A paper in Behaviour Research and Therapy, here are the highlights:
• People with opioid use disorder (OUD) often need help with employment problems.
• We “employed” people with OUD in a contingency-management-based study workplace.
• We collected randomly timed ratings of stress, craving, and mood via smartphone.
• Stress, craving, and mood were better at work and, for some endpoints, on workdays.
• These results highlight some particular benefits of employment for people with OUD.