... Employee Tests Positive Needs Treatment or Rehabilation, what do I do?
... There are available resources for treatment or rehabilitation for employees that test positive or self-admit to a drug or alcohol problem. First and foremost, if the employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); the individual should contact the EAP for assistance.
For DOT regulated employees, there is an additional requirement that may be coordinated by the EAP program or the applicant/employee goes direct to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. This is mandatory for positive or refusal DOT drug or alcohol tests – employees or applicants.
To Access a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Contact Directly:
Non-DOT Employers needing referrals for treatment or rehabilitation can provide the following information to their employees:
Substance Abuse Treatment Locator www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
Phone: 1-800-662-4357 / 1-800-662-9832 (Español) / 1-800-228-0427 (TDD)
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site and toll-free phone line help individuals locate drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs in their communities.
For drug & alcohol testing programs for all employers, contact:
National Drug Screening, Inc. (NDS) | (866-843-4545 | www.nationaldrugscreening.com