ERIC Number: ED256983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of Problems and Solutions Related to the Chronic "Revolving Door" Alcohol Abuser. DHSS Planning Guideline #1, Task Assignment #1.11. Long-Term Support, Chronic Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse.
Vick, John W.; Houden, Dorothy
This report contains recommendations of a Wisconsin Task Assignment Steering Committee created to explore solutions to some significant problems facing adult chronic "revolving-detox-door" alcohol abusers (CRA's), persons with repeated admissions for detoxification services; and to examine the system that serves and funds them. This report is intended as a catalyst for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, other state agencies, legislative bodies and the Bureau of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse delivery system to join forces in developing effective alternative approaches to serve the CRA. The nature and consequences of alcohol abuse are outlined and a case study of a typical CRA is provided. The majority of the report consists of analyses, discussions, and 26 recommendations concerning four major issues: (1) the need for a uniform definition of the CRA; (2) fiscal issues related to the CRA; (3) programming and services; and (4) training of health care professionals. A glossary provides definitions of terms used in the text, and appendices contain survey forms, record forms, data tables, and other related materials including a list of the eight specific objectives of this Task Assignment. (NRB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin