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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 9 months ago

A good friend took a Xanex the night before he started his new job.. As soon as he arrived, he was drug tested.. the Xanex isn’t prescribed?

What’s his next step? Will he be terminated? He’s worried, he took it 24 hours before the test, but obviously did it illegally

3 Answers

  • Jon
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Taking a schedule IV controlled substance which is not prescribed for the person who took the Xanax is a violation of federal law. Companies require drug testing for a reason. Xanax can cause drowsiness and light headedness which can be very dangerous for jobs requiring alertness. These side effects can also prevent a person from being a productive employee regardless of what they were hired for. An employer does not want an employee who is breaking a federal law. They are always going to be wondering if the employee is taking other medications which are not legally prescribed to him. They are going to view him as someone who cannot be trusted.

    Your friend is very likely going to lose his job, and that is just the truth.

    Source(s): Doctorate degree in pharmacy
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  • 9 months ago

    It all depends on the company's policy regarding various drugs.

    My guess is he will be let go.

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  • 9 months ago

    The drug requestor is on far worse 😀

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