THE EFFECT OF REHABILITATION ON THE DRIVING BEHAVIOR OF PROBLEM DRINKERS

The present study was designed to investigate whether persons with alcoholism incur more driving infractions than non-alcoholic drivers, and secondly, if successful treatment of these people decreases the number of their infractions. 391 experimental subjects were employed in 8 large industries across the country where they were identified as alcoholics by members of the Labor-Management Alcoholism Programs in these companies, were treated, and were eventually returned to satisfactory job performance. An equal number of controls was randomly selected from the same companies and matched for age, sex, job classification, and state of residence. MVD records were obtained for all subjects and were studied for a 3-year period before the alcoholic's entry into a treatment program, and for the 3-years following his return to satisfactory job performance. Driving records of controls were studied for the same datas as the experimentals to which they were matched. Satistically significant results were obtained and will be reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Council on Alcoholism, Incorporated

    52 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016
  • Authors:
    • Seixas, F A
    • Hopson, A L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-801 110 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-264-2-479
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM