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Where Do Repeat Drunk Drivers Live? There’s a Map for That

Posting addresses or maps showing where convicted sex offenders live has become a common practice on law enforcement websites.

Now, a police department in Wisconsin is taking a similar approach with repeat drunk drivers. The Janseville Police Department’s Project Sober Streets includes a map that shows where repeat DUI offenders live. Users can click on a pinpoint on the map to see t…

Alcohol Problems on the Rise, Only 1 in 5 Adults Seek Help

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A new study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that the rate of problem drinking has increased over the past decade. Researchers found that 14% of American adults have an existing alcohol problem, while nearly 30% of Americans will have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives. Data from the study suggests that only 20% of thos…

SCRAM CAM “How It Works” Video

Launched in 2003, SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring™ is the world’s most widely used and trusted 24/7 transdermal alcohol testing system. But even after a decade in the marketplace and more than 365,000 monitored clients, people still ask: How does SCRAM CAM work?

A new video that provides a high-level explanation of the science of transdermal alcohol monitoring,…

Four Things You Need to Know About the New Proposed Guidelines for Oral Fluid Drug Testing

On May 15, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two sets of proposed regulations. The Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs Using Oral Fluid Specimens authorizes the use of oral fluid specimens. The second proposes changes to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs using Urine Specimens to incorporate some of…

English Police Renew Calls to Lower Drink Driving Limit

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Late last year, Scotland dropped its allowable level for drink driving to the equivalent of 0.05 BAC in the U.S., bringing Scotland’s drink driving standards in line with those in most other European countries.

Now, the Police Federation of England and Wales has echoed calls by officials and health leaders to follow Scotland’s lead. One of the driving factors behind the Polic…

Results of NHTSA’s SCRAM CAM Recidivism Study

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In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started working on a recidivism study on the use, recidivism rates, and characteristics of SCRAM CAM. The study took place between 2007–09 and it gives an in-depth look at participants’ recidivism potential while wearing SCRAM CAM.

We are proud that the results of the study are very positive and show:

CAM delays t…

AMP and SCRAM

AMP provides services to localities in all of Utah. AMP staff successfully implemented SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, home-incarceration, and GPS technologies in local and state agencies, jails, courts, and programs throughout Utah.  We strive to increase public safety, reduce and eliminate dependency on alcohol, and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients, their families, and…

AMP and SCRAM

AMP provides services to localities in all of Utah. AMP staff successfully implemented SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, home-incarceration, and GPS technologies in local and state agencies, jails, courts, and programs throughout Utah.  We strive to increase public safety, reduce and eliminate dependency on alcohol, and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients, their families, and…

Powdered Alcohol Raising Concerns About Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving

Powdered alcohol may be widely available for sale soon, and that is raising concerns about what this new form of alcohol could mean for underage drinking, drunk driving, and public safety.
Feds approve Palcohol
The buzz about powdered alcohol—branded as Palcohol®—started last year when the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) initially approved the product for commercia…

Do Energy Drink Cocktails Make You More Likely to Drive Drunk?

Cocktails that mix energy drinks and alcohol are very popular, but past research has found that the caffeine in energy drinks masks the effects of intoxication, often causing people to consume more than they would if they were drinking other types of alcoholic beverages.

Now, a recent study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research shows that mixing energy drinks with booze can…

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