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How Using Contingency Management Can Support Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT

September is National Recovery Month! It’s an important reminder to promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices.

 The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that over 5 million people aged 12 and older misused prescription stimulants, while 2.5 million had used methamphetamine within the past year. The good news? There’s more and more research underway to find effective treatment of stimulant use disorders. The only current treatment for stimulant use disorders with significant evidence of effectiveness is contingency management, an evidence-based behavioral intervention designed to encourage desired behaviors by providing immediate reinforcing consequences in the form of incentives.

NCSACW’s upcoming webinar will provide: 1. an overview of contingency management including the implementation with different cultural populations, 2. the implementation experience of a Regional Partnership Grantee (Montefiore Medical Center from New York), 3. a closer look at the myths and stigma associated with contingency management, and 4. practical strategies for agencies to implement contingency management.


Join us as we engage national experts to learn more about:
• Science and research behind contingency management
• Key principles and implementation strategies of contingency management, including program effectiveness related to individuals with stimulant use disorders involved in the child welfare system
• How to apply principles outside of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment to improve outcomes for parents affected by SUDs

• Beth Rutkowski, MPH, has been associated with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) since December 2000, and currently serves as the director of training and co-director of the SAMHSA-funded Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Training Center.
• Anita Jose, Ph.D. is director of child welfare programs and attending psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center’s University Behavioral Associates (UBA).