internationally recognized expert on developing community- based teams for
responding to the problems of alcohol, drugs, violence, and crime.
Best Practice Principles
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."
This article describes the research-based
principles that are the foundation for the GORSKI-CENAPS Model.
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.
2: Principles Governing Effective Treatment,
describes the best scientific understanding of what can be done to help people recover from
substance use disorders.