Something of value: The introduction of contingency management interventions into the New York City Health and Hospital Addiction Treatment Service

Scott H. Kellogg, Marylee Burns, Peter Coleman, Maxine Stitzer, Joyce B. Wale, Mary Jeanne Kreek

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Abstract

This paper explores the impact of the adoption of the contingency management approach by the Chemical Dependency Treatment Services of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). The utilization of this approach grew out of an alliance between NIDA Clinical Trials Network-affiliated clinicians and researchers and a leadership team at the HHC. Interviews and dialogues with administrators, staff, and patients revealed a shared sense that the use of contingency management had: (1) increased patient motivation for treatment and recovery; (2) facilitated therapeutic progress and goal attainment; (3) improved the attitude and morale of many staff members and administrators; and (4) developed a more collegial and affirming relationship not only between patients and staff, but also among staff members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Addiction treatment
  • Contingency management
  • Methadone
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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