CR 43: Rehabilitation of drink drivers in Australia and New Zealand (1986)


Rehabilitation programmes for drink drivers have been established in many places in Australia and New Zealand. The available literature suggests that if maximally effective in changing behaviour, rehabilitation programmes may have a limited impact on both road safety and alcohol related problems. There is an urgent need for further research evaluating the cost-effectiveness of such programmes. There is little evidence to indicate that existing programmes result in improvements in the relevant behaviours, although it appears that programmes adopting a skill-based approach may be most effective. Of the existing programmes few appear to include those treatment components most likely to result in optimal changes in behaviour.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): R Sanson-Fisher, S Redman and C Osmond
Topics: Alcohol, Education
Publication Date: 01/05/86