The effectiveness of ultra-low magnitude reinforcers: Findings from a “real-world” application of contingency management

Research paper by Frankie Kropp, Daniel Lewis, Theresa Winhusen

Indexed on: 07 Oct '16Published on: 29 Jun '16Published in: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment


Research has consistently found contingency management (CM) to be an effective tool in increasing desired patient behaviors in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Despite the strong evidence for the effectiveness of this intervention, practical issues and the cost of implementing CM in treatment programs have been significant barriers to adoption.