Does Energy Drinks Post A False Positive For Scram Bracelet Readings?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
A Scram bracelet won't give a false positive reading for energy drinks unless you're mixing your Red Bull with Vodka.

What is a Scram Bracelet? How does it work? You'd be forgiven for thinking a Scram bracelet was some sort of trendy fashion accessory judging by the number of celebrities wearing them (Lindsay Lohan is a big fan of them), but they are actually a tool used to monitor alcoholics.)

A Scram (or ScramX) bracelet is an alcohol monitoring device, usually strapped to an individual's ankle.

It is usually worn by court-order, and it works by monitoring a person's sweat for traces of alcohol metabolites or byproducts.

Although there are several internet rumors going around suggesting that various things might give off a false reading, the Scram bracelet actually tends to be rather accurate.

False positive Scram Bracelet reading

In terms of substances to stay away from if you want to avoid a false positive, the list is fairly obvious.

Anything that contains alcohol will trigger the device, so try and stay away from the following:

  • Mouthwash
  • Colognes
  • Perfumes
  • Any type of lotion or cosmetic product that contains alcohol
  • Paint stripper
  • Turpentine
The ankle-bracelet is also designed to be tamper-proof, meaning it will send out an alert if it is submerged in water or broken.
anthony fortunato Profile
Nope. I've had the SCRAM for over a month and never a positive and I drink a 24oz Monster every morning.

Also, when I had it "installed" I asked if that would cause a positive and I was told "no"...however if you mix the energy drink with Vodka you may have a problem. :-)

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