The world has a drinking problem, and countries worldwide are turning to SCRAMx as part of the solution.
Alcohol misuse remains a serious global issue, as countries around the world grapple with alcohol-related crime, health concerns, and public safety. While DUI is the most notable alcohol-related crime in the United States, countries like the United Kingdom struggle more with alcohol-fueled violence, public disorder, and the staggering costs of alcohol misuse on social healthcare systems.
According to The World Health Organization:
- The harmful use of alcohol results in 2.5 million deaths each year
- Nearly 4% of all deaths are related to alcohol
- Globally, 6.2% of all male deaths and 1.1% of all female deaths are related to alcohol
- Globally, 320,000 young people aged 15-29 years die annually from alcohol-related causes, resulting in 9% of all deaths in that age group
- Worldwide consumption in 2005 was equal to 6.13 liters of pure alcohol consumed per person aged 15 years or older (pure alcohol, not alcoholic beverages)
AMS is dedicated to introducing SCRAMx programs to international markets. Currently, AMS is working on programs in Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.