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Driving With Care: Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving Safety Education--The Participant's Workbook, Level II Education

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Kenneth W. Wanberg; Harvey B. Milkman; David S. Timken
Date Published
237 pages
This Participant Workbook presents each of the 12 program lessons contained in the Driving With Care treatment and education program for impaired driving offenders.
The Driving With Care treatment and education program for impaired driving offenders is based on the belief that impaired offender intervention must focus on moral responsibility toward others should be based on the cognitive-behavioral (CB) approach for implementing change. The workbook is divided into 12 program lessons, each of which contains exercises and assignments focused on the application of the lesson to participants’ personal situations. Lesson 1 focuses on program orientation and the development of a positive working relationship with the program participant. Lesson 2 focuses on the laws and cultural expectations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs while driving. Driving While Impaired (DWI) laws, convictions, and penalties are reviewed along with a consideration of how DWI impacts victims and their families. Lesson 3 confronts the thinking, attitudes, and beliefs regarding driving while impaired and presents a homework assignment in which participants are asked to change the cognitive-behavioral outcome of their DWI arrests. Lesson 4 presents information on how behavior is learned and changed while lesson 5 offers information about the effects of alcohol and other drugs. Lesson 6 asks participants to critically examine their own alcohol and other drug use patterns. Lesson 7 offers a discussion of some of the problem outcomes associated with alcohol and other drug use. Lesson 8 considers the major pathways to relapse and recidivism while lessons 9 and 10 focus on the process and steps for preventing relapse and recidivism. Lesson 11 offers advice for management stress and emotions to prevent relapse during stressful or emotional situations and lesson 12 focuses on building healthy family and social relationships. Each program lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete. A series of program reflection notes and exercises complete the Participant’s Workbook. Figures, tables, profiles, worksheets


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