Of the 5423 convicted DWI offenders having entered ASAP rehabilitation up to 7/75, 34.2% were problem drinkers and 65.5% social drinkers. 2566 social drinkers completed the Special Driver Improvement Course and their licenses were reinstated. 127 of 1857 problem drinkers have completed their program, with only 1 rearrest. Two treatment modalities were used. DWI offenders were either segregated or included in groups with skid-row types. Separate groups seem to provide faster rehabilitation, averaging 22 sessions vs. 26 for integrated groups. Control groups could not be established since the Law provides for the rehabilitation of all diagnosed problem drinkers. Subsequently, comparison groups were developed from DWI offenders convicted before rehabilitation was available; one group with BAC greater than 0.20 to compare with problem drinkers, and one group with a lesser BAC to compare with social drinkers. Conclusions on the effectiveness of rehabilitation cannot be statistically or realistically established until more time has elapsed. The ASAP Rehabilitation Program has contributed to the development of new resources and expansion of existing resources available to provide help with solving alcohol-related problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission, Santurce.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kuttan (Appu) and Associates

    Santurce,   Puerto Rico 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission

    Santurce,   Puerto Rico  00907
  • Authors:
    • Yeganiantz, L
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-844
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-160-2-251
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2002 12:00AM