My parole officer says 'no Suboxone.' Will Suboxone show up in drug tests? Can nurses take Suboxone?
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:15 pm
People in my MAT group will sometimes ask if I’m still on Suboxone, to which I was previously able to answer honestly, no. Now that I am taking it again I don’t know what to say, because I believe my employer would fire me for being on it. Isn’t it ironic - they’re letting me do a pro-MAT group, but they wouldn’t allow an employee to be on it? I hate to be dishonest, but I’m sure even my colleagues would judge me. The ones that are in recovery are 100% 12-step.
Another irony is that I have the group do a little Q & A that is put out by the state. One of the questions is, can an employer fire you if you have a legal prescription for Suboxone or methadone? The answer is “no”, but I’ve heard of it happening to people. It’s been discussed on this forum - not so much being fired, as being denied employment after a pre-employment drug screen.
That is the situation I would be in. I’m currently a contractor, but if they offered me a permanent job I might fail a drug test. Of course, if I admitted to the group that I’m on Sub they would just simply not offer me a job.