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Factors associated with success in treating chronic drunk drivers : the Turning Point Program.
C 42437 [electronic version only] /83 /
Applegate, B.K. Langworthy, R.H. & Latessa, E.J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 24 (1997), No. 3/4, p. 19-34, 38 ref.

Samenvatting This study seeks to increase the effectiveness of chronic drunk driver treatment by examining a program with typical failure rates, and identifying what factors are associated with client success. Using the 1,665 male and female clients who were released from the program during its first 4.25 years of operation, the authors investigated this question in two stages. First, six factors are extracted from the independent variables. Second, using the factors scores in a logistic regression analysis, the characteristics are identified that are associated with client rearrest. The results indicate that socioeconomic status, criminality, and time at risk predict client success following treatment. More importantly perhaps, the authors find that staff prognosis, maturity, child abuse, family history of alcohol abuse, and the number of prior DUIs do not consistently predict success. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Author/Publisher)
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