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.
|Title of host publication||Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evidence-and Outcome-Based Perspectives|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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