Technical Reports

A Survey of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs in the Railroad Industry

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 1976
AUTHOR: Lyman C. Hitchcock, Mark S. Sanders
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/OPPD-OR&D 76-283
SUBJECT: Drug and Alcohol Program
KEYWORDS: Alcoholic Rehabilitation Programs, Industrial Alcohol Problems, Alcohol Abuse
ABSTRACT: A survey of 20 industrial alcoholism and counseling programs run by railroad corporations covering 58 variables was made by semi-structured interviews of program directors, union officials, and by questionnaires applied to individual clients. Descriptions of program policy, practices, penetration rates, success rates, relationships to discipline and client population parameters are given along with other topical areas. A factor analysis and inter-correlations between all variables measured are also displayed. Included is a comprehensive literature review on Industrial Alcoholism programs covering topics parallel to the survey.
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