Are you ready to drink less?

At Forward Counseling, we are proud to begin offering the Sinclair Method: a safe, humane way to break free from alcohol addiction and cravings using Naltrexone. With a 78% success rate in Clinical Trials, The Sinclair Method is the most effective cure for alcoholism and your welcome to learn more below.

With the Sinclair Method, you are allowed to continue to drink. This is not an abstinence program. We know, it sounds crazy. This science is a breakthrough discovered in the 90’s and used in European Countries with impressive results. Please puruse the literature and videos below to find out more about this humane, progressive, evidence based intervention to cure alcoholism.

If you are interested in learning more about this evidence based intervention for Alcohol Use Disorder, or problem drinking…

  • Read the book, The Cure for Alcoholism: The Medically Proven Way to Eliminate Alcohol Addiction, by Roy Eskapa, PhD, with a forward from Dr. David Sinclair, the researcher who discovered this intervention. We have added a link to order it from Amazon on this page

  • Check out the C Three Foundation Website by clicking here

  • Check out the research articles on this page or with a google search of The Sinclair Method, also called TSM or by checking out #OptionsSaveLives

  • Schedule an appointment with Jessica Shea, LCSW, Emily Phipps, RN or Dr. Wanderman to have a personal 1:1 session to discuss how TSM can work for you

  • Check out the research articles embedded on this page


Our Medical Doctor, Dr. Wanderman, Emily Phipps, RN, and our psychotherapist, Jessica Shea, LCSW are Sinclair Method informed and are ready to work with you on a treatment plan to reduce drinking behavior. Add to your success rate by also utilizing psychotherapy, group therapy, yoga or personal training to learn new ways to cope with stress while reducing alcohol consumption. When your ready, give us a call at 901-930-7397 or fill out an appointment request form by clicking here.


Naltrexone and the Sinclair method of pharmacological extinction

Naltrexone and the Sinclair method of pharmacological extinction .

Science of TSM | C Three Foundation

Science of the Sinclair Method Peer-reviewed Research and Writings by J. David Sinclair, PhD The Sinclair Method definitive statement Sinclair, J.D. and R.J. Senter. Increased preference for ethanol in rats following alcohol deprivation. Psychonomic Science 8: 11‑12, 1967. Sinclair, J.D. The alcohol‑deprivation effect: Influence of various factors.

Chapter 4-Oral Naltrexone

Naltrexone hydrochloride is a relatively pure and long-lasting opioid antagonist. Oral naltrexone has been used to treat opioid dependence for many years and has been approved to treat alcohol use disorders (AUDs) since 1994. Naltrexone reduces both the rewarding effects of alcohol and craving for it.


Why we do not encourage our clients to attend AA

We do not encourage our clients to attend 12 step groups like AA because other interventions have a better success rate and a lower risk of harm.

At Forward Counseling, we believe that it is imperative to use the most progressive and effective treatments available and believe that more recent scientific breakthroughs are more effective than 12 Steps.


Alcoholics Anonymous Effectiveness: Faith Meets Science

Research on the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is controversial and is subject to widely divergent interpretations. The goal of this paper is to provide a focused review of the literature on AA effectiveness that will allow readers to judge ...

After 75 Years of AA, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem

For much of the past 50 years or so, voicing any serious skepticism toward Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12-step program was sacrilege-the equivalent, in polite company, of questioning the virtue of American mothers or the patriotism of our troops. If your problem was drink, AA was the answer; if drugs, Narcotics Anonymous.

The Bad Science of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He's a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner.

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Why Forward Counseling does not have any affiliations with Treatment Centers and why we do not refer clients for Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

We do not refer our clients for inpatient treatment because inpatient substance abuse treatment has been shown to be ineffective at resolving addiction by scientific research.

We do not refer our clients to inpatient treatment because it is expensive, costing 30-45 thousand dollars per month, ineffective, and sales tactics are used on potential clients to use savings, 401K funds, or borrow from family to afford treatment, thus compounding the clients stress. Also once again, there are more progressive, humane and effective treatments.

10 things rehab centers won't tell you

By 1. We're not always that effective. Amy Winehouse sang about it in a Top 10 hit. Celebrities have embraced it as almost a rite of passage. And one former First Lady made it a key part of her legacy.


If you have trauma, sexual shame, or unresolved loss that is motivating your drinking behavior, we can help you resolve that trauma with compassionate psychotherapy with a trauma informed, clinically trained professional.

12 Step Leaders and 12 Step Sponsors have no formal training, no board overseeing them and are not equipped to help others deal with deep personal issues. In 12 Step Groups, there is no legal, professional, or business accountability.

Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way.

When you are ready to work with a team of clinically trained trauma informed professionals, give us a call at 901-930-7397 and press 2 to speak to Julia, our office manager, or click on the button below. We can help you come up with a treatment plan to meet your goals and help you making meaning and heal from the past.

Here is a link to Addiction Expert, Dr. Gabor Maté’s website, where you can find information about how childhood trauma can drive addictive behavior:

Addiction Expert, Speaker and Best-selling Author Dr. Gabor Maté

Renowned addiction expert, speaker author Dr. Gabor Maté is sought after for his expertise on trauma, addiction, stress and childhood development.