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Effectiveness of alcohol education programs?


Research from California proposes that alcohol education programs may not do much to prevent DUI recidivism.  This study suggests that courses in the 30 - 60 hour range don't have an effect on those drivers who suffer from alcohol addiction.

In Colorado, alcohol education courses range from a minimum of 12 hours to well over 100 hours.  Similar research should be done here to determine if Colorado's DUI treatment suffers the same issues as California.

http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/03/californias-misguided-approach.html?utm_source=policycurrents&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=policycurrents20140320