A simple reinforcement system for methadone clients in a community-based treatment program.

@article{RowanSzal1994ASR,
  title={A simple reinforcement system for methadone clients in a community-based treatment program.},
  author={Grace A Rowan-Szal and George W. Joe and Lois R Chatham and D. Dwayne Simpson},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1994},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={217-23}
}
Clients in a community-based methadone treatment program earned stars for attending counseling sessions as scheduled and for providing clean urines. These stars were later redeemed for contingent rewards (food or gas coupons or bus tokens) according to one of three randomly assigned reward schedules, including high reward (four stars per prize), low reward (eight stars per prize), or delayed reward (those who had to wait 3 months to earn a prize). Clients in the high-reward condition showed a… CONTINUE READING

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