I was diagnosed with cancer and had multiple surgeries with complications....long story short I got addicted to Norco. I never diverted meds or got in trouble at my job, in fact in over 10 years never been written up at a job EVER. I self reported etc. Now I will be starting TPAPN and I can understand drug testing but why do they alcohol test as well? I mean I can't have a glass of wine with dinner because 7 years ago I was addicted to Norco? I never had a problem with alcohol. I'm just confused as to why they do it? Maybe someone can help me understand it better. I'm starting to wonder if I want to go through with doing this now. I have a lot of hoops to jump (taking a refresher course - 3 months long and clinicals - 80 hours) because it's been so many years since this happened. And I don't mind doing the classes or clinicals, paying for a drug and alcohol eval and even having stips I just don't understand the alcohol portion of the stips.