The impact of SCRAM CAM on the rate of repeat drinking and driving offenses (i.e., recidivism) was assessed for the first two years following arrest for 837 offenders in Wisconsin and 672 offenders in Nebraska. There was virtually no recidivism while on SCRAM CAM. For the offenders who recidivated, those assigned to SCRAM CAM recidivated later, meaning the device delayed recidivism.
By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This analysis provides additional support for the claim that the 24/7 Sobriety Program is effective at deterring drinking among individuals with histories of alcohol-related crime. The data suggests that Montana’s 24/7 program reduced the probability of re-arrest for DUI 45-70%.
By Rand Corporation
The 24/7 Sobriety Program mandates that repeat impaired driving offenders remain sober as a condition of bond or pre-trial release. The goal is to monitor the most dangerous offenders in North Dakota and require that these individuals remain sober in order to keep roadways safe from hazardous drivers. Results show that drivers significantly improve traffic metrics after enrolling in the program.
By Andrew Kubas, Ph.D. Poyraz Kayabas, Ph.D., and Candidate Kimberly Vachal, Ph.D. - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute North Dakota State University, Fargo
Examines the impact of continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring upon alcohol consumption in male students at a Scottish university.
By Fergus G. Neville (a), Damien J. Williams (a), Christine A. Goodall, Jeffrey S. Murer, Peter D. Donnelly
The objective of this investigation was to establish the ability of SCRAM CAM to detect different levels of self-reported alcohol consumption, and to determine whether gender and body mass index, alcohol dependence, bracelet version, and age of bracelet influenced detection of alcohol use. Researchers concluded SCRAM CAM is very good at detecting 5 or more drinks; performance of the monitor below this level was better among women because of their higher transdermal alcohol concentration levels.
By Nancy P. Barnett - Brown University, E. B. Meade - University of Delaware, and Tiffany R. Glynn - Brown University
This study examined the effectiveness of using transdermal alcohol monitoring as a continuous measure of alcohol use to implement financial contingencies to reduce heavy drinking. Researchers concluded that transdermal alcohol monitoring can be used to implement contingency management programs to reduce excessive alcohol consumption.
By Donald M. Dougherty (a), Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak (a), Yuanyuan Liang (b), Tara E. Karns (a), Sharon E. Cates (a), Sarah L. Lake (a), Jillian Mullen (a), John D. Roache (a)