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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why might it be that my docs what to drug test me for adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
It depends...: It may be best to ask your doctor why they want to test you for substance abuse. Being on Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't require doing so but since both are readily abusable and are "controlled substances" as a result in many states, often doctors try to be vigilant that the medicines are being taken as prescribed and so have additional monitoring like urine toxicologies as part of standard care.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Drug test: Either they suspect non-compliance, or they have not prescribed them ?
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