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What is Drug Testing?

Urine analysis if a form of drug testing where the person provides a urine sample to ensure they are staying absent from the use of drugs or any mind-altering substances.

How Drug Testing Works

Twelve Panel Drug Testing Cups

There are usually two common forms of drug testing provided at treatment facility. One is a twelve-panel instant drug testing cup that will give results within a matter of minutes. The common twelve panel cup consisted of testing for AMP (Amphetamines), BUP (Buprenorphine), BZD (Benzodiazepine), COC (Cocaine), EDDP (Methadone), ETG (Ethyl glucuronide), FYL (Fentanyl), MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), MET (Methamphetamine), MOR (Morphine), OXY (Oxycodone) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). These are the most commonly used drugs. They also test for PH (Potential of hydrogen), SG (Specific gravity) and CREA (Creatinine). This helps to ensure that the sample is not diluted.  On the twelve panel drug testing cups we test the temperature gage to ensure the sample is at the right temperature.

Laboratory Drug Testing Confirmation

Confirmation drug testing is another form of urine analysis testing, where the samples are sent to a laboratory to check specific levels. We check for a variety of different substances including the ones found on a twelve-panel cup. Such has AMP (Amphetamines), BUP (Buprenorphine), BZD (Benzodiazepine), COC (Cocaine), EDDP (Methadone), ETG (Ethyl glucuronide), FYL (Fentanyl), MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), MET (Methamphetamine), MOR (Morphine), OXY (Oxycodone) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). We also test for medications prescribed to ensure everyone is staying medication complaint with the doctor’s orders.

Why is Drug Testing Important?

Drug testing is a very important part of holding the individual accountable while in a drug and alcohol treatment facility. By testing each individual randomly two times a week this helps prevent any relapses that may occur durring early recovery. Individuals in early recovery are facing daily cravings and triggers that may provoke them to use drugs or alcohol. All it takes is one impulsive decision to pick up that first drug or drink. By implementing the random drug testing, we are able to capture most of the week just in case a relapse happens. In order to help keep the community safe we have implemented this protocol in place. Another thing that is vital, is to make sure that everyone is taking medications as proscribed. Often individuals in early recovery try to overtake their medication to replace the euphoric effect drugs once had. We see this in common with people that have struggled with substance abuse abuse.