The Consensus Document Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Addiction Medicine addresses a wide range of daily issues encountered in the process of drug testing, including the selection of tests and the appropriate response to test results. Urine tests remain by far the most common category of tests, but are also the most prone to tampering. The document recommends that drug testing should be done at least weekly at the beginning of treatment, and at least monthly for patients in stable recovery; however, individual consideration may be given for less frequent testing if a patient is in stable recovery. The document also recommends that testing be performed on a random schedule, when possible.

Complete Consensus Document from ASAM