CARS v1.03 Released!

Today we are releasing CARS version 1.03, available at the CARS Download page. If you completed CARS assessments using previous versions of CARS that you want to save, you will need to backup your data before updating to version 1.03. (If you do not backup your data before you proceed with the update you will lose any…

Dr. Sarah Nelson interviewed on WPR

Dr. Sarah Nelson joined Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss CARS and the pilot program in Wisconsin. http://www.carstrainingcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dr_Nelson_CARS_NPR-2.mp3

Announcing the Release of CARS

For the past six years, the Division on Addiction has collaborated with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) to develop a mental health screening and assessment tool that can be used in programs that work with DUI offenders and beyond. Today, we are excited to be able to make that tool, the Computerized Assessment…

The BASIS: What influences DUI?

At the Division on Addiction, we have studied DUI behavior for a long time – almost 12 years. We have established a connection between repeated DUI behavior and mental health diagnosis. We have quantified that connection and replicated it (Nelson, Belkin, LaPlante, Bosworth, & Shaffer, in press; Shaffer et al., 2007). We have shared those…

The BASIS: Special Series on DUI

President Reagan proclaimed the first National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week during December, 1982. Back then, more than 25,000 Americans were killed each year as a result of alcohol- or drug-related crashes. President Reagan’s proclamation marked the launch of sustained national efforts to cut the rate of drunk and drugged driving. When President Obama…