Motivating Behavior Change Among Illicit-Drug Abusers: Research on Contingency Management Interventions

Pages: 399
Item #: 4318860
ISBN: 978-1-55798-570-5
List Price: $29.95
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Copyright: 1999
Format: Hardcover
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Overcoming drug addiction requires great personal motivation on the part of the addict: The drug abuser must want to break the habit before change may occur. Contingency management interventions represent one of the most effective ways to enhance motivation among substance abusers. This timely book describes the use of contingency management with individuals addicted to cocaine, heroine, and other illicit-drugs.

Contingency management is a scientifically based process of providing incentives for abstaining from drug abuse. Techniques involved in this treatment include positive reinforcement for drug abstinence and punishment for returning to drug use, with the emphasis on positive reinforcement. Motivating Behavior Change Among Illicit Drug Abusers reviews literature describing the use of contingency management techniques with a wide range of individuals, including pregnant women, homeless people, and schizophrenic drug abusers. This detailed, comprehensive volume will be of value to researchers, clinicians, and policy makers alike; it makes a unique contribution to the development and implementation of effective treatments for illicit drug abusers.

Table of Contents


—Charles R. Schuster


I. The Basics of Contingency Management

—Stephen T. Higgins

  1. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Contingency Management Treatments for Drug Abuse
    —George E. Bigelow and Kenneth Silverman

II. Treatment of Cocaine Abusers

  1. Clinic and Laboratory Studies on the Use of Incentives to Decrease Cocaine and Other Substance Use
    —Stephen T. Higgins, John M. Roll, Conrad J. Wong, Jennifer W. Tidy, and Robert Dantona
  2. Contingency Management and Relapse Prevention as Stimulant Abuse Treatment Interventions
    —Richard Rawson, Michael McMann, Alice Huber, and Steven Shoptaw

III. Treatment of Special Populations

  1. Effective Treatment of Homeless Substance Abusers: The Role of Contingency Management
    —Joseph E . Schumucher, Jesse B. Milby, Cecelia L. McNamara, Dennis Wallace, Max Michael, Sam Popkin, and Stuart Usdan
  2. Disability Income, Cocaine Use, and Contingency Management Among Patients With Cocaine Dependence and Schizophrenia
    —Andrew Shaner, Douglas E. Tucker, Lisa J. Roberts, and Thad A. Eckman
  3. Pregnant Women and Tuberculosis-Exposed Drug Abusers: Reducing Drug Use and Increasing Treatment Compliance
    —Ronith Elk

IV. Treatment of Opioid Abusers

  1. Coupons–Vouchers as a Strategy for Increasing Treatment Entry for Opiate-Dependent Injection Drug Abusers
    —James L. Sorensen, Carmen L. Masson, and Amy L. Copeland
  2. Efficacy and Versatility of Voucher-Based Reinforcement in Drug Abuse Treatment
    —Kenneth Silverman, Kenzie L. Preston, Maxine L. Stitzer, and Charles R. Schuster
  3. Treatment of Multiple Drug Abuse in the Methadone Clinic
    —Nancy A. Piotrowski and Sharon M. Hall
  4. Reducing Drug Use by Encouraging Alternative Behaviors
    —Andrew R. Morral, Martin Y. Iguchi, and Mark A. Belding
  5. Contingent Access to Clinic Privileges Reduces Drug Abuse in Methadone Maintenance Patients
    —Michael Kidorf and Maxine L. Stitzer
  6. Reducing Cigarette Smoking in Methadone Maintenance Patients
    —Steven Shoptaw, Sandy Dow, Dominick L. Frosch, Walter Ling, Damian C. Madsen, and Murray E. Jarvik
  7. Combined Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment During Opioid Detoxification: A Review
    —Warren K. Bickel and Lisa A. Marsch

V. Research Development and Dissemination

  1. Monitoring Cocaine Use During Contingency Management Interventions
    —Kenzie L. Preston, Kenneth Silverman, and Edward J. Cone
  2. Monitoring Therapist and Patient Behavior During Behavioral Interventions for Illicit Drug Use: Process Research Perspectives
    —Michael V. Pantalon and Richard S. Schottenfeld
  3. Disseminating Contingency Management Research to Drug Abuse Treatment Practitioners
    —Kimberly C. Kirby, Leslie Amass, and A. Thomas McLellan
  4. Research on Contingency Management Treatment of Drug Dependence: Clinical Implications and Future Directions
    —Thomas J. Crowley

Author Index

Subject Index

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