AN APPROACH TO THE DRINKING DRIVERS

This paper, presented to Workshop No. 3 of the conference describes the services provided by Victoria's Alcoholics and Drug Dependent Persons Services Branch. It was established to make provision for treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics and drug dependent persons. Its approach calls for the assessment of prospective clients, and the subsequent development of an individualized treatment program which the client enters on the basis of informed voluntary consent. To ensure satisfactory treatment services, a specialized multi-input educational program, held over a weekend, has been developed for drinking drivers, and is being offered with more conventional programs. A series of six lecture/discussion groups cover alcohol and its effects (psychological and social), drink/driving treatment techniques, and behaviour alternatives to drinking, is run over a three-week period. A third program, involving a part-assessment presentation of reading material and a single directive interview, is being offered to drinking drivers. The number of the covering

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Papers of the National Alcohol and Drug Dependence Multidisciplinary Institute, Canberra, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Austral Foundation on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

    London Circuit
    Canberra City, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • CROFTS, P
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 134-136

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM