RSS Sobering Up

  • Can Going Dry in January Really Improve Your Health? January 6, 2017
    In January many of us kick off the new year with vows to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. But more and more people are also resolving to cut down on drinking during January, or cut out alcohol altogether, as part of their fresh start. In fact, “Dry January” has become a wide-spread custom […]
    Alison Betts
  • Alcohol Substitute: Drunkenness Without the Nasty Hangover? January 4, 2017
    Two years ago, makers of powdered alcohol touted the ability to whip up your favorite cocktail wherever there was water (the product has since been banned in more than 30 states). Now, a scientist in London has created an alcohol substitute that he claims produces the desirable effects of drinking without the potential for ugly […]
    Alison Betts
  • DUIs and alcohol crashes overshadow joys of the season December 21, 2016
    Suspected drunk driver hit pedestrian in fatal Christmas night crash Church family, friends rally for family injured in Christmas Eve crash Driver to serve 3 years for OUI, leaving scene in New Year’s fatal hit and run It’s no coincidence that December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]
    Alison Betts
  • 5 tips to manage the holidays without alcohol December 12, 2016
    The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. Yet many celebrations include alcohol, and for those who are abstaining from alcohol, parties and gatherings can be especially challenging. In addition, visitors, family gatherings, extra expenses, and end-of-year pressures at work can lead to additional stress—and urges to drink. […]
    Alison Betts
  • President Proclaims December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month December 6, 2016
    As he has every year since 2009, last week President Obama officially named December 2016 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Impaired driving and related fatalities spike during the holiday season, making this an important time of year to remind drivers what’s at stake when they get behind the wheel. In his proclamation the president […]
    Alison Betts
  • Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays November 21, 2016
    This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become an unwelcome tradition of the season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Share this Holiday Drinking & DUI infographic, updated for 2016, to raise awareness and help #ChangeTheTrend. And visit […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis November 17, 2016
    Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug and alcohol misuse and abuse are impacting the nation’s health. In his preface, current Surgeon General Vivek Murthy hopes the report will have the same impact on addiction as the Surgeon General’s report 50 years ago did […]
    Alison Betts
  • Moderate Drinking Harder than Abstinence for Problem Drinkers October 27, 2016
    A new study suggests that people struggling with alcohol misuse have more success at going completely dry versus controlling their drinking. Researchers in Sweden set out to test a theory that the most important factor in recovery is for a patient and treatment provider to have a shared recovery goal: either abstinence or moderate drinking. […]
    Alison Betts
  • 7 Tips to Help Your Guests Safely Enjoy Their Halloween Spirits October 24, 2016
    This year more than 58 million American adults plan to attend a Halloween party, and many of those frightening festivities will include alcohol. If you are in charge of throwing this year’s monster bash, here are 7 tips to help your guests safely enjoy the “spirits” of the season: Have plenty of alcohol-free choices available for […]
    Alison Betts
  • Funding Alert: SAMHSA Grants to Expand Treatment in Tribal & Drug Courts October 14, 2016
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 grants to expand substance abuse treatment in Adult Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Applications are due Monday, December 12, 2016. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and/or […]
    Sobering Up Administrator

ESA has been the leading provider of electronic monitoring services for the Kansas City metro area since 1998. We offer a broad assortment of monitoring systems designed for comfort and convenience that provide varying degrees of freedom so you can make the most of each day while fulfilling legal requirements.

We recognize being required to use a monitoring system is an unwelcome burden, but it’s much better than jail, and in many cases, is an important step towards getting your life back on track. Our knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions, and help you understand how the system chosen for you works, so you can move forward with confidence.

“This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” – Scott Reed

How ESA can help:
Parole Officers
Prison Officials

CourtMoney payment