A Four Decade Employment History of Assessing, Counseling & Educating Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Offenders in Travis County This week we pivot from our traditional Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) foreign policy issue focus to DWI and other alcohol and drug abuse issues facing our Travis County community over the last four decades. Included tonight are reflections and experiences of my current and past work history in Travis County which spans over the last 40 years. It includes and we detail DWI assessment and recommendation criteria development, counseling and education services to our Travis County community residents. Also shared includes my decade plus work experience in clinical management supervision and programming responsibilities that are also detailed in some depth in tonight’s show.
This Part I show of a series, provides a behind the scenes focus on how since the mid-1980s Travis County criminal justice system evolved its approach to addressing the DWI problem in Travis County in its effort to protect public safety. It is narrated by someone who was there and includes a description of a successfully patented assessment process that was developed along the way entitled “The Chemical Use-Misuse Continuum the CUMC Diagnostic System . A Method for Assessing the Severity of Non-Addictive and Addictive Psychoactive Chemical Use Disorders.” Enjoy!!