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NCJ Number: 10665 Find in a Library
Title: COUNSELING ALCOHOLIC EMPLOYEES IN A MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Journal: QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL  Volume:34  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1973)  Pages:423-434
Author(s): J A DUNNE
Corporate Author: Rutgers University
Ctr of Alcohol Studies
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Publication Number: U
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR ALCOHOLICS IN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE FORCE, ESTABLISHED IN 1966 BY THE POLICE CHAPLAIN, IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE CHRONIC SICK LIST, ACCIDENT, AND DISCIPLINARY RECORDS WERE SEARCHED TO DETECT POLICEMEN WITH DRINKING PROBLEMS. IN THESE CASES, A MEMBER OF THE COUNSELING UNIT, STAFFED BY RECOVERED ALCOHOLIC POLICEMEN, ARRANGED AN INTERVIEW TO OFFER HOSPITALIZATION, IF NECESSARY, AND ALCOHOLICSANONYMOUS-ORIENTED TREATMENT FOR 4 TO 6 WEEKS AT A HALFWAY HOUSE. THIS WAS THEN FOLLOWED BY 90 DAYS OF LIMITED DUTY-NO FIREARMS-WITH THERAPY SESSIONS AND DAILY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS. OF THE MEN WHO ENTERED THE PROGRAM, 75 PERCENT WERE RETURNED TO FULL DUTY. THE UNSUCCESSFUL WERE TRANSFERRED TO PERMANENT LIMITED DUTY AND BECAME ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY AFTER ONE YEAR. FOLLOW-UP INTERVIEWS REVEALED THAT AMONG THOSE INDIVIDUALS RETURNED TO DUTY, DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS WERE REDUCED TO ZERO AND ALCOHOLRELATED AND OTHER SICKNESS ABSENCES WERE REDUCED BY ABOUT 90 PERCENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Alcoholics Anonymous (AA); Alcoholism; Case studies; Counseling; Law enforcement; New York; Personnel; Personnel administration
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