From the May 1972 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'The Best' DWI Program

The Phoenix Alcohol Research and Reeducation Project is "the best program of handling drunk drivers in the U.S." So says Dr. James Malfetti of Columbia University, an authority in the field, as quoted in a story on the Arizona program by Edwin McDowell.

Published first in the Christian Herald and then in condensed form in the Reader's Digest, the article credits Ernest I. Stewart, professor of health education at Arizona University, for the initial inspiration of the program. After actually witnessing a fatal crash, Prof. Stewart conferred with Eugene K. Mangum, chief city magistrate of Phoenix. Further meetings with other government and university people, plus extensive research, led to the start of the project, a series of four weekly courses, held in the evening and totaling 10 hours. So far, "more than 6,000 have taken the course; studies show that their rate of reconviction for drunk driving is significantly better than normal."

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