A common type of referral for drug and alcohol treatment stems from driving-under-the-influence (DUI) offences. While DUI refers to impairment from any drug, alcohol is still the most common reason individuals are getting DUIs. Alcohol abuse and its relationship to crime in the United States are well documented. One common issue challenging the treatment community and the legal system is how to best manage repeat DUI offenders. This has been addressed at a number of levels, including mandatory jail or prison time, three-day driver intervention programs, and other more intensive forms of treatment such as intensive outpatient programming and residential treatments.
Using the module’s readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research the models utilized to address this issue in the United States. You may also contact agencies and providers in your area as a source of information for this assignment.
In a 5- to 6-page paper, respond to the following:
- Examine the model utilized to address repeat DUI offenders in your city or state.
- Explain the legal implications of this model.
- List and explain the treatment approaches.