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Driving With Care: Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving Safety Education-Strategies for Responsible Living

Driving With Care: Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving Safety Education-Strategies for Responsible Living
The Participant's Workbook, Level 1 Education

November 2004 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This three-level education / treatment program targets judicial clients who have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and includes the following components:

  • Provider's Guide: Offers guidelines for developing individualized treatment plans and implementing appropriate education and treatment curriculum protocol
  • Participant's Workbook: Level I Education: Six-session, 12-hour DWI education program designed for first-time offenders
  • Participant's Workbook: Level II Therapy: 21-session, 42-hour program designed for clients with higher levels of AOD disruption and psychosocial problems who need intervention over longer periods of time
  • Participant's Workbook: Level II Education: 12-session, 24-hour education program for impaired driving offenders who have at least minimal indicators of past problems associated with AOD use or misuse and whose arrest blood-alcohol-content was at the impaired driving level

About the Program

What Do Mental Health Providers Get With the DWC Program?

  1. Comprehensive overview of cognitive behavioral treatment for impaired driving offenders
  2. Thorough review of theory and practice related to client evaluation
  3. Legal and cultural considerations
  4. Operational procedures for assessing and matching DWI offenders to appropriate levels of education and treatment services
  5. Guidelines for developing individualized treatment plans

What Will DWC Participants Learn?

  • Change in behavior is made by changing their thoughts, attitudes and beliefs
  • How to take an active part in the process with exercises, worksheets and group discussion
  • Self-control over thinking and actions, responsible behavior towards others and the community

SAGE offers treatment and training programs for mental health providers that you can easily incorporate into your existing programs. Visit to learn more about these treatment and training programs.

Lesson 1: Program Orientation: Developing a Working Relationship
Lesson 2: Alcohol and Other Drug Impaired Driving: The Laws and Beyond the Laws
Lesson 3: Changing our Thoughts, Beliefs and our Actions: Learning Self-Control and Driving With Care
Lesson 4: Alcohol and Other Drugs: How do the Facts and Ideas About Alcohol and Other Drug Use Fit You?
Lesson 5: Understanding Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Use and Problem Outcome Patterns: How Do They Fit You?
Lesson 6: Preventing Recidivism and Relapse

"...the authors have incorporated the best principles and tactics from the intervention literature to create a comprehensive, graded program to prevent DWI recidivism and foster lasting bahaviour change.  The DWC program sets a new standard for DWI offender rehabilitation programs."

Doug Beirness
Vice President Research
Traffic Injury Research Foundation

"Every impaired offender program should take a look at these materials because they will set the standard for a comprehensive, motivational, educational change program that can reduce recidivism and promote meaningful, lasting change for the offenders."

Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
Key features
  • Effective exercises and examples
  • Written with a concise, professional and friendly style

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ISBN: 9781412905947