The objectives of the project were to develop a classification system for assessing persons convicted of driving while intoxicated, identify short-term rehabilitation (STR) objectives for these people, review available treatment programs, and make recommendations of programs which can be used to help DWIs reach STR objectives. A classification system was designed which included assessment of the client's adaptability to inner conflict/stress, assessment of the forces affecting the client regarding drinking from his sociocultural environment, and the severity of the client's problem with alcohol. Using the classification system, a set of STR objectives are identified for a client. These objectives represent desirable changes in the client's behavior and the impact of his sociocultural environment. STR programs are recommended which should help a DWI to reach these objectives. These programs include some elements of treatment modalities which have been shown to be effective and appear relevant for use with DWIs. Research, development, and evaluation needs for continued work in this area are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McBer and Company

    137 Newberry Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Boyatzis, R E
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 228 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 311F Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-055
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01253
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM