A behavioral intervention program for chronic public drunkenness offenders.

@article{Miller1975ABI,
  title={A behavioral intervention program for chronic public drunkenness offenders.},
  author={Patrick M. Miller},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1975},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={915-8}
}
A reinforcement contingency management system for ten chronic public drunkenness offenders was evaluated for short-term effects. Chronic inebriates were provided with required goods and services through skid row community agencies contingent on their sobriety. Intoxication resulted in a five-day suspension of all goods and services. Excessive drinking behavior was assessed by direct observations of intoxication and by randomly administered breath alcohol analyses. As a result of this… CONTINUE READING

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