For our outpatient program drug testing, we utilize urine analysis. A urine drug test, also known as a urine drug screen or a UA, is a painless test. It analyzes your urine for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. The urine drug test usually screens for:
- opioids (narcotics)
Alcohol can also be included in screening tests, but it’s usually detected through breath tests rather than urine screens.
A urine drug test can help a doctor detect potential substance abuse problems. After a drug test identifies drugs you may be misusing, doctors can help you start a treatment plan. Taking outpatient program drug testing throughout substance abuse treatment helps to ensure that the plan is working and that you’re no longer taking drugs.
At Recovery Advocates, we believe that while someone is in early recovery, there needs to be an added layer of accountability, while also using outpatient program drug testing to protect the safety of our other clients. These tests are administered multiple times every week, at random times, and by the discretion of the staff.