Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Brown University concluded that SCRAM CAM can benefit individuals in outpatient alcohol treatment programs. Four out of five study participants reported that SCRAM CAM helped them reduce their drinking, and 75% said they would wear it for longer than the 12-week study period.
By Sheila M. Alessia, Nancy P. Barnett, Nancy M. Petrya
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2017
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)