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Detecting Alcohol and Drug Use with the Touch of a Finger
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 90-94
Received: Jun. 3, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 9, 2015; Published: Jul. 2, 2015
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Authors
Todd D. Pizitz, Veracity Security Systems, LLC, San Diego, California, USA
Timothy A. Scheuber, Alliant International University, Clinical Psychology, San Diego, California, USA
Court Wallner, Veracity Security Systems, LLC, San Diego, California, USA
Kathleen Fernandez, Martse Training Centers, Chemical Dependency, San Diego, California, USA
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Abstract
The present study measured the accuracy and utility of the Veracity TouchScreener™ technology as a viable alternative to urine drug testing. 101 participants enrolled in court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment participated in the current study. All participants were administered 18 questions on a the Veracity TouchScreener™ and then participated in a visually monitored drug and alcohol urine test. The results revealed 92% accuracy at classifying alcohol and drug user’s self-report of sobriety by using this new technology. Clinical implications for the treatment of alcohol and drug users are examined through the implementation this technology.
Keywords
Drug Use, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Detection, Technology
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Todd D. Pizitz, Timothy A. Scheuber, Court Wallner, Kathleen Fernandez, Detecting Alcohol and Drug Use with the Touch of a Finger, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 90-94. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150404.12
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