HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.— A 24-week research study, conducted by the OMNI Institute, demonstrates that Soberlink remote alcohol monitoring positively impacted individuals in treatment for alcohol use with Aware Recovery Care, an organization that provides in-home substance use disorder treatment.
The study collected data related to patient demographics, substance use, medical outcomes, and satisfaction with Soberlink, a remote alcohol monitoring system that combines a professional-grade handheld breathalyzer with wireless connectivity, facial recognition, and tamper detection. Of the participants, 67% identified as male and the average age was 45 years old.
Upon initial enrollment in the study, a member of the Aware Recovery team provided an overview of how to use the Soberlink device and assisted participants with performing their first breath test. Throughout the study period, participants used the Soberlink device at least twice daily and completed monthly follow-up surveys. The results of each test were categorized as Negative if: their Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was zero and Positive or Missed if: their BAC was greater than zero, their identity was not confirmed via Soberlink’s real-time facial recognition, or their test was not completed during their regularly scheduled time period.
Of the participants who completed the study, 100% reported their substance use decreased and relationships with their family improved since engaging in the program, and 88% said the program helped them to become more self-sufficient/independent.
Focusing on the role that Soberlink played in those outcomes, results showed that participants reported positive feelings about the Soberlink device across 11 satisfaction survey items, including but not limited to:
"I love the Soberlink device because it's simple and easy to use. I feel safer using it. It gives me peace of mind knowing I can't fool the device's facial recognition technology. The reporting is instant, so everyone knows if I have a problem immediately. It provides me with accountability to my wife and daughter, knowing that I'm being tested three times a day. I highly recommend Soberlink for helping me to maintain my sobriety," one study participant shared.
About the OMNI Institute
OMNI Institute is a nonprofit social science consultancy that provides integrated research and evaluation, capacity building, and data utilization services to accelerate positive social change. OMNI has honed a service delivery model focused on rigorous research and application of best practices, authentic engagement with our clients and their stakeholders, and the cross-systems expertise and insights needed to address complex social issues. We operate by our four core values: Excellence in our work, Agility in our approach, Inquiry to uncover the best possible solutions to challenges, and a true Connection to our clients and the communities they serve. Learn more at omni.org.
About Aware Recovery Care
Aware Recovery Care is a pioneer in the in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment industry, representing true innovation. Supported by a specially trained team of addiction professionals, Aware provides a full continuum of home-based care, including in-home withdrawal management, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and management, individual therapy, family therapy, and coordinated medical and behavioral healthcare. Aware serves clients in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Learn more at www.awarerecoverycare.com.