BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AS A COUNTERMEASURE FOR THE DRINKING DRIVER

A countermeasure program to rehabilitate drinkers who drive is proposed in accordance with a behavior modification paradigm. In the proposed treatment program, an attempt is made to alter the maladaptive behavior, driving after drinking, by manipulating environmental stimuli through the following techniques: selective positive reinforcement; aversive conditioning; modeling; and suggestion-relaxation. The proposed program can vary from a minimum of 10 hours to a maximum of 30 hours depending upon the progress of each individual driver. The program includes the presentation of appropriate didactic materials, the discussion of and encouragement to use alternatives to driving after drinking, and three brief follow-up reinforcement sessions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract appeared in Highway Safety Literature, 73 No 09, published May 14, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Behavioral Publications

    2852 Broadway
    New York, NY  United States  10025
  • Authors:
    • Kole, T
    • Watman, F
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00263122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM