Intervening through the Social Welfare System

A Proposed Contingency Management Program with Implications for Workfare Planning
  • Sonja Frison
  • Jesse B. Milby

Abstract

This chapter outlines one area of the U.S. Social Welfare System and discusses the implications of a contingency management program for Welfare to Work (Workfare) participants with substance abuse problems. This type of programming is important for at least two reasons. One, although the prevalence of substance abuse within this system varies, there is a recognition that screening and treatment are often indicated but are not adequately addressed. Also, substance abuse impacts on the individual’s ability to obtain and sustain employment, thus creating challenges to the system if the substance abuse is not treated.

Keywords

Depression Europe Transportation Income Cocaine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Frison
    • 1
  • Jesse B. Milby
    • 2
  1. 1.Behavioral Medicine Unit/Division of Preventive MedicineUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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