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Title: Missouri Curriculum Guide for Alcohol-Related Traffic Offenders' Program
Corporate Author: Missouri Dept of Mental Health
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Dept of Mental Health
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Missouri Alcohol or Drug Related Traffic Offenders' Programs (ARTOP) are designed to reduce the subsequent frequency of alcohol-related traffic offenses by presenting information on the effects of alcohol on the body and on driving skills and by motivating students with a drinking problem to make contact with rehabilitative services in the community.
Abstract: ARTOP consists of ten hours of education plus time for individualized assessments when indicated. Each student must develop a personal plan of action. This curriculum guide discusses orientation of students and then presents information on drinking and driving -- the magnitude of the problem, DWI laws in Missouri, costs of a DWI, and alternatives to drinking and driving. The chapter on physiology of alcohol details various aspects of blood alcohol content, effects of alcohol on the body, and combination of substances. Alcohol abuse and dependency are described in terms of economic costs, patterns of abuse, genetic factors, effects of dependency on the family, and recovery resources. Appendixes include sample forms, program operations, and resource materials.
Main Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Missouri
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