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St. Patrick’s Day Pub Trivia. Your Topic: Drunk Driving

On St. Patrick’s Day, over 122 million Americans will observe the Catholic Saint’s Feast Day by wearing the green or making a traditional Irish meal. Celebrations will often include hoisting a pint of Guiness or a measure of whiskey at a favorite local pub, and perhaps playing a round of Pub Trivia. In honor of […]

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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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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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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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Making a Difference: Small Town Maine Walks to End Domestic Violence

We Walk Like MADD, we Race for a Cure, and we also walk for electronic monitoring. At least that’s what residents of Dexter, Maine, did June 17th when they held the second annual Amy, Coty, Monica, Memorial 5k Race/Walk to End Domestic Violence, as reported in the Bangor Daily News. Amy Lake and her two children, […]

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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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St. Patrick’s Day American Style: Why Do We Drink So Much?

St. Patrick’s Day and green beer. While shamrocks, bag pipes, and corned beef all take center stage during the annual celebration of all things Irish, drinking—with a notable nod to green beer—has become the focal point of our Irish celebrations. According National Geographic, 4.2 billion pints worldwide, to be exact. So why do we associate […]

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