New Directions Northwest Inc. provides mental health, alcohol, drug and gambling treatment to individuals from throughout the state of Oregon. They have been a customer for over three years and use both Millennium UDT℠ and Millennium OFT℠ at their facility.
According to Residential Programs Director Shad Thomas LCSW, CADC III, Millennium Health has made a huge difference in how they test and monitor their patients with substance use disorder (SUD). “Before we worked with Millennium, it would take up to a week to get presumptive results back and then almost another week and more paperwork to get a definitive result. Now through Millennium’s definitive testing, we not only get the results back quickly, but we also know that we can trust them, which is crucial for court-required reporting to outside agencies, such as the criminal justice system and child welfare organizations.”
In addition to the value of Millennium UDT, Shad also points to the benefits of Millennium OFT, “Oral fluid testing is a very important tool for us. We often have patients who claim to have ‘shy bladders’ who might be trying to avoid taking a test that day.”