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Will Suboxone show up on a pre employment drug screen. I do

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Will Suboxone show up on a pre employment drug screen. I do know that I will be giving a urine sample at the job site. I assume they would be using a 5 to 10 drug test cup.

I have been taking 4mg daily for about 2 years

Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 8 years ago.
NO - suboxone would NOT be detected by the standard 5 or 10 test panels. Also - a medication that you were taking by prescription would NOT be a legal reason for an employer to refuse you employment. In fact, under the ADA (Americans with Disability Act), a history of drug addiction (or alcoholism) is considered a protected disability. As long as you are not currently using illegal/non-prescribed drugs, a history of drug abuse/addiction can NOT be used to refuse you employment.
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