Results of NHTSA’s SCRAM CAM Recidivism Study

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 …

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 our shared community. …

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 our shared community. …

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 commercial sale …

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 …

Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

The thinking about alcohol dependence used to be black and white. There was a belief that there were two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and everyone else. “But that dichotomy — yes or no, you have it or you don’t — is inadequate,” says Dr. John Mariani, who researches substance abuse at Columbia University. He says that the thinking has evolved, …

Study: Binge Drinking Affects Young Adults’ Immune Systems

  Think the worst thing you’ll get from a night of hard drinking is a hangover? Think again. New research published in the scientific journal Alcohol indicates that binge drinking negatively impacts the immune system of young adults for hours after the last sip. Researchers determined that while the body’s immune system ramps up when people are most intoxicated, two …

ALCOHOL IS A GATEWAY DRUG, NOT MARIJUANA ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY…

A recent study in The Journal of School Health finds that the most common gateway drug is not pot, like most people tend to accuse.  The ultimate gateway drug is in fact the most pervasive drug in our culture: alcohol. Using a nationally representative sample from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, the study proves that marijuana use is not …

Impaired Driving Remains a Top Priority for NTSB

End Substance Impairment in Transportation MWL2015_02.jpg Download the issue Fact Sheet What is the issue? The issue is something you might not realize is happening: The world around you seems to move slower. Your concentration lags. When your brain tells your hand to move, it takes longer for your hand to respond and the movement is clumsy. When you blink, …

Marijuana Is Harmful: Debunking 7 Myths Arguing It’s Fine

  Don’t believe the hype: marijuana legalization poses too many risks to public health and public safety. Based on almost two decades of research, community-based work, and policy practice across three presidential administrations, my new book “Reefer Sanity” discusses some widely held myths about marijuana: Myth No. 1: “Marijuana is harmless and non-addictive” No, marijuana is not as dangerous as cocaine or …