Contingency Management: New Directions and Remaining Challenges for An Evidence-Based Intervention

Carla J. Rash, Maxine Stitzer, Jeremiah Weinstock

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This article introduces the special issue on contingency management (CM), an efficacious intervention for the treatment of substance use disorders with low uptake in clinical settings that is not commensurate with evidence for efficacy. In this special issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, we present 16 articles representing the latest research in efficacy, implementation, and technological advances related to CM. Combined, this collection of articles highlights the diverse populations, settings, and applications of CM in the treatment of substance use disorders. We conclude by highlighting directions for future research, particularly those that may increase CM's appeal and uptake in routine clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Motivational incentives
  • Reinforcement
  • Reinforcers
  • Substance abuse treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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