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 Post subject: Life Insurance Drug Test
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:37 pm 
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[font=Verdana] [/font] Taking a drug test to increase my life insurance policy. Do I even mention the suboxone? I do not want jeopardize my policy, but am afraid to mention this. Since it is used to treat my addiction, is there a chance that they could cancel my policy? I really thought that I was okay since I had RX, but insurance guy seemed to think differently. This may not be the place to answer this question, but I didn't think that it would hurt to ask. Thanks so very much for ANY advice.

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Its possible they won't even test for it. It takes a sort of special test that I don't think is the 'usual' one. It doesn't hurt to ask what they're testing for either.


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Yeah I've never heard of anyone testing for bupe in drug tests before as it would be a horrible drug to try and abuse in the Suboxone form.

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Well besides my Subdoc I'm sure tests for it :)

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Interesting question. Buprenorphine doesn't show up in most drug screen tests for abuse drugs, but life insurance companies care about things that could affect your overall health and longevity and I guess addiction is such a factor. Still, I'd just assume they won't test for it and if they do-- well you can always tell them you didn't think you had to report that and show them the prescription and hope for the best. Please post whether or not they detect it as I'm sure many would like to know.


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 Post subject: Will go ahead with test
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:55 am 
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[font=Verdana] [/font] K...I am going to go ahead and schedule test...(I was avoiding it...lol) Thanks so much for advice...will keep ya posted on outcome. :?

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haha I wonder if the insurance company has a big red stamp that says JUNKIE on it! haha

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