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Old 11-12-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Adderall and the Army Reserve

Does anyone know if you can take prescription drugs while being in the Army? I am highly considering joining the Army Reserve, and I have heard that they do not want you to be on any type of medication during the ten weeks of boot camp. I have also heard you cannot be on amphetamine medications for one full year before joining the Army? I believe you can possibly get a waiver from your doctor if you are on this type of medication to not have to wait a whole year? All of these things I have just heard and I am not 100% sure on...

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Re: Adderall and the Army Reserve

I spent some time online and found the army standards of medical fitness. The document I read states that ADHD is a disqualifying factor for army service, unless passing academic performance can be shown, and one has not used medication for a full 12 months. While it is not stated in the official document I read, anecdotally I read that the lack of medication must be documented by a doctor. Apparently waivers can be granted for ADHD, but only in cases that one can function at a high level without medication.

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