Urine test? Tobacco?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Ilovetheacademies, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Ilovetheacademies

    Ilovetheacademies New Member

    Aug 19, 2012
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    I have NO clue what is on the DODMERB.
    I know they take your urine to check for drugs?
    What kind of drugs are they exactly looking for?
    Do they check for tobacco? I smoked shisha (flavored tobacco) a few weeks ago and don't plan on doing it again..
    If anyone has already taken the DODMERB, can you tell me what else they test you for / questions they ask.

  2. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

    Apr 11, 2012
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    Why worry about what drugs they look for? If you have a problem with drug/alcohol abuse and you're trying to cover it up, the academies will spot your problem immediately and it can/will result in expulsion or you being set back a year. Don't take drugs and don't drink, simple as that.
  3. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I agree with dlee.

    Just to add they also take the urine test for protein levels, it is not just for drugs. Applicants, especially athletes fail the urine test, not because they are doing drugs, but their protein level is not within range. Typically because they worked out and didn't flush their system with another water to pass the test requirements. Urine also can be an indicator of diabetes. They are running a panel of test, drugs is just one of them.

    Will they ask you if you smoke tobacco? Yes, they will ask it, and you will have to answer YES. It is not a DQ that you smoke tobacco, it is just a health exam where they want answers.
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Jun 9, 2006
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    I don't know that they do test for drugs at the DODMERB exam. Let's face it, most drugs flush from the system relatively quickly and most people aren't dumb enough to use drugs right before they go for their physical.

    The bottom line is that once you're in the military you will be subjected to repeated random drug testing. As in all the time. After long WEs is a favorite time but it can be done at any time.

    If one is a drug user, even if only on an occasional basis, he/she will eventually get caught. And the consequence is typically separation from the military.

    You can't change what you've done in the past -- but may be required to explain it. However, if you enjoy using drugs -- I'm not being flip, some people do -- the military is not the place for you. If you are prepared to lead the rest of your (military) life drug free, then answer historical questions honestly and move on.

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