Drug Testing Services
Drug testing is a critical component to each and every service offered at the SAC. The SAC is the sole provider for drug testing services for the Indian River Drug Court, and also provides testing services to Dependency Court, 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Department of Juvenile Justice, Probation, Indian River County School Board, Charter School and Department of Children and Families. In addition, local businesses utilize our testing facility for pre-employment and Drug-Free Workplace testing, as well as parents and families in need of testing services.
Indian River County continues to experience a high level of drug related activity. Drug and drug-related offenses are the most common crime in our community. Family drug use and addiction often coexist with anger and violence. Drug use by adolescents negatively impacts academic achievement and begins the on-going cycle of devastating consequences through adulthood. Our goal: stop the illicit use and abuse of all addictive substances and curtail the impact on the family, the criminal justice system and society.
The SAC’s drug testing program has the capacity to demonstrate concrete results through the reduction of alcohol and other drug use. It is a key component of the treatment process by confronting the client with the realities of his/her use and breaking through the barrier of denial. It aids the clinician with an objective measure of progress or lack thereof. Accurate testing is the most objective and efficient way to establish a framework for accountability and to gauge each client’s progress. Modern technology offers highly reliable testing to determine if an individual has recently used specific drugs.
On-site testing is available at the Substance Awareness Center office. The V-Twin machine tests for cocaine, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, amphetamines, methamphetamines, alcohol, oxycodone, and marijuana.