Advanced Addiction Rehab 

The ReNova Method can reverse alcoholism and restores the brain to its pre-addictive state. The Renova Method operates on the same principle to achieve this as The Sinclair Method Cure For Alcoholism but should not be confused with The Sinclair Method. ReNova uses a different approach to achieve the goal. Because of this, ReNova is free of the sometimes intense and undesirable side effects of the Sinclair Method.  

ReNova leaves clients free to choose abstinence or permanent alcohol moderation, depending on their own goals and desires.

ReNova is a one-on-one counseling and training approach between a licensed counselor and a client.  

ReNova reduced alcohol use in moderation clients to an average of 2-3 drinks per episode from a previous average of 9-21 drinks per episode before use of ReNova.


6/7 clients who used ReNova for alcohol moderation were still moderate at 12 months with many reducing alcohol use to 1-2 drinks per episode by six months following completion of training. 

The ReNova Method is the result of 25 years of development of effective addiction treatments by Michael O'Neal, one of the nation's best-known innovators in addiction counseling. 

The ReNova Method

For More Information See FAQs below

ReNova Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is ReNova? 

A. It is a promising new rehab process that has shown better outcomes for recovery than standard 12 step approaches and can, like the Sinclair Method, be used for successful alcohol moderation.

Q. Is the ReNova Method a variation of the Sinclair Method?

A. No. While ReNova and Sinclair operate on the same principle (conditioned response training) and achieve the same high outcomes, The ReNova Method is able to avoid the strong side effects that can make the Sinclair Method unworkable for many people by using an entirely different way to achieve the goal. 

Q. Is ReNova experimental? 

A. While the combination of methods is novel to ReNova, each component is well researched, FDA approved/cleared or endorsed by the American Psychological Association as an approved therapy. The particular combination of these approved approaches has been shown to have a synergistic effect. 


Q. What is ReNova consist of?


A. ReNova is medical, holistic and integrative therapy combined with a special mind self-training process to reduce or eliminate alcohol use. It is designed to leave the client free to independently and successfully manage their recovery.

Q. Is ReNova complicated or time-consuming?

A. No. While ReNova is comprehensive it is easy to understand, easy to do with proper training, and as clients become proficient, it takes about 5-7 minutes. 

Q. Is ReNova effective for alcohol moderation? 


A. ReNova has been shown to be highly effective for alcohol moderation in good candidates with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder.  

Q. How long is the ReNova program?

A. The initial program of rehab using ReNova is 12 weeks with twice-weekly training/counseling sessions of 1-hour length. Follow up visits are scheduled once monthly for the 1st year.  Quarterly follow-ups occur thereafter as needed. 

Q. Is there anything painful or uncomfortable about ReNova?

A. No. Transient minor side effects are sometimes reported at the start of the medication component but are usually well-tolerated and brief in duration.

Q. Is everyone a good candidate for ReNova?


A. While many people with substance abuse are good candidates, ReNova is contraindicated in persons with: co-occurring disorders of bi-polar and schizophrenia, persons with severe liver, heart or kidney damage or Wernicke's encephalopathy and women who are pregnant.  

Q. Can ReNova be used to treat other addictions?

A. ReNova has not been tested on non-substance related or 'process' addictions. Clients with some of these co-occurring addictions have reported a lessening of compulsive gambling, compulsive sexual addiction, and compulsive shopping. 

Q. How was ReNova developed? 

A. ReNova was developed over a series of years at DayRise Recovery, a licensed multi-disciplinary treatment center. Michael O'Neal, LCDC-ADC III, the DayRise Center Director was the chief developer in collaboration with two physicians, one a psychiatrist, and the other a doctor of rehabilitative medicine.  

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This practice supports the use of many types of recovery tools including the use of ant-craving medications such as Naltrexone or Vivitrol as a part of a recovery program. These medications require a lawful prescription from a medical professional. 

Services may be provided by referral to Mary Burgesser MD or healthcare professional of your choice. 

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