Contingency Management in Substance Abuse Treatment

Edited by Stephen T. Higgins, Kenneth Silverman, and Sarah H. Heil
Foreword by Joseph V. Brady

September 26, 2007
ISBN 9781593855710
Price: $59.00
380 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

Timely and authoritative, this volume brings together leading clinical researchers to describe contemporary applications of contingency management principles across a wide range of substance use disorders and patient populations. Contingency management uses a system of incentives and disincentives to motivate patients to meet their treatment goals, and has been implemented successfully in community treatment clinics, drug courts, and other settings. Featuring illustrative case material, the book presents a cogent empirical rationale and practical strategies for targeting major drugs of abuse and working with specific populations, including adolescents, pregnant women, and dually diagnosed and homeless individuals. Also addressed are the nuts and bolts of developing and funding contingency management programs.