Combining cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management to enhance their effects in treating cannabis dependence: less can be more, more or less.

@article{Carroll2012CombiningCB,
  title={Combining cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management to enhance their effects in treating cannabis dependence: less can be more, more or less.},
  author={Kathleen M. Carroll and Charla Nich and Donna LaPaglia and Erica N Peters and Caroline J Easton and Nancy M Petry},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2012},
  volume={107 9},
  pages={1650-9}
}
AIMS To evaluate reciprocal enhancement (combining treatments to offset their relative weaknesses) as a strategy to improve cannabis treatment outcomes. Contingency management (CM) with reinforcement for homework completion and session attendance was used as a strategy to enhance cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) via greater exposure to skills training; CBT was used as a strategy to enhance durability of CM with rewards for abstinence. SETTING Community-based out-patient treatment program in… CONTINUE READING
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