S M Alessi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Connecticut Health Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Contingency management promotes smoking reductions in residential substance abuse patients
    Sheila M Alessi
    University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:617-22. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The prediction of individual differences in response to D-amphetamine in healthy adults
    S M Alessi
    University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 14:19-32. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint An experimental examination of the initial weeks of abstinence in cigarette smokers
    Sheila M Alessi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 38 Fletcher Place, Burlington, VT 05401 1419, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 12:276-87. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Voucher-based incentives. A substance abuse treatment innovation
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 38 Fletcher Place, Burlington, VT 05464, USA
    Addict Behav 27:887-910. 2002
  5. pmc Contingency management for attendance to group substance abuse treatment administered by clinicians in community clinics
    David M Ledgerwood
    University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:517-26. 2008
  6. pmc Cocaine abusers with and without alcohol dependence respond equally well to contingency management treatments
    Carla J Rash
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06033, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:275-81. 2008
  7. pmc Prize-based contingency management is efficacious in cocaine-abusing patients with and without recent gambling participation
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center MC 3944, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:282-8. 2010
  8. pmc Group-based randomized trial of contingencies for health and abstinence in HIV patients
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center MC 3944, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:89-97. 2010
  9. pmc Psychometric properties of the contingency management competence scale
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, MC 3944, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:167-74. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of contingent prizes versus vouchers in cocaine-using methadone patients
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:983-91. 2007

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc Contingency management promotes smoking reductions in residential substance abuse patients
    Sheila M Alessi
    University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:617-22. 2008
    ..Percentage of negative CO tests and the highest number of consecutive negative CO tests were greater in contingency management compared to standard care...
  2. ncbi request reprint The prediction of individual differences in response to D-amphetamine in healthy adults
    S M Alessi
    University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    Behav Pharmacol 14:19-32. 2003
    ..Finally, participants with high sensation-seeking personality scores exhibited less prepulse inhibition. The results are discussed in terms of the extant literature...
  3. ncbi request reprint An experimental examination of the initial weeks of abstinence in cigarette smokers
    Sheila M Alessi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 38 Fletcher Place, Burlington, VT 05401 1419, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 12:276-87. 2004
    ..Results indicate that it is feasible to experimentally manipulate smoking abstinence and that doing so can enhance understanding of the relationship between early abstinence and relapse risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Voucher-based incentives. A substance abuse treatment innovation
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 38 Fletcher Place, Burlington, VT 05464, USA
    Addict Behav 27:887-910. 2002
    ..Overall, voucher-based incentives hold promise as an innovative treatment intervention that has efficacy across a wide range of substance abuse problems and populations...
  5. pmc Contingency management for attendance to group substance abuse treatment administered by clinicians in community clinics
    David M Ledgerwood
    University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:517-26. 2008
    ..This study is one of the first to investigate CM in community settings implemented entirely by community clinicians, and results suggest that CM is effective in improving therapy attendance...
  6. pmc Cocaine abusers with and without alcohol dependence respond equally well to contingency management treatments
    Carla J Rash
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06033, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:275-81. 2008
    ..Further, alcohol dependent participants are able to offset greater baseline severity in psychosocial functioning and maintain these improvements with CM...
  7. pmc Prize-based contingency management is efficacious in cocaine-abusing patients with and without recent gambling participation
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center MC 3944, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:282-8. 2010
    ..These data suggest that prize CM is equally efficacious for substance-abusing patients who do and do not gamble, and they extend prior studies indicating that prize CM does not increase gambling...
  8. pmc Group-based randomized trial of contingencies for health and abstinence in HIV patients
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center MC 3944, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:89-97. 2010
    ..This study evaluated effects of a group-based CM intervention that focused on reinforcing health behaviors...
  9. pmc Psychometric properties of the contingency management competence scale
    Nancy M Petry
    Calhoun Cardiology Center, MC 3944, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:167-74. 2010
    ..These data suggest that the CMCS is reliable and valid in assessing delivery of CM and that competence in CM delivery is associated with improved patient outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of contingent prizes versus vouchers in cocaine-using methadone patients
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:983-91. 2007
    ..Thus, reinforcement with prizes was similar to voucher CM in promoting LDA, which is associated with posttreatment benefits...
  11. ncbi request reprint Low-cost contingency management in community clinics: delivering incentives partially in group therapy
    Sheila M Alessi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:293-300. 2007
    ..This study suggests that it is feasible to deliver incentives for attendance in group therapy, but that further research is needed to understand the modest effects on attendance. Strengths and limitations of this study are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Vouchers versus prizes: contingency management treatment of substance abusers in community settings
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, 06030 3944, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1005-14. 2005
    ..Thus, prize and voucher CM systems are equally efficacious in promoting long durations of abstinence, which in turn are associated with benefits posttreatment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Contingency management treatments: Reinforcing abstinence versus adherence with goal-related activities
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Storrs, CT 06030 3944, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:592-601. 2006
    ..Abstinence at 6- and 9-month follow-ups did not differ by group, but longest duration of abstinence achieved during treatment was associated with abstinence posttreatment...
  14. pmc Regardless of psychiatric severity the addition of contingency management to standard treatment improves retention and drug use outcomes
    Jeremiah Weinstock
    University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:288-96. 2007
    ..Overall, these findings suggest contingency management is an efficacious and appropriate intervention for substance use disordered individuals across a range of psychiatric problems...
  15. ncbi request reprint Contingency management improves abstinence and quality of life in cocaine abusers
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:307-15. 2007
    ..During-treatment abstinence mediated the relationship between treatment condition and QOLI scores over time...
  16. pmc Behavioral assessment of impulsivity in pathological gamblers with and without substance use disorder histories versus healthy controls
    David M Ledgerwood
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 105:89-96. 2009
    ..More research should focus on specific ways in which PGs exhibit impulsivity to better address impulsive behaviors in treatment...
  17. doi request reprint Contingency management reduces drug-related human immunodeficiency virus risk behaviors in cocaine-abusing methadone patients
    Tressa Hanson
    University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    Addiction 103:1187-97. 2008
    ..This study examined whether CM also reduces human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors and if these effects are mediated by longest duration of abstinence achieved during treatment...
  18. pmc Contingency management is efficacious for cocaine abusers with prior treatment attempts
    Carla J Rash
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:547-54. 2008
    ..The results provide support for CM as an advantageous option for individuals with multiple prior treatment attempts, as well as for substance abuse treatment patients in general...
  19. ncbi request reprint An experimental test of the influence of prior cigarette smoking abstinence on future abstinence
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05401 1419, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:471-9. 2004
    ..These results provide experimental evidence that prior abstinence histories can directly influence subsequent efforts to abstain from smoking...
  20. ncbi request reprint Establishment of a diazepam preference in human volunteers following a differential-conditioning history of placebo versus diazepam choice
    Sheila M Alessi
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 10:77-83; discussion 101-3. 2002
    ..Preference was reassessed during the last 5 sessions of Phase 2. Five of the participants preferred placebo in Phase 1 but diazepam in Phase 2. Subjective responses to the drugs also changed across the 2 phases...