Quote from catsmeow1972
Supposedly I must "submit a recovery plan" and some other bull jive. My feeling is that when I am on vacation, I am on vacation. I don't want to worry about having to find a lab for a P test in a place I've never been to that I am flying into and won't have a car. I don't even want to think about this ****.
I know each monitoring program is different, but I can tell you I've requested and been approved for two trips, one where I wouldn't have reliable internet access, and both where I wouldn't have any transportation or ability to get to a lab. One trip was approved where I wouldn't have to check in or test (I ended up not going on that trip, but still, it was approved), the other trip was approved for me to continue daily check ins but no testing. I'm in TPAPN. I didn't have to write up any "recovery plan" or anything. I was pleasantly surprised that these trips were allowed. I have a good relationship with my case manager and I'm sure he had some say in the approvals. Yes it's demeaning to have to ask for permission, but I got over it. If I were you, I'd write up a request stating why you wouldn't be able to test, (no transportation, no lab nearby, no taxis or Uber etc), and see if they'll approve a trip with testing suspended. For me, it would ruin a vacation if I were sweating it out every morning at 4 am, praying that when I do my check in I wouldn't be required to test. I'd rather wait for the monitoring to be over, than stress over trying to interrupt a vacation to get to a lab. But if I knew I wouldn't have to test while I was away, it would be worth trying. Of course, I knew that once I got back I'd have to test right away, and I also assumed there'd be an extra, expensive blood, hair or nail test involved. Turns out it was just my regular urine test though.