J Subst Abuse Treat 2021 Apr 21;130:108426. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
Department of Psychiatry, Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei City Hospital, 309 Songde Road, 110 Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Hsing Street, 110 Taipei, Taiwan; Psychiatric Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 250 Wu-Hsing Street, 110 Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Taiwan has deemed driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to be criminal, and offenders are subjected to fines and jail penalties without being offered alcohol-related treatment, although alcohol use problems are prevalent in this population. We followed the recidivism records of DUI repeat offenders for one year after they had received a newly established legal-medical joint intervention program for alcohol treatment and examined factors related to postintervention recidivism. In this study, 231 DUI repeat offenders with alcohol use problems screened out by the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test were referred from the prosecutors' office to one psychiatric hospital for SBIRT-based alcohol treatment. Read More