Contingency management and addiction

How Can Contingency Management Help with Addiction?

Contingency management (CM), sometimes called motivational incentives, is a behavioral treatment based on the principle of positive reinforcement. CM has been seen to be highly effective in the treatment of addiction through a system of rewards that encourage healthy behaviors. When used in conjunction with other recovery therapies, CM contributes to an increased rate of…

A substance abuse assessment

Substance Abuse Assessment

The first step in treatment for heroin or alcohol addiction is usually a substance abuse assessment. This screening determines the following about an individual’s addiction: If addiction exists Extent of the addiction Whether co-occurring conditions exist What facets of treatment should be included in a treatment plan Substance abuse assessments are usually privately conducted tests…