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Drink Impaired Drivers


Programme aims:

To reduce the risk of future drink-related driving offences


Who is suitable?

Offenders, both men and women who:

 have up to four previous convictions for excess alcohol
 are aged 17 and over
 have been assessed as suitable for the programme in a PSR


Who is not suitable?

 First-time offenders, unless there are aggravated circumstances
 Those with five or more previous convictions for excess alcohol
 Heavy drinkers unless sequenced with alcohol treatment
 Problem drinkers until they are stabilised


This programme involves:

 Four individual structured sessions on risk assessment and group preparation
 14 weekly groupwork sessions of two-and-a-half hours focused on structured learning to develop pro-social skills, effective decision making and detailed knowledge about the effects of drinking and driving
 Six post-programme individual evaluation and relapse prevention sessions

The programme aims to show how how lack of adequate planning, lack of knowledge, anti social attitudes to drink drivinglack of ability to generate suitable alternatives, poor emotional recognition and control, poor decision making and rationalisation can lead towards drink driving.  Its purpose is to encourage encourage participants to address these dynamic risk factors to avoid drink driving in the future.

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