Voucher-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in treatment-resistant methadone patients: effects of reinforcement magnitude

@article{Silverman1999VoucherbasedRO,
  title={Voucher-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in treatment-resistant methadone patients: effects of reinforcement magnitude},
  author={Kenneth Silverman and Mary Ann D. Chutuape and George E. Bigelow and Maxine L. Stitzer},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={146},
  pages={128-138}
}
Abstract Voucher-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence has been one of the most effective means of treating cocaine abuse in methadone patients, but it has not been effective in all patients. This study was designed to determine if we could promote cocaine abstinence in a population of treatment-resistant cocaine abusing methadone patients by increasing the magnitude of voucher-based abstinence reinforcement. Participants were 29 methadone patients who previously failed to achieve sustained… CONTINUE READING

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