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By Stephen T. Higgins PhD, Kenneth Silverman PhD, Sarah H. Heil PhD, Joseph V. Brady PhD

Well timed and authoritative, this quantity brings jointly top medical researchers to explain modern functions of contingency administration rules throughout quite a lot of substance use problems and sufferer populations. Contingency administration makes use of a approach of incentives and disincentives to encourage sufferers to fulfill their remedy objectives, and has been carried out effectively in neighborhood remedy clinics, drug courts, and different settings. that includes illustrative case fabric, the publication provides a cogent empirical intent and functional techniques for concentrating on significant medicinal drugs of abuse and dealing with particular populations, together with young people, pregnant girls, and dually clinically determined and homeless participants. additionally addressed are the nuts and bolts of constructing and investment contingency administration courses. (20100401)

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Expanding on the Promise of the Initial Trials There has been a great deal of research on VBRT during the approximately 15 years since the publication of the seminal studies. Indeed, there has been sufficient interest and research activity to warrant holding two scientific conferences on the use of VBRT to treat substance use disorders, with the first being held on September 14 and 15, 1995, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the second on October 7 and 8, 2004, in Burlington, Vermont. The first conference spurred the publication of an edited volume on the use of CM to treat substance use disorders (Higgins & Silverman, 1999) and the second conference started the ball rolling for the present volume.

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