An Article By Terence T. Gorski
article describes the differences between adolescent and adult substance
abusers that can lead to relapse and present practical suggestions for marching
the unique needs of adolescent substance abusers to relapse prevention
strategies in order to decrease the rate of relapse.
Children As Adults
An Article By Terence T. Gorski (03-11-01)
children be tried in adult courts and sentenced to adult prisons? Gorski
doesn't believe that they should. This article explains why.
Craving, And Relapse By Terence T. Gorski (5-23-01)
An Article By
Terence T. Gorski
article describes the basics dynamics of cocaine relapse a process that
progresses through three stages, setups, trigger events, and a
self-reinforcing craving cycle. Guidelines are provided for
preventing craving and effectively managing craving if it is activated.
In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorders
by Terence T.
This article describes the basic research-based
principles upon which the GORSKI-CENAPS Model of treatment is
based. The article is divided into two parts. Part one describes the best scientific understanding of the nature of
substance use disorders. Part two describes the best
scientific understanding of the principles that govern the effective
treatment of substance use disorders. A listing of the references
from which these principles were derived is listed at the end of the
of Relapse Warning
Signs By Terence T. Gorski (5-6-01)
chemical dependence occurs at five levels – abstinence, situation change,
behavior change, emotional change, and personal belief change. An
excellent article for use as a client handout.
By Terence T. Gorski (5-6-01)
is a relationship between spirituality and relapse. This article defines
spirituality, explores how both mystical and non-mystical forms of spirituality
can work in harmony to promote recovery and avoid relapse. An excellent
article for use as a client handout.
Drugs And Relapse
By Terence T. Gorski (4-30-01)
describes the special problems encountered by people in recovery from alcoholism
or drug dependence when they need medical treatment that requires the use of
pain medication or other potentially addictive medications. Six clear and
easy to understand guidelines are provided that could save people's
sobriety. This is an excellent article for use as a client handout.
By Terence T. Gorski (4-28-01)
describes the process of relapse in clear and easy to understand language.
It is an excellent article to use as a handout for clients or family members.
To Develop A Relapse Prevention Plan
Terence T. Gorski (4-28-01)
describes in clear and easy to understand language how to develop a relapse
prevention plan. It is an excellent article to use as a handout for
clients or family members.
Drug Use During Pregnancy:
Enforcement vs Treatment
An Article By Terence
T. Gorski 3-22-01
A recent Supreme Court ruling decided that hospital workers cannot
constitutionally test maternity patients for illegal drug use without their
consent for the purpose of alerting the police to a crime. This decision made it clear that pregnant women who are suspected of
using illegal drugs that might harm their unborn baby still retain their civil
rights. The good news is that we
can help drug abusing pregnant women, their unborn children, and their families
without violating their civil rights. Medical
intervention programs that identify and motivate pregnant women to get substance
abuse treatment work better than enforcement programs that entrap pregnant women
into arrest and prosecution for drug law violations. Medical intervention programs can be set up by training obstetricians to
diagnose substance abusing patients, intervening in their addiction, and
coordinating prenatal care with appropriate substance abuse treatment. Outcomes are best when these medical intervention programs are supported
by community-based treatment and sober residential centers that provide
treatment for the women during their pregnancy and for the a period of three to
six months after delivery.
Assistant Programs vs. Drug Testing (03-22-01)
An Article By Terence
it a good idea to rely on random drug testing to reduce the incidence of drug
abuse in our schools. A recent
ruling by an Oklahoma Appeals Court may force us to rethink the answer. They found that randomly drug testing all kids in extra-curricular
activities violates the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable
searches. This isn’t necessarily
bad. Well designed Student
Assistance Programs (SAP's) are far more effective than drug testing in
preventing and helping kids who have problems with alcohol and drugs.
Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) and Relapse
By Terence T. Gorski (02-23-01)
article describes the symptoms of the Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) that
contribute to relapse and recidivism in many released inmates. The
symptoms are described and the implications for communities and addiction and
mental health treatment professionals are discussed.