Questionnaire for the MPU on driving without the influence of alcohol in the future
How do I understand the authority’s concerns about my fitness to drive? Why do I have to take an MPU (Medical-Psychological Examination)? What is the purpose of the MPU? How do I want to make it clear that I will drive a vehicle safely on the road in the future?
Analysis of my traffic violation(s) with alcohol
1.1. How did it happen, that I drank more or a lot before driving?
1.2. Why did I decide to drive, although I stood under considerable influence of alcohol? To what extent did a distorted perception with rashness, indifference, disinhibition and overestimation of myself due to the influence of alcohol play a role?
To what extent did I feel fit enough at that moment to start the drive?
If it was a drive with residual alcohol from the night before, why didn’t I properly assess or perceive it?
1.3. What problems have occurred because of driving under the influence of alcohol?
1.4. (In the case of driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 1.1 per mille:)
How could I start a vehicle and drive it reasonably with this high concentration of alcohol in my body? Had I built up a high level of habituation through frequent and/or repeated uncontrolled alcohol use?
1.5. How else did I separate drinking alcohol from driving a car, riding a motorcycle, or riding a bicycle, or rather comply with the legal alcohol limits while driving?
Have I nevertheless driven other times with significant alcohol concentrations in the body, so that the inhibition threshold to drive there again under the influence of alcohol was no longer so high due to repetition and experience?
1.6. (In the case of multiple violations involving alcohol recorded in the Register of Driver Fitness).
Why did I repeatedly get caught drinking and driving when I had already been punished for it? Why have I not been able to learn definitively from the previous admonitions and punishments?
2. My learning history with alcohol
Describe your experience with alcohol use from the beginning to the present.
1. Start your description with the first time you drank alcohol and felt its effects.
2a. Then describe the development of your alcohol consumption in chronological order (indicating age or calendar years) with reference to events and life circumstances that had an influence on it and also state your motives.
3. Did you also consume illegal drugs? If so, which ones, how often, and in what time frames?
4. if you now drink significantly less or no alcohol, please state the circumstances and reasons for this change.
3. Assessment of my alcohol consumption and my alcohol risk
3.1. What were the desired effects and my motives for drinking alcohol socially and in my daily life?
3.2. Did I also use alcohol to relieve stress or forget problems for the moment? How did that relate to my life situation?
3.3. What were the immediate negative effects and what were the long-term disadvantages of consumption?
3.4. In what situations did I consume 1-2 drinks in a controlled manner? To what extent did I consciously choose the relevant occasions?
3.5. In what situations did I control the consumed amount less well or not at all? To what extent was I also generally disinhibited and not in control of my statements and actions?
3.6. Has it happened that I lost drinking control altogether and had a strong intoxication? How often? What negative effects has this had (e.g., failure to think rationally, perceptual disturbances, embarrassing moments, falls due to balance problems, double vision, nausea, film tears)?
3.7. To what extent has a physical development of tolerance and a psychological habituation to alcohol existed?
For example, did I have a stronger need to consume alcohol?
Have I sometimes found it difficult to say “no” to occasions of consumption?
Did the need occur to drink alcohol to make me feel good again?
3.8. To what extent has an abuse in the sense of repeated and regular use with loss of control, increasing importance in my everyday life, neglect of other interests, negative feedback from my close environment and with the consequence of psychological and physical damage developed?
3.9. Has it come to a psychological dependence in the sense of a strong desire or urge to consume alcohol, inability to stop, avoidance of discomfort and restlessness and constant loss of control?
3.10. Has there been physical dependence on alcohol with exceptionally high tolerance development and withdrawal symptoms?
Final question on section 3:
Based on my answers above, how do I judge the extent of my alcohol exposure? Have I had any risky alcohol consumption? Have I even been inside an abuse? Have I had an alcohol addiction?
4. Interim changes in my attitude and behavior
4.1. How am I doing in the meantime with my reduced alcohol consumption or abstinence from alcohol? What benefits and positive changes am I experiencing as a result?
4.2. What alternatives have I found for entertainment, recreation, creativity, relaxation and stress relief?
4.3. What else would I like to change and improve? What opportunities do I see for myself and by what means do I want to realize them?
5. Considerations for the future
5.1. How do I want to deal with alcohol in the future?
5.2. If I am going to drink alcohol, on what occasions and what quantities?
5.3. (In case of alcohol consumption in the future:) How do I want to separate my consumption from driving a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle?
5.4. What temptations or critical situations might arise that put me at risk of drinking a lot of alcohol and then possibly driving a vehicle? How can I deal with such critical situations so that I avoid mistakes in time?
5.5. In general, what do I want to look out for in the future to keep it good and avoid risky alcohol use or abuse again?
5.6. How do I want to solve problems and manage critical moments in life? Where can I get support with this?