Contingency Management

Contingency Management is an evidence-based treatment approach grounded in the principles of behavior management and cognitive-behavioral therapy that provides incentives for abstaining from drug abuse. Techniques involved in this treatment include positive reinforcement for drug abstinence and negative consequences for returning to drug use, with the emphasis on positive reinforcement and the celebration of success. This celebration of success helps the family and youth remain motivated to change and provides a positive and welcoming treatment environment.

 

The goal of CM is to weaken the rewards associated with using drugs by substituting them with healthier activities and abstinence.

 

Click here to view a PDF overview of the Contingency Management program and contact telephone numbers.

 

For more information, contact Trish Young at tyoung@pacounseling.com.