SoberlinkBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDC

Alcohol addiction can dramatically affect any co-parenting relationship, jeopardizing children’s safety and impacting the parent-child relationship. That’s when Soberlink comes into play. It’s been a trusted solution for co-parents for over a decade, providing two crucial benefits: it helps parents prove their sobriety in custody and alcohol cases and helps improve the safety and well-being of their children.

Proving Sobriety and Rebuilding Trust

Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology. It’s specifically designed to assist parents who have struggled with alcohol abuse or have been falsely accused of alcohol abuse. By using this device, parents can provide concrete, court-admissible evidence of their sobriety. Consequently, Soberlink helps to rebuild trust between co-parents while protecting innocent children.

Soberlink’s high-tech breathalyzer device offers advanced features such as facial recognition and tamper detection, ensuring the integrity of each test. The innovative system also provides real-time updates, promoting swift intervention to optimize child safety.

The system’s Advanced Reporting capabilities use a simple color format for easy-to-understand reporting. Green represents compliant tests, yellow for missed tests, and red indicates non-compliant tests due to alcohol detection or tampering events.

Retest Cycle and Swift Intervention

When a non-compliant test appears, the device prompts the client to retest in 15 minutes. This ensures that contamination, such as mouthwash, was not a factor.

Clients can also opt-in for mobile phone text notifications. If additional non-compliant tests follow, retesting is possible for up to 3 hours until a compliant test is submitted. Immediate email and/or text alerts to contacts ensure swift intervention in case of positive or missed tests, further supporting Soberlink’s commitment to child safety.

Proven Effectiveness and Nationwide Availability

Soberlink has already helped over 500,000 people document real-time proof of sobriety. It is widely used in all 50 U.S. states, providing added security and peace of mind in child custody cases.

Due to its effectiveness and reliability, many Family Law professionals consider Soberlink the “Gold Standard” in alcohol monitoring across the U.S.

Flexible Parenting Programs

Soberlink offers two parenting programs to meet the unique needs of divorcing parents. Level 1, known as Parenting Time Only, provides flexibility in testing schedules. Monitored co-parents are only required to test during custodial time, providing a highly adaptable approach.

Level 2, called Daily Testing, has schedules managed by Soberlink. The monitored parent must test seven days a week, ensuring 100% abstinence. These program options suit different parenting situations designed to encourage successful co-parenting.

Supporting the Best Interests of the Child      

The Child-Centered Divorce Network endorses Soberlink because it focuses on the best interests of the child. Despite a parent’s current or past history with alcohol addiction, Soberlink enables children to foster relationships with both parents. That, in turn, promotes more positive co-parenting relationships.

If you’re a divorcing parent coping with alcohol addiction issues, Soberlink’s remote alcohol monitoring technology offers a valuable solution. By providing concrete proof of sobriety, it protects children while helping parents to rebuild trust. You can learn more about this innovative technology at Soberlink. 

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Rosalind Sedacca, CDC is a Divorce & Parenting Coach and Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network. She is the author of How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – With Love! To get her free ebook on Post-Divorce Parenting, and learn about her coaching services, programs and other valuable resources on divorce and parenting issues, visit