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An evaluation and education program for driving while intoxicated offenders.
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PMID:  3586076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report addresses the development of a mandatory, inpatient, evaluation and education program aimed at reducing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) at a major Army installation. The program was designed to provide extensive evaluation to all soldiers within a week of the DWI. The majority of soldiers are young males, a population known for heavy drinking and a disproportionate amount of both motor-vehicle accidents and fatalities. Among the initial 490 soldiers admitted to the program, 88% were found to meet DSM-III criteria for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. Factors associated with a diagnosis of abuse or dependence were age; scores on the Vaillant alcohol questionnaire, the MacAndrews and F scales of the MMPI, the Mortimer-Filkins questionnaire; BAC at time of arrest; a prior history of alcohol-related problems; and certain blood hematology and chemistry values. Results indicate that DWI is a marker for serious alcohol problems.
D J Kruzich; H D Silsby; J D Gold; M R Hawkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of substance abuse treatment     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0740-5472     ISO Abbreviation:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-26     Completed Date:  1987-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500909     Medline TA:  J Subst Abuse Treat     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholic Intoxication / rehabilitation*
Analysis of Variance
Automobile Driving*
Military Personnel* / psychology
Regression Analysis
United States

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