Pain Interference in Individuals in Driver Intervention Programs for Driving Under the Influence Offenders
Pain-related problems among individuals in court-mandated Driver Intervention Programs (DIPs) for "driving under the influence" (DUI) offenders have not been well studied. This project examines 3,189 individuals from a DIP in Dayton, Ohio. Over 11% of participants reported significant pain-related interference in the past 4 weeks. Pain was significantly more likely in those with depression, more childhood conduct problems, and recent use of multiple illicit drugs. Many individuals seen in court-mandated DIP programs for DUI offenders also report difficulties with pain. DIP programming should address pain in relation to substance use and mental health issues.
Ilgen, M. A.,
Barry, K. L.,
Cole, P. A.,
Dabrowski, M. P.,
Booth, B. M.,
& Blow, F. C.
(2010). Pain Interference in Individuals in Driver Intervention Programs for Driving Under the Influence Offenders. Substance Use & Misuse, 45 (9), 1406-1419.