Drug Testing, the Workplace, and Other Applications

Paul M. Roman, Hannah K. Knudsen

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Although not submitted to randomized clinical trials, evidence from a wide range of longrange posttreatment outcome studies indicates that drug testing can be a useful and even powerful tool in motivating abstinence during the recovery process. e use of drug testing as an adjunct to treatment is not without controversy, inasmuch as it assumes a goal of abstinence in the treatment process, an assumption that many regard as self-defeating, particularly as they proclaim addiction to be a chronic disease characterized by relapses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-and Outcome-Based Perspectives
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781135704018
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2009 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology


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