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This webinar series will help to build knowledge of The ASAM Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine document. The development of the document guides provider decisions about drug testing, as no universal standard exists today. 

ASAM developed the Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine document to provide guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction.

Learning Objectives

The ASAM Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine Webinar 

  • Recognize the importance of the guidance needed around drug testing today
  • Identify the fundamental components of drug testing in a clinical setting
  • Summarize the document's recommendations and discuss how they should be used in practice
  • Address common clinical questions around drug testing in a clinical setting

Drug Testing: Process and Settings in Addiction Treatment Webinar

  • Identify the fundamental components of the process of drug testing in addiction treatment
  • Determine how to appropriately select the type of test for each patient, and how to respond to various test results
  • Analyze the importance of and guidance around test scheduling and frequency
  • Recognize the specific guidance warranted by drug testing in different settings and levels of care

Drug Testing: Special Populations and Additional Considerations in Addiction Treatment Webinar

  • Identify the unique considerations in drug testing for special populations including adolescents and pregnant women
  • Summarize the consensus document's recommendations for drug testing for special populations and discuss how they should be used in practice
  • Analyze the importance of practitioner documentation, confidentiality, language and attitude in addiction treatment
  • Determine how to appropriately conduct drug testing on-site and/or choose a qualified laboratory

Drug Testing: Principles and Biological Matrices in Addiction Treatment Webinar 

  • Describe the principles of drug testing in the assessment and monitoring of patients with, or at risk for, addiction
  • Discuss the benefits and liabilities of the different biological matrices relative to their roles in drug testing
  • Highlight the consensus document's recommendations and discuss their use in clinical practice

Webinar Recordings

Target Audience

  • All providers utilizing drug testing
  • Providers concerned about addiction in their patients

CME Information

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.