Recent advances in the dissemination of contingency management techniques: clinical and research perspectives

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2002 Sep;23(2):81-6. doi: 10.1016/s0740-5472(02)00251-9.


Research studies have demonstrated the efficacy of contingency management procedures in treating substance use disorders. However, these procedures have only recently been adapted to and tested within community-based clinical settings. This article reviews recent advances in the field of contingency management, with attention to dissemination issues. Counselor's reactions to the implementation of these techniques in individual and group treatment modalities are detailed. Suggestions are made for areas in which more research is needed, from both a counselor's and researcher's perspective.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Motivation
  • Population
  • Psychotherapy / economics
  • Psychotherapy / education
  • Psychotherapy / organization & administration*
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Reinforcement Schedule
  • Research
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / economics
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / organization & administration*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / economics
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation*