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Despite significant progress over the past few decades, drunk driving continues to wreak havoc in the lives of victims and to pose serious public safety issues for communities. But initiatives like 24/7 Sobriety Programs, Target 25, and DUI Courts are taking the lead to turn the tide on alcohol-impaired driving. SCRAM CAM is a key part of helping DUI programs assess offenders, enforce accountability and compliance, and address the root cause of drunk driving: alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction.
If you’ve ever noticed the aroma coming from someone who drank tequila the night before, then you’ve experienced the very event that spawned the interest of our founders in the science of transdermal alcohol monitoring.
While the technology that allows the SCRAM CAM bracelet to effectively test and report alcohol consumption based on transdermal testing is relatively new, the science of transdermal testing is not.
When considering Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) technologies, it’s important to understand what’s required for a technology to truly be CAM. Only systems that meet these requirements are considered court-validated. Systems that don’t meet these requirements should not be considered “the same as CAM” and should be subjected to the same peer-review and judicial scrutiny as court-validated CAM.
Time and again, research has shown that SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring supports long-term behavior change in alcohol-involved clients. And that body of research comes to life in the real-world stories from our clients.
Alcohol is the #1 drug of abuse for criminal offenders, and getting offenders sober has become the core focus of criminal justice programs throughout the country.
While drugs are relatively easy to identify in periodic testing, alcohol poses unique challenges for both corrections and treatment professionals. The body’s rapid metabolism of alcohol, the behavioral patterns of addicted offenders, and the fact that alcohol is legally obtained all make it difficult to assess, detect, and deter alcohol-involved offenders.
No Landline? No Problem.
While only a little more than half of U.S. households still have a landline telephone, more than 75% have Internet service. That’s why SCRAM Systems has introduced Ethernet capability to our base stations.
Find a variety of case studies about SCRAM programs. From specialty courts in rural communities to large, state-level corrections programs, you’ll learn more about funding, how they’re using SCRAM monitoring, and the outcomes they’ve seen.
From daily client management to program design and set up, Authorized SCRAM Service Partners offer a full range of services to make your electronic monitoring program efficient and successful.