Lay Description

We will examine the accuracy, precision, and reproducibility of the ION, a non-invasive and wearable wristband-style alcohol monitoring device by performing in-situ, on-human-skin, compared to (1) SCRAM transdermal ankle monitors and (2) BAC measurements inside the laboratory.


  • Substance Abuse
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

a) are 21 to 55 years old;

(b) consumed 5 or more alcohol on at least one day in past month

(c) demonstrate understanding of consent procedures and instructions.

Exclusion Criteria

(a) presence of DSM-5 psychiatric disorder (including alcohol or other substance dependence);

(b) self-reported psychoactive medication use (last 3 months);

(c) pregnancy or lactation;

(d) a positive urine-drug test for metabolites of drugs of abuse (i.e., cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA, opiates, or benzodiazepines);
(e) respondents who show evidence of alcohol withdrawal (Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol scores > 10).

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Regulatory Point of Contact
Donald Dougherty
(210) 567-2726

Regulatory Point of Contact
Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak
(210) 567-2725

Regulatory Point of Contact
Tae Moon
(210) 567-2711

Regulatory Point of Contact
Tara Wright
+1 (210) 450-3903

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak
(210) 567-2725

Principal Investigator
Tae Moon