This trial is evaluating whether Contingency Management will improve 2 primary outcomes and 9 secondary outcomes in patients with Substance Abuse. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline to 9 months..
This trial requires 540 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Contingency Management is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Though drugs of abuse may be able to be successfully eliminated through a combination of psychosurgery, psychotherapy, and medication, drug abuse cannot be cured. Despite a substantial reduction in the recreational use of some psychoactive agents over the last decade, the addiction persists without cure." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Treatment for drug abuse is highly dependent on factors such as the severity of the dependency and the drug taken. Common solutions include counselling, medication, therapy, and individual and group psychotherapy. Treatment often involves counseling and guidance." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The signs of alcohol, non-prescribed and recreational drugs are often difficult to detect. Symptoms can fade rapidly. Often they can also be mistaken for signs of other problems." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Around 60 million American adults experience a dependence on illicit drugs each year. Alcohol addiction affects over 15 million adults each year, and nicotine addiction affects 7 to 10 million adults.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Alcohol and illicit drug abuse have a major impact on social and public health. Preventive and therapeutic strategies based on accurate and accurate assessment of drug use should be developed." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Drug abuse may have various determinants and consequences. The most widely accepted hypothesis holds that drug abuse represents a disorder in which the person's brain becomes abnormally controlled by a drug, and that this abnormal behavior is an adaptive strategy for coping with stress and deprivation." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Among the participants, the prevalence of alcoholism in this cohort of methamphetamine abusers was much more than those with alcohol abuse alone. Methamphetamine abusers who had been diagnosed with other mental illnesses were more likely to have a family history of alcoholism or to have developed alcoholism before the onset of mental illness, suggesting a possible link between the development of alcoholism and other psychological disorders or drug use-related factors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It is important for the clinician to understand the components of CM and the role of motivational enhancement. CM components that we are willing to implement and measure are the use of rewards and contingency management activities related to drug treatment compliance." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Although it is important to recognize the potential for CM to increase abstinence rates from alcohol and other drugs, it is also important to understand that it enhances the effectiveness of behavioral treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"[The most common drug abuse problems among adults aged 25-34] are stimulant (17%), cannabis (11%), drug using disorders (11%), inhalant (6%) and benzodiazepines (5.1%). answer: The most common drug abuse problem among adults aged 25-34 seemed to be stimulant (16%), inhalants (8%), and illicit drugs from cannabis (4%). Alcohol misuse is not commonly identified among adults." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The current results suggest that CM can lead to an improved ability to abstain from substance use. The effects are more robust for cocaine than alcohol." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Side effects of CM were rare, but some of them were serious including an increased risk of suicide. It is important that patients and caregivers are educated about CM to reduce potential complications." - Anonymous Online Contributor