Alcohol Monitoring with Steve Paymer
If your ex doesn’t walk into a monitoring facility voluntarily, you can force his/her hand through the courts. The records are good for both parties involved, whether you are re-establishing credibility or creating a level of comfort.
For monitoring, there are several options depending on your needs. For spot checks, urine testing is still the ideal. For longer term monitoring, you can use a transdermal alcohol monitor, like a bracelet on your ankle, that measures the gas you emit. And lastly, there are sophisticated breathalyzers that have cameras, with a built-in chip that sends both an image and a reading simultaneously to the computer. Although .08 is the legal limit, the systems encourage 100% abstinence.
Although this isn’t covered by insurance, we think it’s small fee to pay to ensure that your kids are safe.