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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also HS-803 843, TRIS 197699.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Dakota, Vermillion

    Human Factors Laboratory
    Vermillion, SD  United States  57069

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Krause, P B
    • Olshan, M D
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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