Drug testing reference

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DLuckow
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Drug testing reference

Post by DLuckow » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:37 pm

Hello,

I remember learning that ongoing drug testing monitoring can help to prevent relapse (say, in the context of a follow-up drug test). But I cannot find any reference to support this opinion. Does somebody have such a reference?

Thank-you very much!

Dr. Luckow, MRO



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Re: Drug testing reference

Post by Robert Swotinsky MD » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:12 pm

The American Society of Addiction Medicine's 2017 consensus document on the use of drug testing in clinical medicine discusses the value of monitoring by drug testing. I am not aware of studies that have assessed the effectiveness of drug testing in reducing relapse. See:
https://www.asam.org/docs/default-sourc ... 700a7bc2_2

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