DOES SOMEBODY YOU KNOW NEED HELP??
- An individual has a positive pre-employment urine drug screen result for any illegal substance or any non-prescribed, legal substance (ask the individual to reveal all current medications prior to screening).
- At least two people witness an individual with alcohol on his/her breath in the workplace.
- An individual has a positive blood alcohol level and/or the individual’s urine specimen tested positive for alcohol.
- You obtain a positive urine drug screen result for an illegal substance.
- You obtain a positive urine drug screen result for mood-altering substances and the individual cannot or does not produce a current valid prescription.
- An individual is visibly/physically impaired while on duty regardless of whether (s)he is taking prescribed medications or not (e.g., falling asleep, slurring speech, staggering).
- An individual displays a pattern of forgetfulness, poor practice judgment, inability to perform, medication errors (generally non-narcotic drug involvement if a mental illness only), physical deterioration, isolation, moodiness and/or mood swings.
- A dental professional is a no show, no call for scheduled shifts, and drugs/alcohol or mental illness is indicated (e.g., alleged to have tampered with or removed controlled substances from the office, or is charged with a DUI or possession of controlled substances while driving to work or to their homes, or has displayed signs and symptoms of a mental illness or other impairment while on duty).
- Problems in controlled substance documentation that have not been addressed by the dental professional in a timely manner.
- You notice a pattern of an employee taking frequent bathroom breaks or discussing cameras/security measures excessively.
- You discover a paper trail of controlled substance discrepancies indicative of drug diversion and the evidence points directly to a particular employee.
- Rx pills, vials, package inserts, bottles or lids in the bathroom, hiding of alcohol around the office.
- If in doubt, but you suspect drugs and/or a mental illness may be involved in a workplace incident or anytime you suspect that a violation of the Controlled Substances act has occurred.
To See WVDRN’s Official Referral Policy: CLICK HERE
RISKY BEHAVIORS CHECKLIST: CLICK HERE
Referrals to WVDRN can be done several ways:
1. You can call WVDRN during normal hours of operation.
2. Simply fill out the referral form CLICK HERE, and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (606)832-0077.
3. You can also just leave a general message using our contact form and we will call you back. To do this CLICK HERE.