Increasing employment of opioid dependent outpatients: an intensive behavioral intervention.

@article{Kidorf1998IncreasingEO,
  title={Increasing employment of opioid dependent outpatients: an intensive behavioral intervention.},
  author={Michael S. Kidorf and J. M. R. Hollander and Van Lewis King and Robert K. Brooner},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={73-80}
}
The impact of a new, mandatory employment requirement in a community-based methadone treatment program was evaluated. All patients who had been in the methadone substitution program for at least 1 year but who were not currently employed (n = 36) were required to enhance their treatment with 20 h of employment (paid or volunteer). Patients with significant psychiatric or medical disabilities were excluded from the routine treatment requirement. Patients were informed by counseling staff that… CONTINUE READING

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