Update to CARS-5 and new Quick Guide now available!

We have made some minor changes to CARS-5 to improve usability and streamline the download and installation process. CARS-5 version 5.2 is now available at the CARS Download page. If you completed CARS assessments using the previous version of CARS-5 that you want to save, you will need to backup your data before updating to…

CARS User Survey

Let us know what you think of CARS! Please complete our CARS user survey. We want to learn about your use of CARS and thoughts about future enhancements and projects. The survey is brief (5-10 minutes) and your input will help us continue to improve CARS. Please complete the survey even if you are not…

Getting Started w/ CARS-5: Webinar now available

Click the link below to access a recording of the webinar presented on May 8th, 2020, by Dr. Sarah Nelson, The Computerized Assessment & Referral System: Getting Started with CARS-5: Getting Started with CARS-5 Webinar This webinar provides an introduction to CARS-5, including (1) basic information about how to download and install CARS-5, (2) an…

CARS-5 Is Now Available

CARS-5, the latest version of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System, is now available for download.

CARS-5: What to Expect

The Division on Addiction and Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility are proud to announce the upcoming release of the latest version of CARS, CARS-5. As a reminder, CARS-5 is not backward compatible with prior versions of CARS. When you download CARS-5, all data from previous CARS sessions will be overwritten. If you are using another…

Announcing CARS-5

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the latest version of CARS, CARS-5.

Latest Research: Prevalence and correlates of self-harm among a sample of repeat DUI offenders

Background: Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances (DUI) and suicide are both persistent but potentially preventable public health problems. DUI offenders, particularly those who have repeatedly offended, report elevated risk for many suicide risk factors. However, researchers have not systematically studied associations between repeat DUI and suicide. Methods: Out of a population of 729…

Latest Research: Psychiatric comorbidity among first-time and repeat DUI offenders

The current study compares psychiatric comorbidity among repeat and first-time DUI offenders. First-time and repeat DUI offenders completed the screener module of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS), adapted from the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI: Kessler & Ustun, 2004), to measure potential psychiatric comorbidity.

Latest Research: Externalizing and self-medicating: Heterogeneity among repeat DUI offenders.

Abstract AIM: Despite significant reductions in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the United States during recent decades, DUI continues to be a major public health threat. The current study investigated the intersection of two domains known to influence DUI: criminal history and psychiatric comorbidity. METHODS: DUI recidivists (N = 743) attending a court-mandated two-week inpatient DUI…

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