SOUTH DAKOTA (SD): ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT (ASAP) ANALYTIC STUDY NO 5/6 - 1977, AN ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL REHABILITATION EFFORTS
The study examines the efficacy of problem drinker driver rehabilitation as a viable addition, or alternative, to traditional court punitive sanctions for driving while intoxicated. Two groups of clients were analyzed in a control group versus treatment group experimental design. The first group were regular SD:ASAP clients who were randomly assigned to treatment or control after January, 1974. The second group was a subset of SD:ASAP clients who became part of the national Short Term Rehabilitation (STR) study. The treatment outcome measures were the traditional DWI recidivism, analyzed with a survival rate methodology, and the recently developed questionnaire/interview scale scores measuring certain aspects of life activity. The recidivism comparisons were based on cohorts of clients formed quarterly with a follow-up period of 15 quarters. No evidence was found to suggest that rehabilitation made any difference in post-treatment drunk driving behavior.
- See also HS-803 843, TRIS 197699.
University of South Dakota, VermillionHuman Factors Laboratory
Vermillion, SD USA 57069
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Krause, P B
- Olshan, M D
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 124 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholism; Courts; Driver rehabilitation; Drivers; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Evaluation; Measures of effectiveness; Questionnaires; Recidivism; Surveys
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Rehabilitation
- Geographic Terms: South Dakota
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00197709
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: HFL-77-10 Final Rpt., HS-803 845
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01416
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1982 12:00AM