FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF LIFE‐THREATENING DRUG INGESTION IN A DUALLY DIAGNOSED YOUTH

Susan Chapman, Wayne Fisher, Cathleen C. Piazza, Patricia F. Kurtz

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Abstract

Few data exist on operant mechanisms associated with drug overdose. In this investigation, a functional analysis indicated that life‐threatening drug ingestion exhibited by a dually diagnosed youth was maintained by negative reinforcement. An operant intervention, derived from behavioral assessment data, reduced drug ingestion to near‐zero levels. 1993 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • autistic youth
  • behavioral assessment
  • drug overdoses
  • functional analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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