Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs

Testing for Drug Use


TIP 47: Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Care – Appendix B: Urine Collection and testing Procedures and Alternative Methods for Monitoring Drug Use

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2006)

A breakdown of drug testing procedures, including specific information for clinicians and those working with outpatient care.

Drug Testing: A White Paper of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine. (October 2013)

Recognizing that drug testing is vastly underutilized throughout health care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the nation’s largest organization of physicians specializing in the prevention and treatment of addiction, has produced this White Paper to highlight the wide range of applications in which drug testing can promote prevention, early detection, and lifelong recovery*1 from addiction*2 in the interests of individual and public health.


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