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Smartphone Help for DWI Offenders and Their Families: A B-SMART App

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41AA022850-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41AA022850
Amount: $224,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIAAA
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1667 Cole Blvd, Ste 225
GOLDEN, CO 80401-3313
United States
DUNS: 117936042
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (505) 925-2316
Business Contact
Phone: (303) 565-4333
Research Institution
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131-0001
United States

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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Driving while intoxicated (DWI) remains a substantial and preventable source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. A variety of sanctions and interventions have been attempted to reduce DWI in the U.S., including enhanced DWI enforcement efforts, stricter drunk driving laws, responsible alcohol beverage service training, and alcohol treatment. The Ignition Interlock Device (IID), which requires a driver to blow into a breathalyzer unit installed in an automobile to establish sobriety, reduces drunk driving while installed. The use of IIDs has become widespread: most states in the U.S. now require convicted drunk drivers to install an IID in their cars upon some form of conviction. However, research has conclusively shown that once the IIDs are removed from DWI offenders' cars, DWI recidivism levels return to those comparable to offenders who did not have an IID installed. This indicates that IIDs are effective as long as they are installed, but do not provi

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