The good citizen

Schoon, Nicholas
June 1999
New Scientist;06/19/99, Vol. 162 Issue 2191, p51
Describes a unique behavioral modification program introduced at the Johns Hopkins University medical center, where addicts are paid to stop taking cocaine. How if patients do not use cocaine in a 12-week period, they receive a payment of $1100; High success of the program; Use of tax incentives to increase public transit and carpooling; Contention that money might succeed where education and exhortation fail; Offer by a charity to give crack addicts $200 to be sterilized to avoid crack babies.


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