Contingency Management

Contingency management (CM) is a highly effective model of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that involves providing incentives for behavioral outcomes aligned with treatment goals. Hundreds of peer-reviewed research articles spanning over thirty years have consistently demonstrated the positive impacts of CM, including:

  • Reductions in drug use
  • Increased treatment retention
  • Compatibility with other forms of treatment
  • Effectiveness across diverse populations.

CM should be widely implemented in SUD treatment settings across the U.S.

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