Diagnosis of alcoholism among drunken drivers and their profile

One hundred and six persons convicted of driving with a BAC of over 0.08 gms/100 ml in elizabeth, South Australia were referred from the courts for assessment. Each was examined by a psychologist and a physician, and information was then made available to a physician, who decided whether the person was an alcoholic or not, by the diagnostic criteria compiled by the criteria committee of the National Council on Alcoholism. Fifty seven of the 106 were considered to be alcoholic. A variety of statistical techniques are used to compare the 57 alcoholics with the 49 non alcoholics, in terms of the data collected. Since this data was used in deciding which persons were included in the alcoholic group, the results do no more than indicate the relative weight the physician gave to each data source.


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  • Pagination: 601-21

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  • Accession Number: 01440530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642013977
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:01PM