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Multiple Calendars Now Supported!

Do you manage more than one department within your facility? Or have different locations? Our latest feature that will help ease the work of managing separate facilities. With a single log-in, you can toggle multiple calendars so you can easily keep track of everything you need all in one place. Want to add multiple calendars to your account? Contact your account manager today.

call2test now meets all of the recommendations in the new Drug Court Best Practices

call2test is compliant with the NADCP Best Practice Standards for random drug and alcohol testing. It is recommended to use a 2/7 daily testing probability on drug court clients to get the best results. This reduces missed and dirty tests, and increases recidivism. 2/7 probability means your clients have a 2 out of 7 chance at testing every day of the week. This leaves the client truly unable to know when and if they are done testing for the week. You can set minimum amount of tests per week on top of the testing probability to create an ideal random testing schedule.

From the NADCP Best Practices manual 2015

Drug and alcohol testing is most effective when performed on a random basis (ASAM, 2013; ASAM, 2010; Auerbach, 2007; Carver, 2004; Cary, 2011; Harrell & Kleiman, 2002; McIntire et al., 2007). If participants know in advance when they will be tested, they can adjust the timing of their usage or take other countermeasures, such as excessive fluid consumption, to defraud the tests (McIntire & Lessenger, 2007). Random drug testing elicits significantly higher percentages of positive tests than prescheduled testing, suggesting that many participants can evade detection if they have advance notice about when testing will occur (Harrison, 1997).
Random testing means the odds of being tested are the same on any given day of the week, including weekends and holidays. For example, if a participant is scheduled to be drug tested two times per week, then the odds of being tested should be two in seven (28%) on every day of the week. For this reason, Drug Courts should not schedule their testing regimens in seven-day or weekly blocks, which is a common practice. Assume, for example, that a participant is randomly selected for drug testing on Monday and Wednesday of a given week. If testing is scheduled in weekly blocks, then the odds of that same participant being selected again for testing on Thursday will be zero. In behavioral terms, this is referred to as a respite from detection, which can lead to increased drug or alcohol use owing to the absence of negative consequences (Marlowe & Wong, 2008).
The odds of being tested for drugs and alcohol should be the same on weekends and holidays as on any other day of the week (Marlowe, 2012). Weekends and holidays are high-risk times for drug and alcohol use (Kirby et al., 1995; Marlatt & Gordon, 1985). Providing a respite from detection during high-risk times reduces the randomness of testing and undermines the central aims of a drug-testing program (ASAM, 2013).

NADCP 2015 is back in late July at the Gaylord convention center.

call2test has a new look. Come buy and grab some new swag at our booth, #210. We will be giving away a 48” flat panel TV along with other prizes for anyone who signs up for a demo. Check out all the other exciting events at the show.

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We hope to see all our friends and customers at this years NADCP show in Anaheim, CA. Look for the call2test booth and say hello. Any one of our customers that brings a friend and signs up for a demo will receive a free gift. See you soon in Anaheim!

NADCP 2013, here we come!

call2test is proud to be a participant in the 19th annual National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Conference in Washington, D.C..  The conference, which runs July 14-17, is an annual meeting and trade show for the drug court, mental health, and justice industries. Exhibitors include providers of drug testing kits and equipment, monitoring devices, law enforcement agencies, addiction treatment centers, healthcare providers, and more.

We’ve picked a few companies from the conference exhibitors list to highlight:

Noble Medical’s Split-Specimen Cup

There are so many options for drug testing cups, but Noble Medical’s Split-Specimen Cup offers a unique feature.  As samples are collected, it sends a portion to two separate chambers.  While one chamber yields results in 2 to 5 minutes, a reservoir collects another specimen that can be used for later testing.  The cups can even be ordered in 3 to 13 panel configurations.  As a security measure, the cup includes a key that must be inserted by a technician, which helps guarantee a more accurate result.

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In addition to drug testing products, Noble Medical also offers alcohol, nicotine, infectious disease, and fertility testing products.

www.noblemedical.com

 


Mobile Field Lab 3000

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Centice’s Mobile Field Lab 3000 is a spectroscope and computer that comes in an easy-to-use portable case.  Featuring a database of over 3,600 substances, it takes the guess work out of identifying evidence while in the field.  Worried about new drugs hitting the street?  The database is updated every 4 to 6 weeks.

How easy is it to use?  Place a sample in the testing window, press a button, wait twenty seconds, and you’ll receive the result.   Because the device utilizes spectroscopy, samples remain intact and are able to be used as evidence at a later date.

www.centice.com/products/mobile-field-lab-3000


Soberlink’s SL2

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Ok, we admit it – the main reason we’re drawn to the SL2 is its sleek and ultra-portable design.  Aside from that, it also features cell technology, GPS, and a built-in camera.

What does this mean?  The device can report a user’s results from anywhere with cell coverage, relay the subject’s whereabouts, and transmit a picture to a web-based portal.

You can read more about their design process and watch a product video on Behance.

www.soberlink.net

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by our booth (#203), we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  In addition to brochures and information on how you can try call2test, we’ll have call2test stickers and a chance to win an iPad or Kindle!

 

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Smoking Alcohol, a new trend

Time Magazine has reported on a fairly new trend – “smoking” alcohol.  The method, which typically requires a special device to vaporize the liquor, first appeared around 2004.  Why smoke alcohol rather than drink it?  There are no calories ingested.

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Aside from the dangers to the lungs and nasal cavity, the downside of this method is that the user is not able to measure the amount of alcohol they’ve ingested.

“It’s also much harder to know just how much alcohol you’re consuming in one sitting if you’re not stringently measuring. If a cup of alcohol is poured into a bottle and then vaporized, the drinker cannot tell if they are inhaling a few sips or the whole cup, since the liquid remains in the bottle.”

Methods range from creating vapor with dry ice, using a hookah, DIY vaporizers made with a bicycle pump and an empty bottle to commercial products (some of which are banned in the U.S.).

Also covered in the article are other trends like pouring alcohol into the eye and snorting bourbon.  Both of these trends, like smoking, allow the alcohol to enter the bloodstream more quickly by bypassing the stomach.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/05/smoking-alcohol-the-dangerous-way-people-are-getting-drunk/#ixzz2W8AE5mrV

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call2test: An Introduction

Did you know that over 1.4 million Americans were arrested for driving under the influence in 2010? And over 4.8 million people in the country were on probation or parole in 2011?vilesThe majority of organizations will manage their offenders with outdated or overly-complicated systems. Typically, it’s nothing more than a spreadsheet and an answering machine. For current systems to work, an employee must record a new daily voice message based on a randomly created cycle. This means many wasted hours with no guarantee of randomization.

So how does call2test differ? Once you’ve entered an offender into the web-based system, call2test will handle the rest. Simply provide the offender with a telephone number and their randomly generated call-in PIN. They’ll hear an automated voice system letting them know they’re due to report. It’s that easy.Concerned about privacy? call2test only requires a first name or anonymous ID number of your choosing.Have many groups to manage? No problem. You can group offenders by location, testing center, type offense, or any other criteria that you find necessary. You can excuse a group for holidays and closures, or even excuse an individual offender as needed.call2test makes managing offenders easy for overworked and underfunded municipalities and eliminates the guesswork. And because it’s web-based, there’s no need to worry about upgrades.Want to know more? Visit our FAQ and Features Tour sections or contact us today for a 60 day free trial.
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