Rhode Island, Cranston: 24th January 2020 - In December 2019, Rhode Island became the home to Drink-Less - the first outpatient clinic to offer a medication-assisted alcohol moderation program. The program combines clinically proven prescription medication and a clinical guidance to eliminate alcohol cravings, suppress anxiety, and rewire addictive habits, enabling people to control their drinking safely and effectively or abstain entirely - by choice.
“We help people avoid the downward spiral before they hit rock bottom, suffering from loss of control, relationships, career, finances, and health, said Samantha Scheer, CEO and Co-Founder of Drink-Less. “With our program, you don’t have to suffer through the pain of detox, withdrawal, AA meetings, or rehabilitation. We provide a simple, effective, long-term medical solution to help people control or stop drinking and rebuild their lives”.
While Drink-Less is the first clinic to offer this type of outpatient program in the Rhode Island, there is a wealth of clinical research to support the effectiveness of this treatment. The science behind the medication demonstrates that its main effect in the treatment of alcohol dependence is that it switches off alcohol cravings – the compulsion to drink. The medication also has a powerful anxiolytic effect, meaning that it strongly suppresses anxiety - one of the primary root causes of alcohol abuse and binge drinking. The objective is to completely switch off cravings and anxiety so that the patient experiences an effortless indifference to alcohol. Unlike traditional treatment options, you don’t need to stop drinking or go through detox to start the program. Most patients experience a gradual, progressive reduction in cravings for alcohol as the medication dose is increased, while others experience a slightly lesser effect until their effective dose is reached and their cravings suddenly “switch off”. Once the cravings and anxiety are well controlled, the patient is able to choose whether to drink in moderation or abstain entirely and regain control of their life without suffering.
The Drink-Less clinic, located at 678 Park Ave in Cranston, RI is a welcome addition to the state by providing an outpatient specialty service that is not currently available. “Our Alcohol Moderation Program supports our overarching mission to provide the highest level of quality care to save lives and empower people to better themselves. Too many people avoid help due to stigma and shame surrounding their alcohol dependence and often feel uncomfortable discussing these issues with their PCP. Our goal is to help change this pattern by offering an effective and private solution in a judgment-free environment. For a private consultation call at 401-346-1599.
Anyone looking for more information can visit www.drink-less.org or call 401-346-1599.