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how do social workers monitor drug usage of their patients?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
30 years experience Family Medicine
Social workers: They don't.
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Drug usage: Normally, the social worker will be working with a clinic or at least a lab. They will require the patient to check in to the clinic/lab on a predetermined schedule for drugs or a random call for alcohol . there is a test for alcohol use that shows if the patient has had any drinks for the last week so they do a randomized call. For drugs, it depends which drug and they determine
Answered on Jan 6, 2019

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