An Analysis of Problem Drinker Diagnosis and Referral Within the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Project, 1972

Report No: 73-R44

Published in 1974

About the report:

This report is one of a series developed in conformance with annual reporting requirements contained within Alcohol Safety Action Projects: Evaluation. In February 1972, operations of the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Project began and these federally financed activities will be continued as a three-year demonstration project. The goal of the project is to remove the problem drinker from the highway. This report examines how those persons arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) are diagnosed and referred for treatment or rehabilitation. Development of this analytical study will provide an opportunity to examine the degree of success associated with getting ASAP's DWI defendants into appropriate treatment programs. In the report emphasis is placed upon the route of the DWI defendant from the post-arrest meeting with the prosecutor to enrollment in ASAP treatment modalities. Also, in accordance with the aforementioned annual reporting requirements, the analysis is confined to ASAP activities occurring during 1972, which encompasses the first eleven months of ASAP countermeasure operations.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

Robert F. Jordan, Thomas J. Smith, Cheryl W. Lynn

Last updated: February 6, 2024

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