The author emphasizes the individual's responsibility to be informed about alcohol use, misuse, and alcoholism, and in the individual's major role in the prevention of alcohol misuse. Children must be told of the scientific and medical dangers of alcohol misuse. Peer counseling must be developed. Organizations such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) and the Orange County Trauma Society should be supported. The local chapters of the National Council on Alcoholism also need community support. This article also discusses BAL (blood alcohol levels) and the body's tolerance of the effects of alcohol consumption. Breathalyzers in bars and other public places are discussed. It is noted that most DUI (driving under the influence) offenders are alcoholics--a fact that requires consideration and treatment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Excerpts from a presentation at the 31st Annual Conference of the California Association for Safety Education, Buena Park, California, April 23, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association for Safety Education

    2784 West Wilberta Lane
    Anaheim, CA  United States  92804
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, M A
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 848
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM