Theory

Forest and Trees

From a distance, we see a forest as a mass of shape and color that conceals the complexity beneath the surface. Only when we look more closely at the individual trees, do we see the unique qualities of every limb, twig, and leaf around us.

The GATE Model transcends the limitations of traditional substance abuse assessment and treatment models, as it illuminates a comprehensive understanding of the true complexity of addictive illness that is informed by emerging theory.

Follow the links at the left to explore the significance of Traditional and Comprehensive approaches, in the GATE Model's development. 

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