Community Reinforcement Approach and Contingency Management Interventions for Substance Abuse

Maxine L. Stitzer, Hendree E. Jones, Michelle Tuten, Conrad J. Wong

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Motivational Counseling
Subtitle of host publicationGoal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780470749265
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011


  • Abstinence reinforcement interventions - identifying tangible reinforcers
  • Abstinence reinforcement procedures, and tangible vouchers or prizes - reinforcing drug abstinence
  • Community reinforcement approach (CRA) - multicomponent behavioral therapy, for ill alcoholics
  • Community reinforcement approach - and contingency management interventions for substance abuse
  • Contingency management interventions - beneficial for treating substance use disorders
  • Contingency management interventions - treating drug abuse, functioning as reinforcers
  • Drug abstinence targets - reinforcing abstinence from a single target drug
  • Modifying drug-using behavior - increasing density of alternative reinforcers, incompatible with drug-using lifestyle
  • Operant principles, delivery of positive reinforcement contingent - on desired behavior change
  • Primary tenets of operant conditioning - behaviors learned and reinforced, environmental contingencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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