Effectiveness of motivational incentives in stimulant abusing outpatients with different treatment histories

Therese Killeen, Rickey E. Carter, Marc Copersino, Nancy Petry, Maxine Stitzer

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Abstract

Objective: To determine if prize-based abstinence incentives will differentially affect substance abuse outcomes in patients with different treatment histories. Design: Treatment seeking outpatients with more or less prior treatment episodes were randomized to receive either prize-based incentives plus treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU alone. Outcome variables included longest sustained period of abstinence, number of negative urine drug screens (UDS), and retention in treatment. Results: Treatment experienced participants were older, more likely to be female, African American, unemployed, and with more severe cocaine and psychiatric problems. The effectiveness of incentives did not differ significantly between the two treatment history groups with regard to the outcome measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Motivation
Outpatients
Therapeutics
Cocaine
African Americans
Substance-Related Disorders
Psychiatry
History
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Urine
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Motivational incentives
  • Stimulant use
  • Treatment history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Effectiveness of motivational incentives in stimulant abusing outpatients with different treatment histories. / Killeen, Therese; Carter, Rickey E.; Copersino, Marc; Petry, Nancy; Stitzer, Maxine.

In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 129-137.

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Killeen, Therese ; Carter, Rickey E. ; Copersino, Marc ; Petry, Nancy ; Stitzer, Maxine. / Effectiveness of motivational incentives in stimulant abusing outpatients with different treatment histories. In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 129-137.
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