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Infographic: Change the Trend on Holiday Drinking & DUIs

A fatal collision following a Thanksgiving party. A teen starts the new year in a wheelchair because of an alcohol-related crash. A repeat drunk driver kills three on Christmas Day. This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also […]

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UK Court Reuniting Families With Alcohol Monitoring Technology

In the UK it is estimated that 2.6 million children live with a parent whose drinking puts them at risk of neglect, and 705,000 live with a dependent drinker. What does this mean for a family? Alcohol plays a part in 25-33% of known cases of child abuse, alcohol use is a contributor in a […]

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Sober Days for the Holidays: Drinking Violations Jump 54% This Thursday

It may surprise many that over the last several years, Thanksgiving weekend has become one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, with Blackout Wednesday—Thanksgiving Eve—surpassing even the New Year’s holiday for drinking, DUIs, and all the issues that go with them. At AMS, we looked at our own data trends for the holidays, […]

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Halloween Drinking Data May Scare You Sober, or at Least Keep You Home

Halloween is no longer a just-for-kids holiday. According to the National Retail Federation, over 170 million people in the U.S. will celebrate Halloween, with one-third of those planning on throwing or attending a party. Adults have embraced the chance to dress-up in costume and celebrate, and according to some newly released data, some may be doing […]

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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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New White Paper Presents Strategies for Courts When Dealing With Alcohol

Today AMS has published a new White Paper, The 5 Obstacles to Alcohol Monitoring, which looks at some of the toughest issues that make dealing with alcohol particularly difficult for courts, probation, and treatment providers in the criminal justice system.

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Happy Birthday! Montana’s 24/7 Sobriety Program Turns 1

Drinking and driving has been a chronic—and deadly—problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Forbes magazine reported that Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities. Law and policy makers responded with a list of changes to the Montana legal code, all aimed […]

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