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Top 12 of 2012: U.K. Looks to U.S. as a Model for Impaired Driving Tactics

It has been estimated by the United Kingdom’s Home Office that “irresponsible” drinking costs taxpayers in the U.K. between £18-25  ($29-40) billion a year. Additionally, there were nearly 1 million alcohol-related violent crimes, and 1.2 million alcohol-related hospital admissions in the U.K. in 2011. In an effort to get a handle on the ever-increasing issue […]

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Military Veterans Find Sobriety, Redemption Through Veterans Treatment Courts

Vietnam Veteran Larry Strange is feeling better today. Better than he has in many years, thanks to his new-found sobriety and the help of the Kansas City Municipal Veterans Court. Strange is one of the 1.2 million combat veterans who are arrested each year in the U.S. He has struggled with the addiction issues so […]

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Sober Days: A game changer for treatment, criminal justice

Last June, I had the opportunity to present to a group of researchers with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. As CEO of an alcohol monitoring technology company, our focus was sharing data from 1,000 individuals that we had monitored for a year or more. Our technology provides 24/7 testing, every 30 minutes, […]

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Researchers Using Transdermal Testing to Learn More About Drinking Behaviors

In June, researchers from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and Wake Forest University published a study, “Comparing the Detection of Transdermal and Breath Alcohol Concentrations During Periods of Alcohol Consumption Ranging From Moderate Drinking to Binge Drinking” in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers were […]

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NHTSA Releases Report on Transdermal Alcohol Monitors for DUI Offenders

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new report, Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: Case Studies, which takes an in-depth look at the state of high-tech alcohol monitoring for drunk drivers. The study is the second of three conducted by the agency, as part of their Impaired Driving program, that focuses specifically on transdermal testing, […]

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NACo Passes Resolution Supporting Transdermal Testing for Pre-Trial Populations

At last week’s National Association of Counties (NACo) annual meeting in Pittsburgh, the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee approved a “Resolution in Support of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring for Pre-Trial Populations” at the 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition. The resolution, sponsored by Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and passed by members of the steering […]

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Leandra’s Law: Closing interlock loophole runs aground in NY House

New York’s groundbreaking Leandra’s Law had its first official challenge last month when an offender sentenced to the mandatory year of ignition interlock challenged his sentence after failing to install the system in the required timeframe, then failing subsequent uploads and tests. Ernan Perez’s challenge represents the first reported one to the state law, but […]

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Must-See DWI/Alcohol Sessions Thursday at NADCP in Nashville!

Thursday marks the official opening ceremonies at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference in Nashville. NADCP is hosting a record number of professionals this year. Last night marked the opening Country Western reception in the exhibit hall, as well as a FREE performance by comedian Billy Gardell. Thursday’s […]

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The Economics and the Social Impact: Why NADCP is So Important

Today marks the opening of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference in Nashville, where 4,000 criminal justice professionals will meet to learn, engage, share, and participate in one of the most significant trends in our country: therapeutic jurisprudence. It’s a fancy phrase that describes a substantial, systemic paradigm […]

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NTSB’s Reaching Zero, Day 2: Eliminating Substance-Impaired Driving

Day 2 of the National Traffic Safety Board’s groundbreaking ‘Reaching Zero’ event features a number of renowned panelists fielding questions on issues including non-judicial intervention opportunities, the international perspectrive on substance-impaired driving, technology and law enforcement, and an in-depth look at the next steps in the fight to Reach Zero! Presentations are being webcast live […]

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