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New Commentary on Contingency Management Published in JAMA Psychiatry

March 10, 2021 by Nicole Twohig

On March 3, 2021, JAMA Psychiatry published "Bringing Together Behavioral Science, Community Engagement, and Cultural Adaptations to Increase Alcohol Abstinence Among American Indian and Alaska Native People Using Contingency Management Therapy," authored by Stephanie S. O’Malley, PhD; Maria C. Crouch, MS; Stephen T. Higgins, PhD.

On March 3, 2021, JAMA Psychiatry published "Bringing Together Behavioral Science, Community Engagement, and Cultural Adaptations to Increase Alcohol Abstinence Among American Indian and Alaska Native People Using Contingency Management Therapy," authored by Stephanie S. O’Malley, PhD1Maria C. Crouch, MS1Stephen T. Higgins, PhD2.

The editorial provides insight into the reported the results of a 12-week multisite randomized clinical trial of CM for the treatment of AUD among American Indian and Alaska Native adults in which rewards were provided for abstinence verified by ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a biomarker of recent alcohol use conducted by McDonell et al. Since little has been done in the way of randomized clinical trials and/or multisite research studies that acknowledge the geographic, tribal, and cultural diversity among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, McDonnell et al's results in "Effect of Incentives for Alcohol Abstinence in Partnership with 3 American Indian and Alaska Native Communities" show notable areas of strength. 

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