During the recovery process we continue to take regular drug tests. This is not only to specify if drugs have been used but more to serve as a tool of accountability. A client’s motivation not to use will undoubtedly be stronger if they know an upcoming drug test is approaching, and one carried out by staff members they have developed trusting, honest relationships with.
There are many therapy related methods to assist with relapse prevention, but if a relapse occurs, catching it in the early stages is extremely beneficial to the recovery process. If relapse is left untreated, clients can easily revert to negative habits, and their substance use disorder can redevelop in secret. In order to detect relapse as soon as possible, drug testing can be a safe and practical method to ensure that a client’s recovery is kept on track.