- Recommendation ID
- Is contingency management effective in reducing alcohol consumption in people who misuse alcohol compared with standard care?
- Any explanatory notes
- Why this is important:- Psychological interventions are an important therapeutic option for people with alcohol-related problems. However, even with the most effective current treatment (for example, cognitive behavioural therapies and social network and environment-based therapies), the effects are modest at best and the treatments are not effective for everyone. Contingency management has a considerable and compelling evidence base in the treatment of substance misuse (for example, opioid misuse) but there is only a limited, if promising, evidence base for contingency management in the treatment of alcohol-related problems. The results of this research will have important implications for the provision of psychological treatment for alcohol misuse in the NHS.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence
- Date issued
- February 2011
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|