Reducing alcohol-impaired driving in community sports clubs: evaluating the good sports program

Bosco Rowland, John W Toumbourou, Felicity Catherine Louise Allen

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The Good Sports program uses a systematic accreditation process to implement gradual alcohol-related harm-reduction strategies in Australian community sports clubs that aim to reduce the incidence of harmful alcohol-related behaviors, such as drink driving. This study tested whether the Good Sports program reduced the incidence of drink driving and whether reductions are related to the level of program implementation. METHOD: An adoption versus nonadoption pilot study was undertaken with 65 cricket and 48 Australian Football League clubs (N = 1,968 individuals). Associations between the stage of accreditation (Stage 1 and Stage 2) and the likelihood of driving with an illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) were examined. Alcohol-use diary accounts were used to calculate BAC before driving home from the club.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316 - 327
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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