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Worried about employment screening

Friday, August 12, 2011

Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but I took Prescribed adderal on monday for my interview, then I was offered the job and got all worked up about having to tell my present employer. So this morning (friday) I took a xanax. I never even considered the fact that they could show up on a drug test.

I don't want to even disclose that I take these prescriptions and I rarely take them, it's only as needed and prescribed that way. So now I'm stuck not sure if I should disclose taking the prescriptions. If its out of my system then no worries, but if it's not the adderal can show up as an amphetamine (think I''m okay with that one it will have been over a week by the time I test) but the xanax I have no idea when that leaves your system. I guess xanax can show up as a something bad too, benzodiazepines.

On top of that if the only do the simple test nothing will show up, but an expanded test is where they would show. It's not like I can walk in and say "excuse me, which test or we doing"

Uggghhhhhh If I can find out that there out of my system then I don't won't to disclose that I take them. AND the last time I even took them was once 3 months ago!
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    I agree with the other comments. You should disclose that these are prescription meds.
    596 days ago
    Congrats on your new job! Trust me- they ain't looking for those type of meds. You can either take your prescription bottles with you to the test or disclose your prescriptions if asked on the form. All they wanna know is are your meds illegal.
    2355 days ago
    Honesty is the best policy. Just get a note from your doctor stating that you are on these medications. Thats all they need to know.
    2355 days ago
    Honesty is the issue - if you are honest when asked what you take, then the employers look past that. DIShonesty is where it will come back and bite you in the bum!

    2355 days ago
    When they send someone for a drug test where I work, they have to answer a questionnaire which is the prescriptions they are on. If anything shows up on their drug test they see if it is on their list. One guy did a cleanse and put down he was taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol drugs but they didn't show up on the test so he didn't get the job. They are looking for the illegal drugs so tell them the prescriptions you are on. If it shows up on the test then they know you have a prescription and it is a legal drug.
    Good luck on the new job.
    2355 days ago
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