Base Station Connectivity
Since over 75% of households now have Internet service, it’s clear that regular landline phone service is diminishing nationwide. Clients need options to connect and remain compliant with court orders. Because of this, Moon Court Services now stocks Ethernet-enabled base stations. The base station is the equipment that communicates with the bracelets and sends the data to SCRAMNET for review.
While drugs are relatively easy to identify in periodic testing, alcohol poses unique challenges for both corrections and treatment professionals. The body’s rapid metabolism of alcohol, the behavioral patterns of addicted offenders, and the fact that alcohol is legally obtained all make it difficult to assess, detect, and deter alcohol-involved offenders. Despite the importance of sobriety in the justice system, the difficulties of keeping tabs on alcohol-involved offenders means there are a wide variety of definitions for sobriety. While treatment professionals emphasize the importance of complete abstinence, the realities of long-term testing often mean that offenders are tested randomly, periodically, or not at all, with the hope that the chance they might get caught is enough of a deterrent to drinking. Unfortunately, some offenders are willing to take that chance. Today, programs and technologies are proliferating that allow courts and treatment providers to cost-effectively require and enforce more than sober moments. They’re enforcing Sober Days. What is a Sober Day?
If you’ve ever noticed the aroma coming from someone who drank alcohol the night before, then you already have a basic understanding of the science behind transdermal alcohol monitoring. While the technology that allows the SCRAM bracelet to effectively test and report alcohol consumption based on transdermal testing is relatively new, the science of transdermal testing is not. Transdermal—or literally “through the skin”—has been known for decades as a reliable way to transport substances, both through absorption and excretion. How Does SCRAM Test for Alcohol?