One Little Pill a Documentary Film
Another treatment option
“One Little Pill” is a documentary film about a treatment for alcoholism known as the Sinclair Method which employs the prescription medication Naltrexone or Nalmefene. These medications when taken one hour prior to drinking are said to eliminate the craving for alcohol, in fact one actually desires less to drink rather than more. Citing over 90 clinical trials from around the world, Doctor Sinclair cliams an 80% success rate when treating alcoholism with this method and that 25% of patients become totally abstinent.
This treatment is not widely used in the U.S. where the preferred treatment method is total abstinence maintained with help from support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, and Life Ring Secular Recovery. This film examines why these drugs are not prescribed more often. The website for the film claims resistance from A.A. and the treatment center industry is to blame.