TARGET GROUP ORIENTED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR DRINKING DRIVERS

The AFN is a German society, specialising in the psychological rehabilitation of drunk drivers; its courses depend on the severity of the driver's drinking problem. This paper describes two of the courses: (1) the 26-hour programme, IRAK, introduced in 1977; (2) the 10-hour programme, ALFA, introduced in 1985; (3) a 106-hour course for more difficult cases. IRAK is based on Adler's theory of individual psychology, and compares a driver's drinking behaviour with his lifestyle. The aim is to confront a driver with his real feelings, and make him aware of his unbalanced character. The driver must be convinced that he must change aspects of his sober behaviour, if he wants to avoid excessive drinking in future. An information book is also used, to provide concrete information on drink and driving. ALFA concentrates on providing information on drink and driving, using a variety of materials. It combines home study with three class sessions, and encourages young drivers to talk openly about their problems. The third course is spread over nine months, and uses a six-step approach to make drivers aware of their neurotic lifestyle and help them to change it. AFN's 60 psychologists have so far treated 20,000 drunk drivers. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866577.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 302-4
  • Monograph Title: ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TRAFFIC SAFETY-T92. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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  • Accession Number: 00669964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 3824901315
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1994 12:00AM