Dad is worried about treatments


Hello, would you happen to know if Kratom or CBD will show up and cause problems on a blood/urine test at the VA? My dad is interested in trying one or both but does not want to get in trouble. We live in Missouri. Thank you in advance for your help and thank you for your service.

Jim's Reply:

I can't say if either would show in a drug screen if the appropriate screen was used. VA usually does a standard 4 or 5 panel test that wouldn't necessarily show or exclude either of those substances. But nobody will "get in trouble" with VA because of a positive dug screen. We don't lose benefits because of substance use or abuse although the doctor may offer a rehab program.