SCRAM Systems is excited to announce that we have achieved the milestone of monitoring 1 million clients with SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®)! With the help of our Service Provider and agency customers in the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, SCRAM CAM has supported over 1 million clients on their journey to long-term sobriety.
SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
After several years of research, prototypes, and beta testing, in 2003, the first SCRAM CAM unit was launched to the criminal justice market. Now 2023, SCRAM Systems is celebrating 20 years of SCRAM CAM. With the help of almost 200 Service Providers in all 50 states, we are helping clients abide by court orders for alcohol abstinence and supporting their journey to long-term sobriety.
The road to recovery is often long and filled with detours, and for Danny, it took treatment and a few key people that believed in him to reach a sober life: SCRAM CAM®, a judge, and his SCRAM Systems Service Provider. All of these combined elements gave Danny the tools and encouragement he needed to make his way, one minute, hour, and day at a time without alcohol.
How can community corrections departments and supervision agencies be sure that their electronic monitoring programs are producing positive results? Without detailed data, officers may not be aware of their programs’ performance and may be making decisions “in the dark”. SCRAM Optix Analytics provides powerful reporting tools so community corrections officers can make insightful decisions to increase program efficiency and client success.
If you have recently been assigned to wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet, you may not know where to start. It’s important to understand what the SCRAM CAM device is, where to get one installed, frequently asked questions, and other important information.
Common methods of testing a person’s level of ingested alcohol include Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC). But alcohol concentration can also be measured transdermally—meaning “through the skin”. The SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) bracelet is based on the science of transdermal testing and can measure the wearer’s Transdermal Alcohol Concentration (TAC) via perspiration.
Recently, the use of “sobriety tags”—or SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) devices—have launched across England and Wales to monitor individuals convicted of alcohol-related crimes. These individuals can be ordered to an Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirement (AAMR), which is a sentencing power that requires the offender to wear a tag, and can be imposed as both a punitive and rehabilitative requirement.
Alcohol-involved clients need more than a one-size-fits all solution when it comes to supporting their sobriety. With so many different technologies available, it’s important that courts and agencies understand all the facts when determining which alcohol testing method to assign to each individual client. Read on to learn the differences between EtG testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology.
With so many different alcohol monitoring technologies available, it can be challenging to determine which device or method will provide the best results for each individual client. It’s important that courts and agencies learn about the differences between breath testing and continuous alcohol monitoring technology before adding them to a client’s supervision plan.
Alcohol use has been prevalent throughout history and that continues to be true today. Unfortunately, the adverse effects of alcohol use and abuse are well-known. The need for accurate and reliable methods to identify traces of alcohol in the body has led to the development of many technologies—each with its own features, benefits, and limitations.