Alcohol and drug testing insure that substance abusers refrain from using while awaiting their court date. A 24/7 sobriety program sets a standard of zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use while on bond. Offenders remain in society, as long as they comply with and pass the rigorous ongoing sobriety testing. Services provided include, Preliminary Breath Testing (PBTs), EtG urine screening, and instant drug testing. To refer an offender on bond conditions to our facility, please download and fill out the Bond Conditions Referral Sheet and return it to us through one of our contact methods.
Day reporting is a probation requirement for those convicted of alcohol or drug offenses. This is designed so that the courts have a way to monitor the sobriety of drug and alcohol abusers. PBT participants are typically required to submit to a breath alcohol test twice per day; approximately 12 hours apart. For those that have violated, it can be increased to insure compliance. ETG testing is normally preformed 1 to 3 times per week. Drug testing frequency is typically determined by the substances abused. To refer an offender for Day Reporting with our facility, please download and fill out the Day Report Referral form and return it to us through one of our contact methods.
Like most randomized testing services (i.e. Colors, ADAM, JAMS, etc.), we have a call-in style service that the client must call into each day. Unlike most though, we offer flexible case by case scheduling. For example, a client must call before 11:00 am and report for testing within 1 hour of calling. If the client calls at 9:05 am, they must show by 10:05 am to remain compliant. The time of call is recorded along with the time of testing. If the client doesn’t show or is outside of the set parameters for testing, the referring party is notified of the violation. Each case will require a call by time, report time, frequency of testing, and results reporting criteria. We offer randomized testing for drug, PBT, and EtG.
Alcohol consumption can impose enormous health and safety costs on individuals and society. Uncontrolled drinking accounts for a substantial amount of these costs. Each year millions of problem drinkers pass through the criminal justice system, reducing their alcohol consumption has proven difficult. The U.S. Dept. of Justice report, Alcohol and Crime1, identified alcohol as a factor in over 40% of all violent crimes committed in the United States. Studies have proven that 24/7 sobriety programs are effective in curbing uncontrolled alcohol consumption. 24/7 sobriety programs requires those arrested for or convicted of alcohol-involved offenses to take twice-a-day breathalyzer tests or wear a continuous alcohol monitoring bracelet. Preliminary Breath Tests or PBTs provide one way to monitor individuals that must maintain their sobriety. PBTs provide a daily reminder and deterrent to individuals who have difficulty with their alcohol consumption. The cost of a PBT test is $2.00. If a PBT tube is required, they can be purchased for $5.00.
“EtG is a direct metabolite of alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine may be used to detect recent ethanol ingestion, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is an indicator that ethanol was ingested and can be detected in urine for up to 80 hours after ingestion. EtG is only evident when ethanol is ingested and is not produced as a result of fermentation. In addition to EtG, recent scientific studies have identified ethyl sulfate (EtS) as a second specific metabolite or biomarker of ethanol. For this reason, RTL tests and reports EtS, in conjunction with EtG, to confirm recent ethanol ingestion or exposure. The detection of EtG and EtS offers greater sensitivity and accuracy for determination of recent ethanol ingestion, than by detection of either biomarker alone.”2
EtG testing is available as a preliminary screen for alcohol usage. All EtG testing is a direct observation process unless otherwise specified by the referring party. A urine sample is provided by the individual and sent to the lab for testing. If the results are returned positive, EtS testing will be needed to confirm. The cost for EtG screening is $15.00. If required, EtS conformation is availble for any EtG test that returns positive. The individual would be required to return and complete lab conformation paperwork along with providing the conformation fee. The cost for EtS conformation is $40.00. Average turn-around times for lab confirmation is 7-14 days.
Regular drug testing monitors habitual drug users and helps them maintain their sobriety. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 2.7% of people nationwide, age 12 and older have an illicit drug dependency.3 The highest rate being between ages 18 and 25 at 6.6%. Almost 80% of people that have a drug abuse problem do not believe there is a need for treatment of their addiction. All drug testing is a direct observation process unless otherwise specified by the referring party. The frequency in testing is typically determined by the substances abused. The cost for 5-panel tests are $10 and 12-panel tests are $20. If required, substance conformation is available for any drug test that returns positive. In most insistence, the individual would be required to return and complete lab confirmation paperwork along with providing the confirmation fee. The cost for substance confirmation is $50.00 for the first substance and an additional $25.00 for each additional substance confirmed. Average turn-around times for lab confirmation is 7-14 days.
The Curfew Verification program is designed to remotely verify that the client is at their residence within the curfew set. The client is required to answer personal questions that will identify them. There will also typically be a third party contact that will identify additional information about the client confirming that the client is in fact at the residence. The client is not allowed to use cellular telephones or have call forwarding on their telephone listed as their contact telephone unless approved by the referring party. If the client violates curfew rules, the referring party will immediately be notified. The cost of this program is $1.00 per call. A $10.00 deposit is required to begin the case. The client will be notified that they need to provide additional funds when near depletion. If the client does not provide additional funds, they will be removed from the program and the referring party will be notified. To set up a client for Curfew Verification, please fill out the Curfew Verification Referral form and return it to us through one of our contact methods.