Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

Authoring Organization

Endorsing Organization

Publication Month/Year

June 1, 2017

Last Updated Month/Year

March 20, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The purpose of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) document Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine is to provide guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction. 

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Correctional facility, Laboratory services

Intended Users

Addiction treatment specialist, laboratory technician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening


Drug Testing, UDT, Urine Drug Testing, Addiction Medicine

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement