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Intensive, long-term case management coordinating treatment and other services helped US 'welfare mothers' overcome their drug problems and gain full time employment.
STUDY 2008 HTM file
Toward cost-effective initial care for substance-abusing homeless
Offering homeless, unemployed people seeking treatment for cocaine dependence access to housing and paid employment if they stay drug-free is a powerful incentive, but adding intensive counselling helps maintain abstinence once the incentives end.
REVIEW 2004 PDF file 967Kb
Take the network into treatment
Distinguished US authors summarise the evidence for a new direction in the treatment of substance abuse problems - harnessing friends, lovers, sons, daughters and workmates to reconstruct the incentives in a client's life.
OFFCUT 2001 PDF file 108Kb
US best practice and evidence-based treatment guides
Treatment Improvement Protocol expert consensus statements on best practice and evidence-based therapy manuals available free of charge from US government web sites.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 155Kb
Achievable and avoidable rewards and punishments improve methadone outcomes
Contingency management regimes which systematically reward abstinence or penalise drug use generally improve outcomes in methadone programmes, but there are considerable ethical and practical limitations to the applicability of this approach.
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