What could go wrong? Lol
Ok I wanna start out by saying That I am a firm believer in the phrase “if it works it aint stupid.” So brother if it works for you and keeps you from drinking then I think it’s definitely worth investigating and as I’ve only been exposed to this method for like 20 minutes I also wanna say that I am open to new ideas and intrested in this as a viable treatment option.
That being said here is a quick excerpt from the link posted above that I kind of don’t like.
The conclusion of Sinclair’s experiments? That alcoholism is a learned behavior. When a response or emotion has been “reinforced” with alcohol over a period of time it is learned. Some people (and some rats) have genetic traits that lead them to feel a lot of “reinforcement” from consuming alcohol, which eventually creates uncontrollable cravings.
I don’t disagree with the learned behavior I do disagree with the uncontrollable cravings part. As a human I am not a rat. I am top of the fucken food chain and have the potential for limitless growth if I’m willing to work for it! I am not a victim of my addiction either. The work that I put in to learn Where the insidious roots of this addiction have grown into the facets of my brain and uprooting them is the most beautiful part of my sobriety And where I am actually growing as a person the most. If I just recondition my physiological response to the thought of alcohol then I am no smarter than a rat or a dog that drools when he hears a bell…
To be fair I believe that some of these medications can be helpful in that it can create enough space from the addicts true self and their addiction so that they can explore these ideas and grow as a human so that they don’t just become a dry drunk Much in the same way that Anti-depressants while they don’t fix the underlying cause of the depression/anxiety they can allow one the mental stability so that they can change their life situation to a more positive 1 and wean themselves off of the medication over time with trained help ( If it is safe everyone’s mental health is unique and sometimes truly Is a chemical imbalance so I do apologize if I am over reaching in this analogy).
Full disclosure I am fairly caffeinated and currently pumping iron so forgive me if I come across aggressive in my speech, But I truly believe in the limitless potential of human self growth And in the long term I think it transcends any gimmick or trick.
Good luck brother and to any one using this medication. let me know your results I will be sure to look further into this as any tool we can use to liberate ourselves from this horribly self destructive substance should be explored with an open yet scrutonous mind.