Journal article

Adding an Internet-delivered treatment to an efficacious treatment package for opioid dependence.

Darren R Christensen, Reid D Landes, Lisa Jackson, Lisa A Marsch, Michael J Mancino, Mohit P Chopra, Warren K Bickel

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the benefit of adding an Internet-delivered behavior therapy to a buprenorphine medication program and voucher-based motivational incentives. METHOD: A block-randomized, unblinded, parallel, 12-week treatment trial was conducted with 170 opioid-dependent adult patients (mean age = 34.3 years; 54.1% male; 95.3% White). Participants received an Internet-based community reinforcement approach intervention plus contingency management (CRA+) and buprenorphine or contingency management alone (CM-alone) plus buprenorphine. The primary outcomes, measured over the course of treatment, were longest continuous abstinence, total abstinence, and days retained in treatment. RESULTS: ..

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