Experimental: Contingency management
In addition to receiving usual care at the recovery house, participants assigned to this arm will receive contingency management by trained recovery house staff in addition to their usual care. Contingency management sessions will be led by a trained recovery house staff member who is also a research participant in the study. Contingency management will occur once weekly for sessions of approximately 10-15 minute duration for up to 12 weeks. Participants will plan three recovery-oriented activities with the staff member each week, and upon verification of completion of the tasks, the resident participant can earn prize draws of varying monetary amounts. Participants can earn up to $75 in incentives over the 12 week period.
Behavioral: Contingency management
The investigators will implement a prize-based contingency management protocol in which residents will complete three pre-planned recovery-oriented activities each week for a period of up to 12 weeks. Upon verified completion of the activities each week, participants may earn prize incentives through drawing from a prize fishbowl or spinning a virtual prize wheel.
Prizes will be money added to a debit card. On the first week and individual has completed pre-planned activities, s/he can receive up to 1 draw per activity completed (3 total), and each week the number of prize draws per activity will escalate by 1. If a participant fails to complete any activities, he/she will not receive the draws for the uncompleted activities, and the prize draws would be reset to 1 in the next week. Participants can earn up to $75 in incentives in total.
Behavioral: Usual Care
Participants in this arm will receive usual care that they would normally receive at the recovery houses. Recovery residences vary considerably, this form of housing benefits individuals in recovery by reinforcing a substance-free lifestyle and providing direct connections to other peers in recovery, mutual support groups and recovery support services.
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