Been seeing quite a bit of threads on here about posters asking whether or not they should put their drug use down. Most of these posters have only experimented with these drugs and are asking whether or not they should answer yes on MEPS or DODMERB documents. Many of us on here highlight the values of integrity and honor when it comes to answering these questions which is good. In my honest opinion however, many people and even myself agree that unless you are a frequent user of drugs or have an incident documented involving drugs, then you should not answer yes to the check box. I don't want to encourage lying on this thread and hope readers make good choices in life but when it comes to making these decisions, use your common sense. Yes, you could put down "I only experimented with it" and you run the risk of not getting an appointment or scholarship because of your integrity or have to go through months of waiting for a waiver to be approved which btw is very inefficient when it comes to the military. Many of my friends from high school who are now in the military or near commissioning have all experimented with drugs before like 90% of high school students in the United States. They "lied" on their forms about one time drug use and today they are in the military, they are all good people and are great leaders but people on here may say your friends are liars who should seek a different profession. Let me remind you that whatever you put on your medical records are kept FOREVER. I have a friend who applied for a high clearance job within the government and they pulled his records from his form he filled out in high school about drug use. He marked yes and because of this, he was denied the job. He still got into the military but did not get the job for the agency. My point in this thread isn't about encouraging lying, its more of a your not the only one who lied on your form about drug use and that they won't dig through your past like an FBI agent would to criminals. Then again, if your using drugs and aspire to be in the military or currently are, then you should very well check your bearings and ask yourself, "do I want to be seen this way"? Again this is all my opinion.