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Probation supervision by smartphone

US app provides suite of supervision tools including GPS tracking, breathalyser, check-in service and reward and sanction behaviour reinforcement.

Alcohol & Drugs

A very modern drink diary

How a $200k competition launched by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism sparked the next generation of sobriety bracelets.

Alcohol & Drugs

Can sobriety bracelets help tackle domestic violence?

The bracelet itself looks like a slightly larger version of a normal electronic tag. The sensor on the tag has to be next to bare skin because the “transdermal” technology works by analysing perspiration. When alcohol is consumed, approximately 1% is not metabolised but is excreted through the skin via perspiration.

Alcohol & Drugs

Paying for your drink

“Offenders with drink problems face US-style tagging“ “London’s Drunk Criminals Wear Tags That Track Sobriety“ “Sobriety bracelets’ to fight crime in London” Just a selection

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