Quote from mso819
Now that you have discussed you backgroud (addict in recovery; almost 2 years) it makes me wonder why didnt you take the drug screen? it does look very suspicious....to me anyway. im not here to judge, just giving you an outsiders perspective on how i looks for someone who has a past of drug abuse and claims to be sober for 2 yrs, to skip ou and refuse to take a drug screeening test.
Most nurses who i have worked with in the oast who were recovering/past addicts....would proudly and gladly take the random drug test, just to prove to others, themselves and doubters that they were in fact, drug free.
You should have done the same.
I know for some people, this is hard to comprehend. Why wouldn't Lulu "just take the test". I speak from 13 years experience as a recovering alcoholic/addict.
We get tired of defending ourselves. Yes, I am proud that I have been sober for 13 years now, but, there are still those who constantly question us.
Here is an example. My own sister said to me, after I told her the company I am working for was going on a boat party, "are you sure you should be doing that? I mean, won't there be beer?". UGH
Now I know most people will say, well, she is just concerned for you, etc. But, it really does get old, having people ask you, even if they are well meaning, if you should be doing this or that.
Mind you, not everyone does this to a person in recovery, but, I can say I have felt the same way the OP did, when questioned about my sobriety.
That being said, OP, stick with your attorney and let them handle the board. Ask if they should be with you when you meet.
Good luck and keep your head up. Two years is a HUGE accomplishment. Congratulation!