Yes, it is common for drug testing to be a part of a substance abuse evaluation. A substance abuse evaluation is typically a comprehensive assessment that involves an interview with a healthcare professional to evaluate an individual’s substance use and related behaviors. The evaluation may also include a physical exam, psychological evaluation, and laboratory testing, including drug testing.

Drug testing may be used to detect the presence of drugs or alcohol in an individual’s system and to assess the severity of substance use. Drug testing may involve urine, blood, or hair samples, and may test for a variety of substances, including alcohol, opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, and benzodiazepines.

Drug testing is an important tool in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, as it can help to inform treatment decisions and monitor progress in recovery. It is important to be honest and forthcoming during a substance abuse evaluation to ensure that the healthcare provider has an accurate understanding of an individual’s substance use and related behaviors.