ERIC Number: ED169446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Analysis and Modification of Drug Abuse.
Bigelow, George E.
Some of the unique characteristics of the drug abuse field which distinguish it from the other varieties of substance abuse and research methodologies for studying determinants of drug self-administration behavior which have been developed in response to these characteristics were investigated. Data suggest that residential drug self-administration laboratories are useful contexts for direct observation and measurement of drug self-administration behavior and assessment of experimentally manipulated environmental influences, and methadone maintenance treatment clinics provide settings for applied research on environmental determinants of drug self-administration. Results presented from a sequential group of studies in this setting indicate that contingent reinforcement procedures reduce supplementary drug self-administration by methadone patients. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978); Best copy available