Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I usually agree with the teenager that I will give him or her the results of the weekly drug test, but not pass that information on to the parents. The teenager can then give the parents the drug test results or not, but not giving the results to one's parents of course sends the message that it was positive. However, if a drug test (or anything else) tells me that the teenager is in immediate danger, I will call the parents. I would call the family of any patient whose life is in immediate danger!