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Think of it as a breathalyzer you wear. SCRAM is a relatively new piece of technology, designed to keep people sober. The device is being shown this week to a Nashville audience.
A DUI could be enough to scare a driver sober, but one small device will make one stay that way.
“Literally, if you drink you will get caught,” said Terry Fain, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Littleton, CO.
The device, SCRAM or Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, is catching on among law enforcement, judges, and probation officers.
The temperature sensitive bracelet is tamper proof. It takes periodic readings of the alcohol in a person’s system. The company’s biggest client is drunk drivers.
“I would buy it. I think it’s a great tool,” said Bret Anderberg, Police Officer in Bloomington, Minnesota. “We have a huge problem with DWI’s, huge problem with repeat offenders–people that just don’t care. They don’t want to do anything. So, when we get something on them like this, at least we can kind of keep an eye — and monitor.”
The company, “Alcohol Monitoring Systems” is touting its new, state of the art product at this week’s “Lifesavers Conference” in Nashville.
Terry Fain said the ankle monitor can not only sober someone up, but help ease the burden on an overworked court system, even relieve jail overcrowding, as offenders wait for their court date.
The makers of “SCRAM” say it’s not just drunk drivers using their product, parents have been known to put them on their teenagers, especially during prom season.
Homeless, alcoholic and hopeless, Dan Oller arrived last year at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, skeptical that its addiction treatment program could help him when 11 others had not. “There’s always that doubt in your mind, once you’ve failed over and over,” said Oller, who started drinking and doing drugs when he was 12. “I was….
A study in this month’s Anesthesiology found evidence that alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are frequently overlooked in patients undergoing surgery ― but also touts a very simple and effective method to identify patients who may be at risk for alcohol-related perioperative complications. In the AUD study, anesthesiologist Claudia D. Spies, M.D., and her research group….
When the Government published its alcohol strategy in 2004, it concluded that drink was a problem for a “small minority” in Britain. The repeated warnings from health professionals, the statistics on alcohol-related ill health and hospital treatment, and the calculations of cost to the NHS tell a very different story. The annual number of hospital….
People with Co-occurring disorder face both mental problems as well as alcohol addiction problems at the same time. This is a condition that occurs very often and hence the first treatment for the co-occurring disorder is the medical detoxification. It generally takes three to five days for the alcohol detoxification in a medically supervised center….
Cocaine is one of the most widely used and abused drugs in the United States. Crack addiction is a dangerous condition that results from the use of crack cocaine. Left untreated, crack addiction can kill an individual, but there are treatment centers that specialize in treating crack addiction. Crack addiction treatment is similar to many….