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By Steven Olsen; Dean R Gerstein

Alcohol is a killer. one in all each 13 deaths within the usa is alcohol-related. This booklet takes a glance on the challenge, and comes in handy for these within the alcoholism prevention company. it's also aimed toward counselors, politicians, judges, doctors, and cops through the state.

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But it may also be possible to reduce the risk associated with drunk driving, regardless of how often people do it. As discussed in Chapter 8, the most efficient physical devices now available to make driving safer are passive restraints, including automatic seat belts and air bags. These devices would be more effective for drunk drivers than for sober drivers, because studies show that drunk drivers involved in accidents are less likely to use conventional seat belts than are all drivers involved in accidents.

They would resent being treated as if they were. A better and more practical way to reach the entire population of drinkers is through policies that can be thought of as preventive. Prevention has a different starting point from that of treatment, though its ultimate goals are similar. In a treatment program, people who are alcoholics or who are closely related to alcoholics are identified and offered help. Their care involves personalized, face-to-face relationships with other individuals, often over a prolonged period.

The National Research Council panel on alcohol abuse concludes that "some moderately persuasive evidence exists suggesting that effectively enforced drunken driving laws will deter drunken driving and reduce accidents and About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.

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