Impact of a driver intervention program on DWI recidivism and problem drinking
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Impact of a driver intervention program on DWI recidivism and problem drinking

  • Published Date:

    1985-12-01

  • Language:
    English
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  • Alternative Title:
    Impact of a driver intervention program on driving while intoxicated recidivism and problem drinking
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  • TRIS Online Accession Number:
    490846
  • Edition:
    Final report
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-SAFETY AND SECURITY ; NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Human Factors ; NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Highway Safety ; NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Accidents ;
  • Abstract:
    This was a natural history study comparing the effects of a brief jail sentence, suspended sentence/fine, or a therapeutic intervention known as The Weekend Intervention Program (WIP) on drunk driving recidivism and alcohol-related crashes, Offenders assigned to each sentencing alternative were followed through drivers' records for the two-year study period beginning March 1983 and ending July 1985. A statistical adjustment for individual exposure times was included in the analyses as a covariate. The findings of the study suggested that repeat offenders receiving the therapeutic intervention had lower recidivism rates than those not receiving it. Offenders referred from general assignment courts which mandated compliance with the post-WIP treatment recommendations survived longer than offenders from the same courts not, receiving it. For the WIP group, results showed that the more severe the participants' alcohol problem, the greater their chances of recidivating. Those assessed as needing treatment had a higher recidivism rate than those seen not to be in need of further services. The findings supported the continued confidence in the WIP by those courts already using it, encouraging those judges who use it to mandate the post-WIP treatment recommendation, and the consideration of the therapeutic intervention by communities desiring to include an effective problem assessment component in their systemic DWI counter-attack capability. /Abstract from report summary page/
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