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What happens if I fail a urine drug screen during treatment?

Because urine drug screens are used as a tool to help keep patients accountable for their goals during recovery, we don’t talk about “failing a drug test.” If your urine drug screen shows substances that are not part of your recovery plan, then it’s between you and your medical provider to engage in shared decision-making to decide upon next steps, so long as that falls within the limits of safe telemedicine-based practice.

Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH

Dr. Rollston is a Family Medicine Physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, Affiliate Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Primary Care Blog, and Founder of Doctors For A Healthy US, LLC. She earned her Medical Degree from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University. Her professional interests focus on social influencers of health & health disparities, addiction medicine, sexual & reproductive health, homelessness & supportive housing, and rural health.

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