AN ANALYSIS OF THE ALCOHOLISM COUNCILS COUNTERMEASURE

Four ASAP-funded Alcoholism Councils performed over 8,000 post-sentence investigations and approximately 600 speaker's bureau events in 1974. Over 32,000 hours were offered to the councils by volunteers. Examining the councils' drinker classificaiton process as well as treatment referrals indicated a moderate discriminating ability. Alcohol-related variables appeared to be more relevant for discrimination than non-alcohol-related variables. A differential basis with respect to alcohol-related priors, prior crashes, and BAC levels at arrest time was evident between councils' clients'. Statistically significant differences were also noted in samples' demographics which are probably due to the various council locations where different types of communities are served. A relationship has been proven statistically between sex, ethnicity, and BAC level at arrest time with the driving behavior prior to treatment referral. Recidivism data presented similar relations. This finding supports the previous one that indicated significant differences between councils serving varied communities. Treatment referral was a significant determinant of difference in clients' driving behavior. A sample over a period of two years showed fluctuated recidivism rates during the examined intervals. Cost of post-sentence investigation at the councils ranged between $6.20-$19.37.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponosred by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Angeles County, California

    Alcohol Safety Action Project, 1540 Alcazar
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90033
  • Authors:
    • Beshai, N N
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-161-2-252
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2003 12:00AM