I've posted in this forum before, but I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate forum, being that I am not in recovery. I am being monitored for prior arrests, not convictions. I am a student and I have 3 semesters remaining until I finish my BSN. At times I get so frustrated because this whole monitoring process is costing an arm and a leg. It's extremely hard to afford all of these drug screens and probation fees while in school. I am currently 26, and when I was 18, I was arrested on a marijuana possession. I subsequently completed a diversion program and resulted with a clean record. However, 5 years later, I got an open container ticket while at the beach with a group of friends. My point of posting this thread is out of frustration. I have no had any sort of drug abuse or dependence issues. I have never had any problems abusing alcohol. I also had to do a 3 day inpatient evaluation ordered by the board because my arrests were related to drugs or alcohol. My evaluation went beautifully, as they found what I just stated, no issues related to drugs or alcohol. However, the board still finds it necessary to drug test me 3 times per month. The stress of checking in daily, going broke on $90 drug screens, and probation fees is really taking a toll on me. I don't mean to offend anywhere or come across as snobby. I just don't believe that arrests that happened when I was younger that didn't result in convictions should be stressing me out this heavily. I have nightmares that forget to check in or that I drank a beer and failed a drug screen. Just needed to vent because I know you guys know the struggle of the financial burden and dealing with first-lab! I'm very grateful to be in clinicals, but I just wish it was a little less stressful :/ got to go take a drug screen right now! Take care!