I am getting a new Psychiatrist and he wants me to take a urine drug test at my V.A. clinic because I am prescribed Clonazepam for sleep issues and anxiety. Was told It will be done right at the clinic. Do they usually just use the five panel drug test???
Yes, that's correct. Keep in mind that these tests are pretty generic items these days and VA may switch vendors from one place to the next so whether it's a very basic screen or something much broader can vary. Drug screens have become as common as testing your liver and kidneys now that we're treating substance abuse as a disease rather than a crime. Showing positive for any drug at VA won't have any effect on your disability benefits...you may be offered a treatment program but otherwise no problems. Don't try to disguise or hide from it...they're on to all that and it just doesn't help.