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ASAM Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

Published: June 2017
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  • Key Points
  • Principles of Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment 
  • Process of Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment
  • Additional Considerations for Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment
  • Tables 
    • Terms Often Used Imprecisely to Refer to Presumptive and Definitive Tests
    • Potential False Positive Sources 
    • General Windows of Detection Across Matrices
    • Components of Urine Specimen Validity Testing 
    • State Policies on Substance Use During Pregnancy
    • Physician's Health Programs 
    • Windows of Detection
  • Biological Matrices
  • Settings
  • Special Populations
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ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,600 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.


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