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Contingency Management Research & Results

At WEconnect, we followed the research and built our platform around the most effective standalone treatment technique for substance use disorder: Contingency Management.
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Evidence-Based Treatment

WEconnect Delivers Results

We leverage Contingency Management in our mobile app and the results speak for themselves.

After 6 months, 84% of surveyed members agree or strongly agree that WEconnect helps their recovery

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At month 6 with WEconnect, 88% of surveyed members report abstinence from substance(s) they've deemed problematic

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At month 6, surveyed members report an average of a 75% reduction in substance use frequency

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Weekly average verified support routine check-ins during the first 6 months: 2.9

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Weekly average self-care routine check-ins during the first 6 months: 9.4

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Contingency Management leverages positive reinforcements, triggering dopamine for as a reward for positive behaviors instead of those tied to addiction.

What Is Contingency Management?

Contingency Management (CM), is a type of behavioral therapy in which individuals are ‘reinforced’, or rewarded, for evidence of positive behavioral change. Based on the longstanding psychological principle that rewarded behaviors are more likely to stick long-term, the CM approach has been successfully leveraged to reduce substance use.

Comparison of Behavioral Treatments for Substance Use Disorder

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Contingency Management has the highest effect sizes for substance use disorder treatment compared to other top behavioral treatments. Adapted from Dutra et al. (2008).

Why Does Recovery Engagement Matter?

Research demonstrates the importance of individuals staying active in their recovery for long-term success, especially via recovery routines.

Comparison of Rates Recurrence of Use Based on Engagement with Recovery Supporting Activities

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71% more likely not to relapse 2
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4x more likely to stay in recovery for 1 year 3
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individuals engaged in recovery supporting activities posttreatment
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