OIG Opinion Sees Favorable Outlook for Contingency Management Services

In the fight against substance use disorders (SUDs), a number of providers have been turning to contingency management (CM) services as a solution, and a new report from the government shows it is working. The idea of providing certain incentives to individuals for hitting treatment benchmarks has been backed by various published studies. Additionally, the […]

How SUD Treatment Providers Can Successfully Implement Contingency Management Programs

Contingency management has proven to be one of the most effective treatments for patients addicted to stimulants such as meth and cocaine. The practice — which rewards patients with money or prizes for hitting certain treatment milestones — has been shown to improve retention and abstinence rates. However, stigma and lack of reimbursement prevent many […]

Digital Substance Abuse Treatment Startups Captivate Investors, Payers

In America today, the need for more substance use disorder (SUD) interventions is clear. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the alcohol-related death rate was twice what it was 20 years earlier. Those statistics don’t include nearly 20 million others who did not die but still battled SUD that year. […]