First drug screen under investigation positive

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I've been ordered by the board to be monitored for drugs and alcohol for 2 years. My first "random" test was a blood test. The last time I drank before the test was 10 days prior! It was not the finger prick peth test. It was option 12 from first lab and was $90. How far back does a serum blood test for alcohol go back? I thought it was 3-5 days.

gabby3

171 Posts

Blood PEth can be a finger prick or blood vial. Up to 3 weeks etoh can be tested.

Did not know that. Found out today that my license will be suspended. Upon application for reinstatement I will have to have an inpatient evaluation done at the cost of $3000. I asked how can they take my means of supporting myself away and expect me to make an extra $3000? That's like taking away someone's drivers license and tell them they have to still be somewhere 50 miles away everyday.

Anyway I am feeling pretty lost. I don't know what to do for work. I'm 37 year old single mother of 3 small children. Most office jobs pay $10-12 an hour and that would not even cover my bills much less anything extra to save for an evaluation.

gabby3

171 Posts

What state are you in and what is your story?

Did you know that you couldn't drink etoh? Did they say it was for alcohol/ PEth?

Bsn10

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How long after signing your contract were u tested? I'm waiting to be evaluated, go in a few days then I'll have to wait on contract which will happen probably next day? Idk! and I drank alcohol a week ago. Now I'm scared that'll happen to me.