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Friday, December 18, 2015


Very intriguing comments and observations re the phenomenon of DUI in our culture. I agree that most multiple offenders have multiple conditions and complex stressful current and past life circumstances. My belief is that for many persons suffering addiction and mental health disorders that the further the person travels into the darkness of those conditions their judgement, impulsivity, and self regulation becomes further impaired. I agree wholeheartedly that insight and psychoeducation may have some positive results in early stages, but I believe a "treatment" that would include additional education relevant to mental health have a greater focus.
Thank you for all your good work in this area

Hi Sarah, very interesting article. Thank you for the contribution. First a research question: What can be concluded, if anything, as to the effectiveness of the very severe sanctions that occur in many European countries for even a first time DUI offense? Are the recidivism rates lower in those countries than in the US?

My follow-up: Any discussion of this issue with the interviewees?

Thanks for your attention to my note.

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