Illicit Substance Screening: Required Components cont.

Illicit Drug and Alcohol Screening in Recovery Housing > Illicit Substance Screening: Required Components cont.

 

Required Components of an Illicit Drug and Alcohol Screening for the National Quality Standards.

All recovery homes must screen residents for illicit substances prior to move-in.

Once a resident has been accepted into a program, the organization must have a method of ensuring that the resident is not under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances when they move in.

  • An organization may choose to accept documentation of a screening performed by a health care or behavioral health services provider or perform a screening yourself.
  • Residents whose screenings reveal substance use must be referred to a higher level of support prior to entering the program. Once this is complete, they may be retested to move into the recovery home.