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NCJ Number: 31136 Find in a Library
Title: DRINKING COP
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:32,34,36,39
Author(s): L DISHLACOFF
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF ALCOHOLISM AMONG POLICE, THE SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOLISM, CHARACTERISTICS OF ALCOHOLICS, AND PROGRAM APPROACHES FOR DEALING WITH THE ALCOHOLIC POLICE OFFICER.
Abstract: IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL POLICE AGENCY AND ITS ADMINISTRATORS IS TO RECOGNIZE AND ACCEPT THE FACT OF ALCOHOLISM AS A DISEASE AND TO CREATE A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE AND AN IN-HOUSE PROGRAM FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS PROBLEM. THE OBJECTIVE OF SUCH A PROGRAM WOULD BE TO ULTIMATELY PERSUADE INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS TO ENTER A 'CARE' (COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOLIC REHABILITATION ENVIRONMENT) UNIT FOR TREATMENT. HIGHLIGHTED IS THE DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT IN-HOUSE PROGRAM WHICH OPERATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MERCY HOSPITAL CARE UNIT, A 21-DAY ALCOHOLIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM FEATURING COMPREHENSIVE, INDIVIDUAL THERAPY.
Index Term(s): Alcoholism; Personnel administration; Police staff services units
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