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Gorski is the surname of the globally acclaimed substance abuse relapse prevention specialist, Terence T. Understanding Gorski’s contributions can be valuable as he has dedicated his career to developing effective strategies for addiction recovery and relapse prevention. He has authored several books and articles that are highly regarded in the field. Gorski’s work emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment, addressing physical, psychological, and social aspects of recovery.

One of Gorski’s significant contributions is the development of the CENAPS Model, which stands for Cognitive Emotive Neurobehavioral Approach to Addiction, Prevention, and Treatment. This model incorporates various evidence-based techniques to achieve long-term recovery, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation, and relapse prevention strategies.

Relapse Prevention (RP) is a cognitive-behavioral strategy aimed at identifying and preventing circumstances that raise the risk of relapsing into harmful behaviors, including substance abuse and other psychological conditions. Originating from Terence Gorski’s 1986 work, RP views relapse as a process with emotional, mental, and physical stages that can lead to a return to previous problematic behaviors or a pivot towards positive change.

Relapse is influenced by factors such as self-efficacy, coping skills, emotional states, and social support. Techniques for RP involve therapist sessions, avoiding high-risk situations, and reapplying effective therapies when needed. Studies have found RP to be effective in reducing substance use and enhancing psychosocial adjustment, particularly in those with alcohol use disorders.

The RP model has evolved to incorporate ideas from systems theory, viewing relapse as part of a complex, dynamic system with feedback loops and contextual effects. In the UK, efforts have been made to apply RP in adult mental health, training service users and carers as RP practitioners.

The CENAPS model, developed by Gorski, offers a structured approach to RP, including certification for specialists. RP is key in treating substance use disorders, focusing on skills to manage internal and external triggers of relapse. For depression, RP includes mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and preventive cognitive therapy, which have been effective in preventing relapse, especially when combined with medication.

Gorski’s expertise extends beyond the theoretical framework. He has also worked as a counsellor and lecturer, sharing his knowledge and insights with addiction treatment professionals and individuals struggling with addiction. He has trained many addiction counsellors, making his influence widespread throughout the addiction recovery community.

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    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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