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OBJECTIVE To assess whether incentives improved treatment outcome in ambulatory cocaine-dependent patients. METHOD Forty cocaine-dependent adults were randomly assigned to behavioral treatment with or without an added incentive program. The behavioral treatment was based on the Community Reinforcement Approach and was provided to both groups. Subjects in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a behavioral treatment program for achieving initial cocaine abstinence in individuals enrolled in outpatient treatment for cocaine dependence. METHOD Thirteen consecutively admitted outpatients were offered behavioral treatment consisting of contingency management procedures and the community(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy of a multicomponent behavioral treatment and drug abuse counseling for cocaine-dependent individuals. METHOD The 38 patients were enrolled in outpatient treatment and were randomly assigned to the two treatments. Counseling in the behavioral treatment was based on the community reinforcement approach, while the(More)
Alcohol use and associated factors were studied in 124 consecutive cocaine-dependent admissions to an outpatient substance abuse clinic. Two analyses were conducted: First, those who did and did not meet criteria for current alcohol dependence were compared on sociodemographic and drug use characteristics. Second, patients who reported simultaneous cocaine(More)
Drug abuse treatment programs can help reduce high-risk sexual behavior in drug users by promoting condom use. This study examined the influence of distribution location and poster prompts on the taking of free condoms in a drug abuse treatment clinic. Over 6 months, condoms were available alternately, with and without poster prompts, in the clinic's(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new primitive - referred to as conditional random selection. This new primitive allows the random selection of a data record from the subset of data records that meet a specified condition. We present a new privacy-preserving protocol that implements the new primitive and is secure in the semi-honest model. At its core, it uses(More)
Bartering plays a significant role in today's global economy-both between individuals as well as in B2B settings. However, aside from lacking automation, today's bartering solutions and supporting platforms typically neglect the privacy needs of their users. In this paper, we present a novel two-party protocol which addresses these shortcomings. The new(More)
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