Employee Tests Positive – Should I Require Rehab?

Last updated on February 16th, 2021 at 06:10 pm

>> 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. The question for many employer is should I require Rehab when my employee tests positive.

Learn more about what happens when an employee tests positive.

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:

American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP) – Nicole Hanratty nhanratty@go2asap.com  | 888.792.ASAP (2727) x200 | www.go2asap.com  
 
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

Check out our video blog on what happens when an employee fails a drug test.

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