What comes to mind when you hear the word “modern?” Do you imagine robotic mechanization or efficiency, convenience, and alignment with the latest research and technology? What about “modern monitoring,” a.k.a. drug testing?
Traditional monitoring methods like urine screens are not only compassionless but also time-consuming, cumbersome, and antiquated– the exact antithesis of modern.
Remote saliva testing, on the other hand, is rapid, easy, and affordable. Moreover, remote saliva testing follows the principles of trauma-informed care by prioritizing individual safety, empowerment, and accountability. Collectively, these elements lead to increased compliance and better long-term outcomes.
What is trauma-informed care?
Trauma-informed care understands that traumatic experiences affect multiple aspects of individual functioning– relationships, emotion regulation, and physical health, to name a few. In order for people to thrive in all aspects of life, they need to feel safe and supported. Trauma-informed care works to prevent re-traumatization by educating others about possible triggers as well as the nature of trauma itself. The 5 guiding principles of trauma-informed care are safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.
What does this have to do with drug testing?
The guiding principles of trauma-informed care are elements that have long been overlooked in drug testing, mostly because there has never been a reliable, effective alternative to observed urinalysis. People with trauma histories who needed drug testing had to endure the humiliation of peeing in front of strangers, often becoming re-traumatized in the process. This inherently triggering experience decreased compliance and increased the likelihood of relapse.
Fortunately, there is now a more humane, trauma-informed way to test: remote saliva testing. Remote saliva testing meets your loved one where they are, literally and figuratively. Remote means it can be done anytime, anywhere. And since remote saliva testing uses self-administered saliva samples as opposed to urine, it respects your loved one’s privacy and honors their need to feel safe and in control.
How does Clearlee ensure that the principles of trauma-informed care are met?
Clearlee believes that everyone deserves a simple, dignified testing experience. We follow the guiding principles of trauma-informed care by providing the following to all of our clients:
Clearlee’s remote saliva tests can be administered from the comfort and privacy of home, or wherever your loved one feels the most comfortable. Testing in a familiar, supportive environment minimizes the risk of feeling exposed, insecure, or unsafe. It also makes it less likely that your loved one is re-traumatized.
Clearlee puts your loved one fully in control of the testing process, from sample collection to the retrieval of results. Our smartphone app guides your loved one through the entire process; no other monitoring is required! Results are sent directly to your loved one and the people within their chosen support network.
Clearlee’s remote saliva tests encourage collaboration by taking you out of the role of “testing police,” freeing you to serve as an emotional support for your loved one. Because results are sent to the entire support network, you and your loved one have the opportunity to go over them together, celebrating successes and talking about next steps, if appropriate.
Clearlee believes that collaboration ensures the most positive outcomes. That’s why we offer unprecedented customer support to you and your loved one.
Unlike traditional drug monitoring methods, remote saliva tests can’t be “cheated.” Moreover, Clearlee’s tests are 99% accurate. So you can trust that your loved one is getting the accountability they need. And because we offer the other principles of safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, your loved one can trust that we are on their side, rooting for their recovery.
Clearlee’s tests empower your loved one to take responsibility for their actions. The Clearlee app can prompt your loved one to test at any time, any day of the week, eliminating the opportunity to prepare for a test by abstaining or detoxing. This encourages your loved one to reflect on their choices and potential consequences of use. Similarly, Clearlee’s rapid results, typically available within one hour of sample submission, empower you and your loved one to have timely conversations and/or interventions, when necessary.
Efficient, convenient, and trauma-informed, remote saliva testing is the paradigm of “modern monitoring.” By prioritizing safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment, Clearlee provides a more dignified testing experience, increasing compliance and facilitating long-term recovery. While some may associate the word “modern” with soulless automation, Clearlee believes that convenience and compassion should go hand in hand and that technology can be harnessed to improve the lives of those on the path to recovery.