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ERIC Number: EJ823801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Opioid Abstinence Reinforcement Delays Heroin Lapse during Buprenorphine Dose Tapering
Greenwald, Mark K.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v41 n4 p603-607 Win 2008
A positive reinforcement contingency increased opioid abstinence during outpatient dose tapering (4, 2, then 0 mg/day during Weeks 1 through 3) in non-treatment-seeking heroin-dependent volunteers who had been maintained on buprenorphine (8 mg/day) during an inpatient research protocol. The control group (n = 12) received $4.00 for completing assessments at each thrice-weekly visit during dose tapering; 10 of 12 lapsed to heroin use 1 day after discharge. The abstinence reinforcement group (n = 10) received $30.00 for each consecutive opioid-free urine sample; this significantly delayed heroin lapse (median, 15 days). (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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