My TSM drink diaries & extinction graph

As the drink diaries below show, my Sinclair Method start date was the 2nd of April 2013 – reaching my extinction point approximately within a 12-13 week timeframe.

As to side effects, I was quite fortunate as there was very little discomfort in my instance. The only two things of note were that I perceived my can of strong lager (specifically Carlsberg Special Brew) to “taste less sugary” upon my very first exposure to the drug and that I had a bit of a bad case of stomach cramps on the second day of use.

After that there were no other real issues.

The only other thing of note is that prior to TSM my average weekly alcohol unit consumption was >100 British units  so it would be fair to say that there was a very rapid and marked reduction in my drinking quite early into the process. As my craving for alcohol decrementally reduced I noticed that I started to favour brands of a much weaker strength.

My Sinclair Method extinction progress graph
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My drink diary 1st April 2013 to the 28th April 2013
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My drink diary for the 29th of April 2013 to the 26th of May 2013
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My drink diary for the 27th of May 2013 to the 23rd of June 2013
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***Update: 9th April 2018***

Since publishing this post in December 2016 the C3 Foundation has in fact created an impressive TSM drink log app for Android – see HERE.

(At this time of writing they’re also in the process of creating an identical app for the iOS platform – I’ll be sure to update this post when that comes out)

However, if you’re (like me) more of a PC lover rather than a touchscreen person, you can download a copy of the Sinclair Method drink diary Microsoft Word template that I used in the above images by clicking on the below icon: Microsoft Word icon

And you can download a copy of the Excel spreadsheet that I used to create my extinction graph here:

(As you’ll notice when you download the spreadsheet, it contains my weekly drink data… my advice to you is just to go in and replace the data with your own in order to custom build your own graph)

…If you should have any compatibility issues due to whatever version of these Microsoft programs your computer has installed please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to send you a version that will work with your machine.


Author: Gary Bell

Gary Bell is a writer, illustrator and teacher based in Hartlepool in the north east of England. The Sinclair Method (a revolutionary pharmacological treatment for alcohol addiction) saved his life over 5 years ago.

3 thoughts on “My TSM drink diaries & extinction graph”

    1. Hello Michael,

      Yeah, sure. I don’t mind you sharing it. Even though I have not set this up as a recovery blog per se (unlike my old blog Naltrexone Confidential), I decided to put the stripped down raw data on here without anything in the way of any “evangelicizing” yesterday just because I thought that it would be useful to have something on the internet that I can easily link to should someone on one of the forums quiz me about the exact specifics of dates and numbers, etc.

      Ha. “Because I’m lazy”, in other words. 😀

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