Beyond Crime: Tackling Alcohol Misuse

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring in Australia

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, worn 24/7, automatically samples perspiration every 30 minutes to measure for alcohol consumption. No missed tests. No circumventing testing schedules.

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SCRAM Systems in Australia

While the World Health Organization reports that alcohol consumption is higher in European countries, officials Down Under are also taking a close look at U.K. tactics for managing the country’s epidemic rates of alcohol-related crimes.

  • Alcohol is second only to tobacco as the cause of preventable death and hospitalization in Australia
  • The total cost of alcohol-related crime is estimated to be $1.7 billion
  • 10% of all police time is devoted to dealing with incidents related to alcohol

The state of Victoria has been using SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring for the past 5 years as a tool to monitor alcohol abstinence conditions. SCRAM Systems also works closely with global organizations such as G4S to identify program opportunities throughout the country.

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

Our flagship alcohol monitoring product, with optional house arrest monitoring. SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM) is the most technologically advanced alcohol monitoring system in the world. Worn 24/7, SCRAM CAM automatically samples a client’s perspiration, every 30 minutes, to measure for alcohol consumption. No missed tests. No circumventing a testing schedule. Since monitoring is continuous, SCRAM CAM is the only alcohol monitoring technology proven to support long-term behavior change in hardcore DUI and alcohol offenders.



London Compulsory Sobriety Project

In 2014, the Mayor of London launched the U.K.’s first scheme to enforce alcohol abstinence through the compulsory use of SCRAM CAM. This pilot programme is part of the Mayor’s pledge for new sentencing powers to tackle the impact of alcohol-related crime and disorder in London. The pilots are being run with the cooperation of the Ministry of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

In 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to expand the use of SCRAM CAM sobriety tags throughout England and Wales.

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University of St Andrews

Peer-Reviewed Study

The School of Medicine, University of St Andrews published a peer-reviewed study that involved the use of SCRAM CAM technology with University students.

“An Experimental Trial Exploring the Impact of Continuous Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring upon Alcohol Consumption in a Cohort of Male Students”

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By Fergus G. Neville, Damien J. Williams, Christine A. Goodall, Jeffrey S. Murer, Peter D. Donnelly

SCRAM Programs for DUI/DWI Courts

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Sales and Programme Information

Agencies: To learn more about using SCRAM Systems products in your court or programme or to schedule a demo, contact:​

Dan Altvater
Country Manager, Asia Pacific

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SCRAM CAM Testimonial

Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.