6-A Model of Alcohol Abuse in Offenders is a new book that is not only captivating, it can actually help save the lives of alcohol-abusing offenders (and non-offenders) who apply lessons outlined in the 6-A Model.
Alcohol abusers are at risk for accidents, injuries and even death. According to the CDC, 30,000 people in the US died of alcohol-induced causes in 2014. Alcohol-induced illnesses, injuries, and deaths could include accidents, drownings, alcohol poisonings, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and so on.
According to crash statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,967 people died in alcohol-related traffic accidents in 2014. Prior to their fatal crash, the intoxicated drivers with a .15+ BAC had driving records that revealed they had the following: prior recorded auto crashes (13%); prior recorded DUIs (7%); prior recorded speeding violations (17%); and prior recorded drivers license suspensions (25%). Their story was that they died from an alcohol-induced auto crash after a history of DUIs and other infractions.
Those who abuse alcohol and those of us in proximity to alcohol abusers tend to have an alcohol story. What is your alcohol story? Years ago an acquaintance would begin a story with, “back during my drinking days…” I knew this was the beginning of a humorous, outrageous or frightening alcohol story. Luckily, he was sober and alive to be able to tell these stories. Another person used to speak of herself in the third person when she encountered difficult situations by saying, “old Olga would have (said or did)…” Fortunately, ‘old Olga’ had given up alcohol and learned how to respond positively rather than react negatively.
Some of us interact with alcohol abusers on a daily or weekly basis. We are the supporters who attempt to encourage and motivate alcohol abusers to change their thoughts and behaviors before regrettable things happen. We are counselors, psychologists, nurses, physicians, ministers, teachers, parents, friends, spouses, lawyers, judges, probation officers, social workers, and others dedicated to trying to save the life of an alcohol abuser. For all of us who interact with someone you think or know has a problem with alcohol and are at risk for becoming a first-time offender or a repeat offender, this book is a must-have! The book and workbook provide valuable educational tools that are great for use in classrooms and group counseling.
This book is for you if you think or know you abuse alcohol and it has caused problems related any of the following: the law, friends, family, relationships, finances, housing, employment, health, driver’s license, accidents, assault, arrests, injuries, or hospitalizations.
The 6-A Model™ of Alcohol Abuse in Offenders (6-AMAAO) explores how alcohol is the nucleus of interlinked components that cause distress for populations throughout the nation. Anger, anxiety, arrest, assault and attitude are the key components interlinked to alcohol. Co-occurring disorders, accidents, and jail are three sub-components that are often connected to the key components. Other problematic conditions that afflict offenders include both the abuse of and addictions to nicotine, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and caffeine.
The story of the 9,967 auto crash victims who died in 2014 is that alcohol ended their life. It does not have to happen to you. It is never too late to make changes so you can tell some great alcohol-free stories.