“Honey works Better than Vinegar”: Contingency Management Programs in Recovery

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If you’ve never heard of a contingency management program in out or in-patient treatment centers, it’s because it’s under utilized.  It’s a behavior modification system in which rewards are contingent on staying abstinent.  It’s also called “carrot-and-stick” method where you are rewarded for positive behavior – much like motivating a child to clean up his…

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