Contingency Management: Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder

October 18, 2022 | Richard Rawson, PhD Contingency Management (CM) is a powerful behavioral strategy that has repeatedly been demonstrated to reduce stimulant use by individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder. Use of CM outside of the VA has been rare due to regulatory and funding obstacles. However, CM is cited in the 2022 National Drug Plan as a priority treatment to address the treatment needs of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine use disorder. Delivery of an effective, evidence-based CM protocol that is in compliance with federal guidelines requires careful development of a training and implementation plan. The presenter will present the steps and key components of the CM protocol and implementation plan being used in California in the first large scale implementation of CM outside the VA.