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The Dangers Of Alcoholism: How Alcohol Can Harm Your Health

While drinking alcohol is a common activity, the amount of alcohol a person drinks can wreak havoc on their health. In fact, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an estimated 95,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. This makes alcohol the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United […]

What Is Bac?

BAC stands for blood alcohol content. BrAC stands for breath alcohol concentration. It is the metric used to measure the amount of alcohol intoxication, or alcohol percentage, in the blood. BAC and BrAC are primarily used for legal or medical purposes in the United States. Blood Alcohol Level Myths One big misconception about alcohol is that people can […]

Portable Alcohol Breathalyzer

Portable Alcohol Monitoring Device by LifeSafer® Alcohol is one of the most common substances of abuse among drug court participants, yet many testing technologies do not do a good job of detecting alcohol consumption. Portable Alcohol Monitoring by LifeSafer is the ONLY portable alcohol monitoring unit that meets NHTSA’s rigorous standards for accuracy and reliability. […]

Drunk Driving Sobering Statistics

Drunk driving statistics are quite scary, over 10,000 people die in an alcohol related death each year. Drunk and impaired driving is a serious, and oftentimes fatal, problem that plagues America’s roadways. Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) are considered to be alcohol impaired. The legal federal drinking […]

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How Do Ignition Interlock Devices Detect Breath Alcohol?

A frequent question we hear at LifeSafer from curious people is how does an electronic device like an ignition interlock measure your breath alcohol levels? It would seem like a complicated matter but it is actually quite simple. When a person consumes alcohol, that alcohol will show up in the breath because it gets absorbed […]

Most Effective Choice For Probationary Alcohol Monitoring

The Justice Speakers Institute, LLC (JSI), the preeminent criminal justice organization composed of top judges and criminal justice experts, released a position paper in February 2020, comparing the LifeSafer® Portable Alcohol Monitoring device to other alcohol testing technologies in the industry.  Their research suggests, BEST PRACTICE CRITERIA As a means of scientifically comparing the various […]

Safety First – 5 Drinking And Driving Myths

Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Unfortunately, some people who find themselves having a bit too much fun, believe that there are quick-fix methods of sobering up once they have had too much to drink. Don’t be fooled by the following myths. They will not reduce the level of alcohol in your system […]

Mandatory Alcohol Assessment And Treatment Laws

Mandatory alcohol assessment and treatment laws require convicted DUI/DWI offenders to undergo an assessment of alcohol abuse problems and, if necessary, participate in a treatment program. Assessment and/or treatment can be ordered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and/or the Court. Sometimes in between the assessment and treatment, offenders are sent to Alcohol Education Classes […]

The Most Effective Alcohol Testing Technology-part 1

Earlier this year the Justice Speakers Institute published a study declaring: “The LifeSafer Portable Monitoring Device should be considered the most effective alcohol testing technology for courts supervising probationers with conditions that forbid the use of alcohol.” — Justice Speakers Institute* Let’s take a deeper look at what makes the LifeSafer Portable Alcohol Monitoring (PAM) […]

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