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Professional Laboratory Monitoring at Providence Treatment

At Providence Treatment we are committed to our clients achieving the highest recovery rates possible for their health and well-being. One critical way we do this is recommending that each client commit to a one-year monitoring program at the time of admission. We model our monitoring services after the program designed for pilots and physicians, which has an 80+% sustained recovery rate. We understand addiction to be a chronic disease; therefore we integrate chronic disease management in our treatment and recommendations for care with long-term contingency planning.

Our professional laboratory monitoring program, which provides random alcohol and drug testing for each of our clients, is a key component of our Pennsylvania addiction treatment. Often required by an employer, medical board, court, or even a spouse, random alcohol and drug testing is used to ensure abstinence from any addictive and mood altering substance. And it works.

In fact, monitoring programs have been study-proven to help physicians, pilots and other safety sensitive professions, who require monitoring for up to five years after primary addiction treatment at a rehab, sustain their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. In fact, those participating in professional laboratory monitoring programs are shown to have a higher recovery rate — an overwhelming 90 percent after three years – compared to those who are not tested.

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Professional Laboratory Monitoring: How It Works

The professional laboratory monitoring program at Providence Treatment begins by meeting with a counselor, who helps you to build a small network who will assist you during your monitoring period. This support group may include loved ones, a colleague, supportive friend, or others. We ask for a minimum of a one-year commitment from clients to engage in the monitoring program at our Philadelphia rehab.

Our drug and alcohol testing results have been used in courts, boards of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry to verify abstinence. Providence Treatment coordinates with a laboratory to ensure scientific accuracy as we test the urine and blood for the following illicit substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Spouses
  • Opiates (Oxycodone, Methadone)
  • Amphetamines
  • MDMA
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • Methamphetamine
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)
  • Fentanyl