Drug Screen for First Jobould like to apologize if this is in the incorrect forum. I thought the off topic forum would be best.
I am about to get my first "real career" job. Human Resources called me today and said that this Wednesday I will have to come in, fill out some stuff and do some sort of drug test. It was only mentioned briefly, but drug test perked my ears up the most because I have never dealt with this sort of thing.
How does it work? I heard that Human Resources and even the director who offered the job doesn't know the results of the test and someone from the drug taking office or something calls you to tell you the results. Is this the case? So they will not know why I did or did not accept the job if it comes down to it?
Now you may be wondering why I'm asking this as if I sound guilty or something. This isn't the case, however, I am on A LOT of medication that shows up on drug tests and I'm worried they can say no even with a doctors script? Could they?
-I am on 3 benzodiazepines (Xanax, Clonazepam, Halcion, coming off ativan currently). I'm currently coming off all of them. But I still take some when needed. Last time was today and I'll probably take it till the test so I don't have a panic attack.
-I occasionally take percocet every week if my abdomen hurts after running. I had an abdominoplasty a few months ago and don't get medication anymore but I saved some if it did. My last one was Monday morning.
-I have some sort of chronic bronchitis type thing ever since I had pneumonia 3 years ago. I can't stop coughing basically on certain days for no reason and allergies were ruled out. So the doctor sometimes switches me between codeine/promethazine to a hydrocodone combination. Last dose was Friday.
-I also have ADHD however I only need to take about 1-0.5 pill every 3 days. This is Dexedrine
As long as I give them my prescription information and stuff everything should be okay right?
Some people are telling me I have to actually go to lengths of actually bringing in bottles and I don't even have them in some cases because my therapist told me to just put them in the medication sorting thing.
Is anyone able to relieve my anxiety about this in any way, for instance by describing what happens if you had to go through it.
I was told not to say anything about it before the test (regarding my testing positive in certain areas). To only reply after HR makes a call to me or somehow calls me back to talk about it? Is this true?
Sorry for starting what probably seems like a stupid topic but I was just quite nervous about this and everyone here gives great advice.
Thanks for the help and I hope you all have a great day!