BALTIMORE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. SECTION II. VOLUME 6. ANALYTIC STUDY NUMBER 6. ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES

Can the drinking/driver really be rehabilitated. Perhaps not but the Motor Vehicle Administration program in Baltimore City seems to be doing something that markedly lowers recidivism. The Baltimore MVA program commenced in March 1974 and during its first twelve months 2.1 percent of its enrollees have become recidivists. This compares with a 5.2 percent and 13.4 percent rate respectively for enrollees of the City Health Department and the County Health Department programs. The MVA program includes two educational components and one treatment component. Level I of the program consists of four weeks of educational activities; Level II consists of ten weeks of small group therapy; the third component consists of a driver rehabilitation clinic. It is too early yet to determine which of these three components separately or in combination are most effective. However, it is possible that the overall effectiveness of the problem is due primarily to its probationer tracking and follow-up procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-294764 and PB-294766.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    201 West Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fink, C D
    • Behringer, R D
    • Scott, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-921 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-043-1-059
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM