Initial abstinence and success in achieving longer term cocaine abstinence.

  title={Initial abstinence and success in achieving longer term cocaine abstinence.},
  author={Stephen T. Higgins and Gary J. Badger and Alan J Budney},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={8 3},
This study's goals were to characterize the relationship between early and longer term cocaine abstinence and assess whether increasing early abstinence increases longer term abstinence. Results from 190 cocaine-dependent outpatients were analyzed. Participants were divided into 2 conditions: (a) those treated with community reinforcement approach (CRA) plus contingent vouchers (n = 125) and (b) those treated with control treatments (n = 65). A period of sustained abstinence during treatment… CONTINUE READING

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