Substance Abuse Testing and Addiction Assessment

Denial is one of the most prevalent symptoms of advanced drug abuse. High tolerance and dependency are part and parcel of the phenomenon of denial. Only substance abuse testing can uncover the harmful and self-destructive habits of an advanced addict, so that an addiction assessment can be made and the healing process can begin.

Substance abuse testing is administered or required by many employers. However, addicts are often able to use techniques that produce inaccurate results during mandatory substance testing. In addition, the goal of substance abuse treatment is to prevent situations that can lead to job loss due to a failed workplace drug or alcohol abuse test. Therefore, voluntary substance abuse testing is a step toward rehabilitation, whereas workplace substance abuse testing is simply a means to prevent an addicted employee from creating problems that affect his or her employer. Relying on employer substance abuse tests to convince an addict to begin rehabilitation usually fails. The addict will somehow circumvent the testing process, or the addict will lose his or her job due to a failed test and fall even deeper into addiction as a way of self-medicating his or her feelings of despair that result from that job loss.

To find out more about how rehabilitation can begin with a private and confidential substance abuse test, please contact us at +254724511709 or fill out our contact form. We can help direct you to practitioners and laboratories that offer reliable substance abuse tests that help you or your loved one take the first steps toward rehabilitation.

Types of Substance Abuse Testing

Substance abuse testing can detect both psychological and physical signs of drug abuse. Types of substance abuse tests include:

  • Self-analysis
  • Psychological screening
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Hair sample test