A survey was conducted to identify clinic privileges that might serve as reinforcers for a group of methadone maintenance clients. Fifty-three clients ranked nine clinic privileges according to their desirability. The opportunity to take medication home from the clinic on 4 days of the week was ranked as most desirable, on the average, followed by receiving cash payments ($30 and $10) and the opportunity for limited dosage self-control. Medication take-home privileges appear to be the most potent potential reinforcer available in the context of a methadone clinic.
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- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health