SL2 can be used for both criminal justice and treatment addiction programs. SL2 allows the participant to prove abstinence from alcohol while maintaining confidentiality and flexibility in their schedule. Below are a few examples of how SL2 can be used within the criminal justice and treatment addiction arenas.
- DUI / DWI offenses
- Alternative to IID
- Family Court
- Step down from CAM devices
- Aftercare programs
- Professional Treatment Programs
- Family monitoring
Q. How many tests should I set for the participant?
A.SOBERLINK suggests that the supervising agency set a schedule between 2-4 tests per day. Ideally the tests would evenly span from morning to night, while taking into consideration any times that may be a trigger for the participant. SOBERLINK also recommends that the participant is informed of the scheduled testing times, which reduces the element of surprise but also reduces the likelihood of the participant missing a test or becoming reliant on the text message prompt.
Q. What happens if a participant sends a positive BAC test?
A.If the participant submits a test of .02 or higher, the SOBERLINK device will display "Alcohol Detected - an additional test will be required in 30 minutes" and the monitoring portal will send an automated text message to the participant's cell phone prompting them when to submit another test. The retest cycle will continue if the client continues to submit a test result of .02 or higher.
Q. How do I know when to calibrate the device?
A.An internal counter warns the supervising agency when the device reaches a set number of tests and requires a calibration check. At that time the unit can be sent back to SOBERLINK for an accuracy check and recalibration if needed.