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Title: UNIFORM ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT ACT REPORT ON THE IMPACT STUDY
Author(s): G J SCRIMGEOUR; J A PALMER
Corporate Author: Indiana University
Institute for Research in Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 296
Sponsoring Agency: Council of State and Territorial Alcoholism Authorities, Inc
Washington, DC 20005
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47401
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Agriculture
Washington, DC 20013
Grant Number: 1-R18-AA01742-01
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Council of State and Territorial Alcoholism Authorities, Inc
1101 15th Street, NW
Suite 206
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TWO VOLUME SET INCLUDES A GUIDANCE MANUAL ON THE EXPERIENCE OF STATES WHICH HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE UNIFORM ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT AND AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE GUIDANCE MANUAL.
Abstract: THE UNIFORM ACT IS NOT A FEDERAL STATUTE, BUT IS RECOMMENDED UNIFORM LEGISLATION DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS. THE UNIFORM ACT HAS PROVEN VERY POPULAR; MORE THAN HALF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES HAVE ENACTED VERSIONS OF IT, MANY OTHERS ARE ABOUT TO FOLLOW SUIT, AND CONGRESS HAS AUTHORIZED SPECIAL INCENTIVE FUNDS. THE BEST KNOWN OF THE ACT'S PROVISIONS IS THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS. OTHER PROVISIONS PROVIDE FOR: A NON-CRIMINAL, VOLUNTARY, TREATMENT-ORIENTED APPROACH TO THE CONTROL AND CARE OF ALCOHOLICS AND INTOXICATED PERSONS; SERVICES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE IMMEDIATE CARE AND LIMITED CONTROL OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED PERSONS; AND SERVICES AND PROCEDURES FOR LONG-TERM AND/OR INVOLUNTARY CARE OF DANGEROUS AND/OR INCAPACITATED PERSONS WITH CONTINUING SEVERE ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT. THE GUIDANCE MANUAL CONSISTS OF A SET OF QUESTIONS, ACCOMPANIED BY COMMENTARY. TOPICS CONSIDERED IN THE MANUAL INCLUDE THE UNIFORM ACT'S IMPACT IN RELATION TO PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES; THE EFFECT OF IMPLEMENTATION ON SUCH FACTORS AS DECRIMINALIZATION, VOLUNTARINESS, AND TREATMENT; STATE AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY AND PROGRAM STANDARDS; COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT; IMMEDIATE SERVICES; AND CONTINUING INVOLUNTARY CARE. ADVICE ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL. THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CONTAINS AN OVERVIEW OF THE MANUAL'S CONTENTS, DRAWN FROM THE COMMENTARY SECTIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...DMC
Index Term(s): Alcohol detoxification; Alcoholism; Decriminalization; Involuntary treatment; Law reform; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; Model law; State laws; Voluntary treatment
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