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Terence T. Gorski

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Best Practice Principles

"For treatment to work, it must be built upon science-based principles.  The GORSKI-CENAPS Model is a dynamic system.  It's designed to integrate new research findings.  This means the model can adapt to the changing environment while continuing to become more effective and efficient."

Terence T. Gorski

This article describes the research-based principles that are the foundation for the GORSKI-CENAPS Model.  

Part 1: The Nature of Substance Use Disorders, describes the best scientific understanding of the biopsychosocial problems associated with using alcohol and other mind altering drugs.  

Part 2: Principles Governing Effective Treatment, describes the best scientific understanding of what can be done to help people recover from substance use disorders.  

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Part 1:  The Nature of Substance Use Disorders:  Part one describes the best scientific understanding of the biopsychosocial problems associated with using alcohol and other mind altering drugs.  

1-1.  Substance-Related Disorders

1-2.  Progressive Symptoms of Substance Dependence

1-3.  DSM-IV Progressive Symptom Model

1-4.  Biopsychosocial Progressive Symptom Model

1-5.  Characteristics of Substance Use Disorders

1-6.  Drug-based Symptoms

1-7.  Abstinence-based Symptoms

Part 2:  Principles Governing Effective Treatment:  Part two describes the best scientific understanding of what can be done to help people recover from substance use disorders.  

2-1.  General Principles of treatment

2-2.  Treatment Goals

2-3.  Treatment Methods

2-4.  Developmental Recovery Process

2-5.  Tendency Toward Relapse

2-6.  Patient Treatment Matching

References:  A listing of the references from which these principles were derived is listed at the end of the article. 

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