RSS Sobering Up

  • What Is the Biggest Drinking Day in the US? November 15, 2018
    The day before Thanksgiving—known as Blackout Wednesday—is the biggest drinking day of the year in many areas of the United States. But why has this hump-day holiday become the most popular day to binge drink?
    Lindsay Williams
  • Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Thanksgiving Holiday November 15, 2018
    Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, football, and of course, food, but alcohol can often take center stage. Over the past five years, more than 800 people died in alcohol-involved crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Higher Hospital Admissions in UK, Is Alcohol to Blame? November 12, 2018
    Higher hospital admissions rates in the UK could be linked to alcohol vendors, according to a recently released study conducted by the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Alcohol-Related Hospital Admissions Linked to Alcohol Vendors The study, funded by Alcohol Research UK, is the largest of its kind worldwide and reviewed data […]
    Lindsay Williams
  • Fraternities Will Have to Ditch Hard Alcohol, Says NIC October 30, 2018
    10 Arrested in Death of LSU Student After Fraternity Drinking Ritual South Carolina Frat Member Found Dead After St. Patrick’s Day Party, Died of Alcohol Poisoning Medical Examiner Rules Alcohol a Factor in Death of U of M Student Headlines like these are all too common in the world of college fraternities, and with over […]
    Lindsay Williams
  • Infographic: The Scary Truth About Halloween and Drunk Driving October 19, 2018
    Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters—the last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults hosting spooky celebrations that include alcohol. Across the country, too many people will mix their booze with their boos before getting behind the wheel, making Halloween a dangerous night to be on the road. But Halloween drunk driving, […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Bartender Classes Could Prevent DUIs October 18, 2018
    The California Highway Patrol made more than 32,000 DUI arrests in the first half of 2018, but a new program launched by the state aims to curb drunk driving and prevent DUIs. The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) announced that its Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) class is now available online and […]
    Lindsay Williams
  • Labor Day Fourth Deadliest Holiday for Drunk Driving August 28, 2018
    As summer winds down, Americans are looking forward to Labor Day—the last holiday of the season and last chance to wear white. But a wardrobe faux pas isn’t the only thing to worry about during the holiday weekend. With 298 average traffic fatalities a year, Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but it […]
    Lindsay Williams
  • Friends, Frats, & Freedom: A Recipe for College Binge Drinking August 23, 2018
    College isn’t just eating pizza in dorm rooms, studying on the quad, and writing reports. Thanks to movies like Old School, Van Wilder, and Animal House, the word “college” is pretty much synonymous with “drinking.” But, college drinking extends past the occasional beer pong match and toga party. According to SAMHSA’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and […]
    Lindsay Williams
  • In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol August 16, 2018
    When Colorado became the first U.S. state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, some expressed concerns that the state would see a huge spike in drug-impaired driving. Four years later, the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice reports that cannabis alone accounts for about 6% of DUIs, while more than 90% of impaired drivers […]
    Alison Betts
  • UK Using Technology to Crack Down on Drink-Driving and Alcohol-Involved Crimes August 3, 2018
    According to a recent bulletin from the Office for National Statistics, about 29.2 million adults in England drank alcohol in 2017, with 28.7% of men and 25.6% of women admitting to binge drinking on their heaviest drinking day. Not only are frequent visits to the pub commonplace in the UK, but an estimated 9,050 people […]
    Lindsay Williams

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