Suboxone And Pre Employment Drug Screen

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I am prescribed suboxone for an opiate addiction maintance program. First, will it show up in a ten panel test. Second, can an employer discriminate if they have already offered me the job. Third, is this violate any privacy laws

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Verwon Says:
Yes, Suboxone contains the narcotic Buprenorphine, so it will show up on a test.

No, they cannot discriminate, that is illegal.

And no, it does not violate any privacy laws. You do not have to discuss with them why you are on it.

You just need to inform them that you are on it, when you go in to have the test. They have the right to verify that it is being used under a doctor's orders and it will, more than likely, negate that part of the drug screen test.


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tommy c Says:
thank you for replying, it has been a week since I did take the test.I told the people at (quest) the place where i got my screen, they replied by telling me that they used to ask whoever is taking the test to verify any prescripts that you are on. However this time they did not. When I volunteered to let them know they replied that they do not need to know up front. They did say that they appreciated the honesty, however i didnt need to advise them of that.
Anyway, I started my first day on the job yesterday. No issue ever came up about it. As far as I know it they didnt test for it. I know i have it in my system because ive been on it for months now. OH well, i do appreciate your response even though it didnt turn out like you said. however good luck to all the people who are fighting the struggle with addiction. Wheter you choose to take suboxone, subutex, or methadone, or perhaps just doing a 12 step. whatever you do please stick to it and ghange your life. god bless

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cleanbee Says:
I was drugtested every week for nine months and suboxen never came up in my system. One time my dr's office mixed my urine up with someone else and said I had opiates in my system. They retested me on the spot and my test came up negative for opiates. I was on suboxen (1 tablet a day) during my whole pregnancy. Social services at the hospital even tested me and my son when he was born, and we came up clean as a whistle. They never found out and luckily my son was perfect and had no withdraw or complications from the drug. God looked out for me. I was on eight 30mg percocets a day when I found out I was pregnant. I immediately stopped and started buying suboxens on the street the whole pregnancy. the only thing is that it took extra strong dosage of meds in the epidural and in my c-section because of the opiate blocker and I felt alot of my c-section so they eventually knocked me out cold, but they never dtected why and that I was on subs.

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brandi Says:
Just curious...what state was this that u gave birth in? I know someone in a similar situation.

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belle614 Says:
I have been on suboxen for quite a while but I am clean from heroin for almost 4 yrs. I have a drug test on Tuesday morning at 10 am. Its now sunday around 5 pm. I don't have a valid prescription for suboxen I need to know how do I make sure my urine comes back clean.

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Ash Says:
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I am prescribed suboxone and have taken numerous drug screens for my employment and none have ever tested for suboxone.

Trust me you don't have anything to worry about.

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vannah hitt Says:
okay, people suboxone DOES NOT show up in a drug screen especially a urine drug screen been on it 5 years and not once has it ever shown up on a drug screen, you can tell them you are on it all you want, but it does not show up as an opiate! it does not! They have to do a special test to check for bup, So please people know what you are talking about before you post things having people all worked up on lack of knowledge. this is wrong if you dont know what you are talking about please do some research, for the guy whom was nervous over his urine screen , he had nothing to worry about it never shown up im positive of that fact

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vannah hitt Says:
It does not come up as an opiate, been on it 5 years not once have i been pos, for opiates, has to be a special test to find the medication, if you having a urine drug screen , then you have no worries

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sublistener Says:
That is not true read others below to get the accurate story

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sublistener Says:
Thank you for posting that. I hate when people just talk, to talk, we are suppose to help people--not scare the hell out of them; especially over such serious matters.!

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vannah hitt Says:
look you this forum should be about truth, first and for most iv been on this medication 5 years , it does not show up in any drug screens unless, ur prescribing suboxone doctor wants to check and they do! As far as job seeking and employment if you dont wanna say you are on this medication by all means dont . Because a lot of people and i mean most people look at you like you are a kunkie as soon as you say the word subutex, suboxone, methadone how ever does showup in drug screens 10 panel 5 panel whatever, but these 2 suboxone and subutex, I know for a fact that it does not! my ob called dss on me all because i had no trace of opiates in my systom, i was up front and i own my addiction. I am not the kind to lie and hide my disease, because its a disease addiction is a disease! so it should be treated as one , most look down upon us, anyways the doctor had to be educated even! he had to right his wrongs he thought like most think that its a form of methadone and thats NOT true, and does not show up in a drug screen, there are enough people saying the same exact thing, so be educated get educated, and own it. Once an addict always an addict, i own that , i will be the first to help or support someone who is in need and needs that hand to be brought back to their feet and id never post something if i did not know for a fact, thanks

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gswag Says:
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The exception is probation. probation instant s now have a slot for suboxin. this is a fact because I have been on for 3 month probation officer. then one day he texted me and asked me how long I have been taking suboxone like he had me on something. luckily I have my prescription with me and he was very pissed off. but there was nothing he could do how about it. so yes they do have instant test for them. But not for employment.

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joe shmo Says:
Why do people insist on saying subutex/suboxone tests positive for opiates. Its not a true opiate. Its synthetic. I test monthly for opiates for my sub clinic and never once have I tested positive for opiates.

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Ash Says:
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Verwon, this is NOT entirely true. I have taken ten panel tests for employment and was never given a suboxone screen. And PLEASE stop telling everyone they will test positive for opiates, that is FALSE.

Also, some employers CAN ask you to either stop taking suboxone or find employment elsewhere.

Suboxone has side effects, and people in certain positions can not be under the influence of ANYTHING for safety reasons.

If he was applying to a position that required DOT physical screening, yes they will test for bupe and if found you will be given the alternative above.
As well with any other position that will put yours, coworkers and public safety at risk. Making the company liable!

Please stop providing false information to people. ..

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Ash Says:
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Most courts do test for bupe now people! ! Right on their little pee cup results!

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gregg Says:
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Wrong. Suboxone does not come up on. A standard test. Now my job, due to a issue 2yrs ago, state they test for suboxone. Im on it. And xanax bars. Im tested bimonthly, just to make sure im taking prescribed meds and no opiates. I also have my cdl a, and during my dot physical, i was fine. On subs. If i was on methadone ida tested positive for opiates. But after test for job,they scanned my subs and xanax prescription bottles, my job got negative results

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Nel Says:
Thank you for your direct and honest answer. I was getting all worked up.

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Ash Says:
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I've worked for CDL required companies for years and yes now if you are on suboxone you're required to either not take it or on required time off take it a certain amount of time before your on duty time. Just like any other medication with altering side effects. I've done log work, federal dot motor carrier safety regulation requirement training and hiring/ supervising for two different companies since I was seventeen. If you in particular are getting away with it for NOW, good luck when your physical comes up again or you're randomed. You can lose your license for not honestly disclosing your prescription to this, for good reason. YOU KNOW HOW MANY LIVES ARE IN YOUR HAND WHEN BEHIND THE WHEEL.

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Jason Says:
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Thank you all for your posts... 12 step it all the way. Im an addict and just had surgery and have had servier complications. So back on sub. And this sucks cause it didn't take long to getting hung up again. ..

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David Says:
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Thank you:)

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