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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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PLEASE help drug test question...

Your information is false. DOT federal drug testing uses a 5 panel drug screen in all states. The 5 substances tester are: THC-marijuana COC- cocaine, crack PCP Amphetamines-meth,adderall,vyvanse Opiates- heroin, OxyContin.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine, along with klonopin and other anti anxiety medications. The 5 panel drug test DOES NOT test for benzos. If you were to take Xanax or klonopin or anything from the benzo class, you will not fail a DOT drug screen. Another rumor I see a lot is that you are no allowed to be prescribed certain medications. Well I am prescribed adderall for ADD. It helps me stay focused and helps me not day dream and I am much more aware of my surroundings. Other medications are allowed as well as long as your Dr reports that it is used to treat an illness and will not effect driving a commercial vehicle.

I can say with most certainty that the drug test will include testing for any Schedule IV drugs, under the controlled substance abuse act. Xanax is most definitely among those drugs. Drug testing for Benzo's which are most typically called a psychotropic drug, are notorious for being abused via casual consumption, and most definitely effect the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle.

If you test positive for ANY Schedule IV drug and do NOT have a prescription that is actually a felony in many states and needless to say a HUGE no-no in the eyes of DOT not to mention the prospective company's policies in regards to either zero tolerance or standards.

Long story short, no matter how much experience you have trucking whether starting off from trucking school or you have 30 years under your belt the very last thing you want to happen is to burn a drug test, by testing positive with a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, the very presence of the drug in your system without a prescription indicates substance abuse and NO trucking company I know of will want to take that sort of risk.

I hope the best for you, and as well hope this will not be one of those lessons in life which comes at too high of a price.

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