Drug and Alcohol Testing

The first step in just about any rehabilitation treatment will involve determining the physiological effects of drug and alcohol addiction. This means that there needs to be drug and alcohol testing, not just to see just what substances the treatment staff is dealing with, but also to understand their specific effects on the body. While testing tends to be more of a focus in outpatient treatments where the patient is not under constant supervision, it is still a very useful tool for residential facilities. These will play an important role in protecting the patient’s health and ensuring their well-being throughout their stay.

Rehabilitation has two main objectives for the overall process: treat the effects of addiction so far and prevent future instances and relapses of substance abuse. This means that while the addiction itself needs to be addressed and treated, habits need to be established in order to set up a standard of living that can be maintained beyond the residential treatment. Drug and alcohol testing is necessary to establish a consistent discipline with the patient and maintain day-to-day healthy habits. Each case will be different, of course, so the testing measures will end up depending on each person’s situation.

Healthy Living Treatment


It is important, particularly when it comes to finding the right rehab facility for a specific individual, to find a program that is actively concerned with the general well-being of the patient. This doesn’t just mean maintaining a rigorous clinical treatment, but it also entails providing a comfortable, welcoming environment where patients are helped through their circumstances, regardless of the gravity of their situation. That is why we at Healthy Living make an effort to provide forms of treatment that take active care of patients at varying levels of recovery. For help or more information on the services we provide, call us at (661) 536-5562 and we will address your concerns immediately.

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