Preliminary findings: Contingency management targeting psycho-stimulant use results in secondary decreases in smoking for severely mentally ill adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Treatments for drug addiction and smoking in severely mentally ill (SMI) adults are needed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of a contingency management (CM) intervention targeting psycho-stimulant on cigarette smoking. METHODS: 126 stimulant dependent SMI smokers were assigned to CM or a non-contingent control condition. Rates of smoking-negative (<3 ppm) carbon monoxide breath-samples were compared. RESULTS: Individuals who received CM targeting psycho-stimulants were 79% more likely to submit a smoking-negative breath-sample relative to controls. CONCLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: This study provides initial evidence that a behavioral treatment for drug use results in reductions in cigarette smoking in SMI adults.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McDonell, M; McPherson, S; Vilardaga, R; Srebnik, D; Angelo, FN; Leickly, E; Saxon, AJ; Roll, J; Ries, R

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 410

PubMed ID

  • 24961363

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4237159

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0391

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12114.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England