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Jasmine80 04-27-2012 02:01 AM

Pre-employment DOT drug test and ADHD medication Adderall
 
I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2005. I am currently taking Adderall IR 20 mg BID. If I test positive for amphetamines on a pre-employment DOT drug test could I be denied employment ??? My GP suggested this scenario. It doesn't seem fair.

bessyboo212 04-27-2012 04:44 AM

Re: Pre-employment DOT drug test and ADHD medication Adderall
 
When you go in for your drug test mention to them that you are currently prescribed adderall and ask them what their procedures are to ensure you "pass" the drug test. As long as you take adderall you will pop for amphetamines, also always keep a record of your prescribed medicine.

Jasmine80 04-28-2012 04:17 PM

Re: Pre-employment DOT drug test and ADHD medication Adderall
 
Thank you kindly for your reply. I have an unconscious habit of internalizing my concerns and research on the internet can throw me off my center when I am mentally bombarded with half-truths. ADD/ADHD might be the biggest grayest area and not knowing how to verbalize an experience scares me.

I will call the organization directly for more information. I don't know why I didn't think to do that sooner.

Jasmine80 05-07-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Pre-employment DOT drug test and ADHD medication Adderall
 
I called the organization directly for more information regarding DOT drug testing for pre-employment screening purposes. They gave me a good enough explanation.

If I can perform basic duties on my own with reasonable accommodations then any medication that I take is not a problem. At any time, if I begin to doubt my abilities...I am responsible for finding ways to deal with my own insecurities. I am grateful for the resources readily available...I always have options. That is fair.


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