Simply select your desired appointment date and time using the secure online calendar, and you will instantly receive an email confirmation.

02. PRICING

Due to variations in state regulations, licensing, etc., prices vary by state. In most states, Initial Evaluations for new patients are $175 and follow up appointments are $125. In other States the prices are a little less or a little more. 

At this time, we are considered out-of-network for all insurance companies. You must give at least 24 hours notice for a full refund.

03. HAVE YOUR INITIAL EVALUATION

During your first appointment, you and your provider will review your:

  • Drinking history:  How much? How often?  Negative consequences?  Failed efforts to manage your use?
  • Psychiatric history:  Depression?  Anxiety?  Sleep difficulties?  Previous medication trials?
  • Medical History:  Drug allergies?  Chronic illnesses?   Liver disease?
  • Treatment Goals:  Moderation?  Abstinence?  Improved control?

Education is a cornerstone of treatment with SinclairMethod.Org, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions.  We want to make sure you know this approach to alcoholism treatment inside and out.  During your initial appointment you will learn about:

  • The Sinclair Method:  Endorphins, pharmacological extinction, use of Naltrexone, drinking logs, and liver functioning tests.
  • Naltrexone:  How it works, potential benefits, and potential risks.

Duration:  30 minutes.

04. GO TO YOUR PHARMACY

Your medications are ordered electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. Pick them up whenever you are ready.

05. REFILLS

You will be given enough medication to last until your next appointment, usually a 30 day supply, depending on how often you use the medication. You must attend an appointment to receive additional refills. You can read more about the refill policy.

06. FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS

Your first follow up is typically 2-4 weeks after the initial appointment. During your follow up appointments, you will discuss:

  • Experience since last appointment
  • Medication response, including drinking log
  • Side effects
  • Refill of medication
  • Questions/concerns you might have about your treatment

Duration:  15 minutes

07. LIVER FUNCTIONING TESTS

There is a small risk of hepatic injury when using Naltrexone, although the risk is much lower than the damage caused by alcohol. You can have blood work at your local doctor, your local laboratory, or by ordering them online. It is recommended that you do this prior to your appointment, so that you can begin your medication as soon as possible. However, you can choose to wait until your appointment to discuss this with your provider.

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