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    a few years ago, i sustainted a really bad shoulder injury. it was to the point where i couldnt sleep at night and could barely put a shirt on over my head. i made a Dr. appt, but the earliest i could be seen was about a week out. my father had an old prescription (expired) for hydrocodone. he told me to take a few until i could get to the doctors. he gave 5 of those and 5 ambien sleep pills. not thinking twice about it, i took them. i went to the doctors and they gave me a prescription for high strength motrin or similar. of course, that helped very little. they then sent me to a specialist. the pain has been gone since, because i was able to identify the reason i was ailing (too much shoulder pressing was pulling my rotator out of alignment).

    would using another persons prescription be a huge downside for my background? i understand that it is illegal to use someones Rx, but would the situation matter? my father is a retired sworn officer, if it matters. THANKS!

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    Originally posted by jvegas View Post
    a few years ago, i sustainted a really bad shoulder injury. it was to the point where i couldnt sleep at night and could barely put a shirt on over my head. i made a Dr. appt, but the earliest i could be seen was about a week out. my father had an old prescription (expired) for hydrocodone. he told me to take a few until i could get to the doctors. he gave 5 of those and 5 ambien sleep pills. not thinking twice about it, i took them. i went to the doctors and they gave me a prescription for high strength motrin or similar. of course, that helped very little. they then sent me to a specialist. the pain has been gone since, because i was able to identify the reason i was ailing (too much shoulder pressing was pulling my rotator out of alignment).

    would using another persons prescription be a huge downside for my background? i understand that it is illegal to use someones Rx, but would the situation matter? my father is a retired sworn officer, if it matters. THANKS!
    Technically it's a "no-no". You'll be asked, either on your SPH, Pre-polygraph questionaire,or BI interview, "have you ever used a drug not prescribed for you"?, or a similiar question. Be honest about it. I don't think it's going to shoot you down.

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      I did something similar in 2001. I injured my shoulder and accepted an oxycontin pill from my mother, who had a prescription. When I applied for LE jobs earlier this year, I was honest, I admitted that it was a mistake, and I ended up getting a job offer. Be up front with your BI, polygrapher, etc., and you should be okay. Best of luck.

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        oh, i guess i should have clarified... i already told them about it... i would never even think about lying/omitting. trust me, having a father that was in LE, i know better.

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