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Characteristics of Impaired Drivers Who Enter Substance Abuse Treatment

Maxwell, Jane C., Freeman, James E., & Davey, Jeremy D. (2011) Characteristics of Impaired Drivers Who Enter Substance Abuse Treatment. In Hennessy, Dwight (Ed.) Traffic Psychology: An International Perspective. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 37-52.

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Abstract

Driving under the influence (DUI) remains a serious concern. Most of the data on characteristics of DUI offenders come from driving records, with little data on the levels of impairment of DUI arrestees. This paper examines data on 103,181DUI offenders admitted to Texas treatment programs between 1988 and 2008. They reported past-year DUI arrests or came to treatment on DUI probation. The changes in the characteristics of DUI offenders over time are examined, along with the factors associated with treatment completion and abstinence 90 days after program discharge. Incorporation of substance abuse treatment with effective DUI education and intervention can improve road safety and reduce the burden of substance-related illness.

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ID Code: 42568
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-1-61668-846-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2011 10:57

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