Honest about drug use..waiver odds?

y3tibottle

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Hello new to the forum so please excuse if I break any rules.

I am taking DODMERB for Army national guard as a medical student.
On the form I admitted to marijuana use a few times from 2004-2009 (when I was in hs)
alcohol use from time to time 2004- 2009
one time ecstacy use in 2009 (I checked off that I used a hallucinogen)

I have not used a drug or drank at all since I graduated high school and decided to get my life together. I have read that you are dq for history of substance abuse, but I would not classify my history as such. I used marijuana on occasion along with alcohol. I am really most worried about the hallucinogen admitting. Will I be rejected by DODMERB?

If so, do you think I'll get a waiver? My recruiter said he has no idea as no one has ever been honest about doing hard drugs they werent caught for. I just know ill need a security clearance and im not going to risk my career as a physician with a dishonorable discharge.
 
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MabryPsyD

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I've performed remedials for Cadets for experimental drug use. All of them were granted waivers.
 

MabryPsyD

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The keyword is experimental. If you listed it once or twice, you should be OK. Good luck!
 
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