Medical Monitoring

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Medical monitoring is arguably one of the most important components in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders at the workplace.

The purpose of monitoring is to verify compliance of a Relapse Prevention Agreement (RPA), initiate drug and alcohol testing, and to bolster commitment to a long-term individualized recovery plan.

Knowing drug and alcohol use is being monitored can be a powerful incentive and is a proven relapse prevention tool. Medical Monitoring also provides an early indication of a return to substance use, signaling a possible need to adjust an individual’s treatment plan to better meet his or her needs and/or the requirements of a Relapse Prevention Agreement.

Based on an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) and recommendations from an addiction medicine specialist, the RPA includes:

  • Randomized laboratory and/or point-of-care testing
  • Accountability sessions with a monitoring specialist
  • Recovery coaching
  • Liaising with treatment team
  • PharmaNet reviews
  • Verifiable attendance at self-help support groups or counselling sessions

This service is available throughout Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, and the Lower Mainland of BC. 

Boost long-term abstinence in the workplace.

Let me help you.

Types of drug & alcohol testing

Learn more about the variety of Medical Monitoring services I provide below.

Laboratory Testing

Randomized testing for a full range of substances. Adheres to strict chain-of-custody protocols and utilizes the services of a Medical Review Officer (MRO). Testing includes: 

  • EtG (ethyl glucuronide) for alcohol 
  • immunoassay drug screens with confirmatory GC/MS
  • hair sample analysis
  • breath and saliva testing

Test results are available within three days.

Point-of-Care Testing, Victoria BC

Randomized point-of-care testing for alcohol and drugs. Administered by a DATAC Certified Specimen Collector (CSC) and Screening Test Technician (STT) using strict chain-of-custody protocols. Results are available within five minutes.

Should a client provide a presumptive-positive test result, they would be sent to a laboratory for confirmatory testing where a Medical Review Officer would review the results. 

Case Management & Reporting

Statements of client progress is provided monthly. If a client is not compliant with the RPA or has relapsed, this information will be forwarded to the oversight bodies as part of the agreement.

Who I work with

  • Employers
  • Drug/alcohol treatment centres
  • Occupational health & disability providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Small-to-medium sized enterprises
  • Psychiatrists (addiction medicine specialists)
  • Medical monitoring companies

Contact me today to get started.