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Can I get a job on Suboxone?

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Dear on Suboxone,

I am an L.V.N. in CA. I am taking Suboxone to get off of Morphine that was prescribed by my Doctor for knee pain had both knee replacements now. Can I get a nursing job while taking Suboxone.

Dear LVN,

Congratulations on getting off of morphine and being in recovery.

Suboxone (buprenorphine) is one of the primary drugs prescribed for medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction. It prevents cravings and allows people who have been addicted to return to normal life.

It most likely will not show up on a standard pre-employment drug screen, unless a multi-panel test is ordered that includes buprenorphine.

If it does show up, and you are questioned, you have a prescription for Suboxone. As long as you test within the therapeutic range, there shouldn't be a problem.

Best wishes,

Nurse Beth

Author, https://www.amazon.com/Y Your Last Nursing Class- how to land your first nursing job...and your last! 

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