Fact Sheet: Behavior Modification 101 for Drug Courts: Making the Most of Incentives and Sanctions

Scientific research over several decades reveals the most effective ways to administer behavior modification programs. Treatment courts that learn these lessons of science reap benefits several times over through better outcomes and greater cost-effectiveness. Those that follow nonscientific beliefs or fall back on old habits are not very effective and waste precious resources. This fact sheet is a guide to getting the most out of incentives and sanctions.


Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Consultant, All Rise

Date: 2012