Behavioral health problems often times lead to alcohol and substance abuse as an attempt to self-medicate. Typically, as alcohol and substance abuse increases, the ability for a patient to manage their mental health problems will decrease. Behavioral health patients who are taking prescribed medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or mood stabilizers when combined with alcohol or drugs of abuse will diminish the effects of the prescribed medications, or even worse, the combined effect may cause death.
Pharmaceutical Classes Found by Toxicology
(N=793 cases of accidental deaths; 96 cases with none of these 3 drug classes).
Patients with mental health problems, who also abuse alcohol and drugs, a co-occurring disorder or dual-diagnosis, require medical treatment for both issues. Medication assisted treatments may include Suboxone (Buprenorphine), Naloxone or Vivitrol treatment along with counseling, group support and self-help strategies. The use of high sensitivity definitive urine drug testing can confirm treatment compliance while the use of large toxicology testing panels can ensure patients are not continuing to self-medicate with alternative drugs of abuse.
Meeting the Drug Testing Needs of Behavioral Health Specialists & Psychiatrists with High Sensitivity Definitive Toxicology Testing
LabSource offers extensive Psychotherapeutics Definitive Testing on over 30 brand names of antidepressants (SSRI, SNRI, Tricyclic, and other antidepressants). Testing patients for prescribed psychotherapeutic medications can ensure the patient is compliant with their treatment plan as well as providing piece of mind for the prescriber.
30 Day Account Integration – LabSource Quickly Communicates Issues That Can Affect Testing and Turn-Around Time.
Solid Phase Extraction & Concentrate Eliminates Interferences and Extracts Drugs to Increase Sensitivity. Evaporates Liquid Leaving High Concentrations of Drugs for Maximum Sensitivity.
Patient Results are Compared to the Patient’s Previous Results.
Automatic Re-test and Verification of Unexpected Results; We Re-test 10% of Specimens.
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