Reinforcement of drug abstinence: a behavioral approach to drug abuse treatment Behavioral analysis and treatment of substance abuse

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Abstract

This paper proceeds in three parts. First we present a review of previous research which has utilized contingency management or reinforcement procedures to treat drug and substance abuse. Second, data is presented concerning the efficacy of abstinence incentives to promote reductions in supplemental drug use among methadone maintenance clients; these data were gathered within a methadone maintenance outpatient clinic as part of a treatment research project seeking to identify variables that control and modify drug use in order to develop more effective treatment interventions. Third and finally, abstinence incentives or reinforcement procedures are discussed in terms of their practical and conceptual implications for drug abuse and substance abuse treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-90
Number of pages23
JournalNIDA RES. MONOGR.
VolumeNo. 25
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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