Wife is being drug tested for work... how screwed is she?

So... If I do cocaine a couple of times a year. Does it mean I'm an addict?
According to some people here if you've ever tried a drug once, that's it, you're a drug user. It could be 30 years since that one time you tried coke, doesn't matter, you can never say "I don't do drugs" again.
 
I like cocaine. The trick is to be able to do it sporadically. It's addictive because it's a lot of fun. I have friends that will bring it out a couple of times a year. It sounds worse than it is, largely from movies about Mexican cartels and the fact that you could die under the perfect storm of wrong conditions. It's perfectly fine to do a couple lines at a party. You'll have a slightly worse hangover in the morning and your sinuses will be jacked. You'll probably talk too much as well. Other than that, you'll be fine in a day and can pass a drug test in 3.
Exactly. I remember reading a post here months back where someone said if they found out their friend did coke they would severe all ties. What the hell is up with these judgemental people, let alone if they haven't even tried it.
 
I can see how it might be a party thing in certain places, but I'd still say a couple lines is more than a lapse in judgement. In any case, I wouldn't do something like coke simply out of the horrendous damage it has done to so many people, entire countries, and this irresponsible party culture is partly to blame for that. It doesn't really matter if you bought it or not, it shouldn't be something people should accept.
people seem to consistently say that the developed world's hunger for drugs has fueled the ruin of the nations that produce them, but i'd argue that the legislation around substances humans have desired for centuries is more destructive than the want for the substances themselves. people have been getting fucked up since time began. what kinda stranglehold did warlords and cartels have over their regions when you could buy heroin and cocaine at a pharmacy?
 
It's utterly bizarre that things like this need to be explained to adults who have lived in the world for many years. Parties often have drugs. Very often they are illegal drugs. I know you know this. Just because you do one drug once doesn't mean you "do drugs". I did coke once at 28. It was at a party with a couple coworkers. He offered me a couple lines of coke and I decided what the hell you only live once. So I did it, and it was like being on really good adderall for a couple hours and then it was over. I've never done it since, I rarely think about it, and it didn't change me or my life in any way, shape or form.

Craaaaazy story, right guys?
Rarely, not never... so it changed your life in some way... good luck :'D
 
Cocaine has been known to cause heart issues, sometimes leading to sudden death.

Not usually for first time users, but as silly as some members are for giving the OP grief about the coke, those absolutely playing down any risks are just as silly.


Risks for infrequent users are extremely low, but they still exist.

I have done plenty of coke in my past but I can understand people not into drugs being shocked at the disconnect between the OP's opening statement and his other half doing coke.
 

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How many people in here saying they have done coke have actually done it or are just saying they did to appear cool on the internet?
I don't think people who say they've done coke before appear particularly cool. Talking about cocaine posers is really odd to me, lol.
 
People just don't casually do cocaine fam
Why not?
To my knowledge, that's simply wrong. While I've never tried it, I know a bunch of people who've done coke a literal handful of times.


Yeah, they do. Do you people live under rocks?
It really feels like some people only know drugs from PSAs where any contact immediately ruins lives forever. Actually not a bad attitude to have to stay away from addiction, but very naive when it comes to discussion like this.
 
Is this an American thing? Of all the house parties, bars & clubs I've gone to, the vast, vast majority of people I see are either drinking, dancing or chatting. Maybe the ones snorting coke are hiding somewhere or doing it in secret, but to act like everyone at a social event is taking drugs is just weird.
 
People just don't casually do cocaine fam
They absolutely do mate
It’s true, they really do.

I was working at a place for a few years an after the first six months or so I took my boss to one side and told him I wouldn’t be attending any work nights out/events anymore. This was because the whole fucking company did coke every single time, I refused every time because of personal reasons (A friend of mine did coke at 15 and died). But it gets to a point where I’m fine with these people doing it but being around it bothers me. It also surprises me that people say “booze isn’t enough” and have to have drugs on a night out (totally understand it though we people are looking for different feelings and maybe only drugs do it for them). I drink infrequently, maybe a glass of wine with food here or there and maybe a glass of champagne if celebrating... and I totally understand people who hate booze and wouldn’t want to be around me or others when drinking. So I just applied the same logic and said I didn’t want to be around people doing drugs, no problem if they’re doing it... I just didnt want to. Oh and it was always one person who’d bring and and even new employees would just casually partake.

In terms of OP’s wife, it may have been peer pressure - she may just have wanted to feel the buzz of coke. Whatever the reason was, it’s been a month - it shouldn’t turn up in any tests now.
 
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Is this an American thing? Of all the house parties, bars & clubs I've gone to, the vast, vast majority of people I see are either drinking, dancing or chatting. Maybe the ones snorting coke are hiding somewhere or doing it in secret, but to act like everyone at a social event is taking drugs is just weird.
I'd say it's super common at many many bars and night clubs. In public, people usually go to a bathroom stall to do a bump. You can do a bump super discreetly, usually by dipping the end of your key into a small baggy of cocaine and then putting it up to your nose. If you ever see a large group of people go to the bathroom or a corner together, there is a chance they might be doing coke.

I have lots of friends who are bar tenders and such. It happens at nearly every bar in Austin, Tx, essentially.
 
Cocaine is extremely common practice in bars in ireland. MDMA is probably more common.
I remember being in a similar position myself when I was living in China of all things looking for another job years ago.

Terrifying times indeed.
 
The test will 99% likely be a piss test and OP's wife will be fine if so.

This thread made me wonder, would it be acceptable to create a Drugs |OT| or is that against the rules? Sort of like a harm reduction and educational thread since many people don't seem to be aware.
 
people seem to consistently say that the developed world's hunger for drugs has fueled the ruin of the nations that produce them, but i'd argue that the legislation around substances humans have desired for centuries is more destructive than the want for the substances themselves. people have been getting fucked up since time began. what kinda stranglehold did warlords and cartels have over their regions when you could buy heroin and cocaine at a pharmacy?
Certainly, but if you just let these things be legal and let them spread widely, it might be even more destructive. I'm all for people making the responsible choice for themselves, but we all know people aren't responsible. Even if I can reason myself not to use drugs, if it's used by everyone around me, advertised at the checkout like sugary sweets (or pharmacy cough syrup with a little extra), it would be no longer a matter of personal choice. I'm all for having some (non-addictive) drugs released into more controlled use, like psychedelics etc. If we let these things be legal, a lot of people won't control themselves, and they'll do everything to push it to more people around them. As would any company that's responsible for selling it. They'd have to be heavily controlled, expensive etc., and at that point, there'd be a market for the illegal kind too, that would be even harder to control in the mix with legal drugs. It's just sad to me that otherwise smart intelligent people somehow forget their responsibility to others when it's their enjoyment at stake. It's like people saying their vote doesn't really matter.
 
The test will 99% likely be a piss test and OP's wife will be fine if so.

This thread made me wonder, would it be acceptable to create a Drugs |OT| or is that against the rules? Sort of like a harm reduction and educational thread since many people don't seem to be aware.
I'd be all over that...I mean, we have a Weed OT, right?
 
I'm in the UK and I get the impression drug testing of employees is mostly an American thing. I've never had this happen, not even when my UK employer was a subsidiary of a company based in America.

Why would an employer do this? Is it related to the company health plan?
 
I'm in the UK and I get the impression drug testing of employees is mostly an American thing. I've never had this happen, not even when my UK employer was a subsidiary of a company based in America.

Why would an employer do this? Is it related to the company health plan?
I've never heard of job-related drug tests here in Germany either. Pretty sure something like that would even be illegal. Crazy how that works, huh?
 
I'm in the UK and I get the impression drug testing of employees is mostly an American thing. I've never had this happen, not even when my UK employer was a subsidiary of a company based in America.

Why would an employer do this? Is it related to the company health plan?
The US, generally speaking, is pretty poor in terms of employment rights and treatment. Anything managers and company heads can use against their staff the better for them
 
So I came to this thread, right, and I was having a laugh at the very picturesque story, right, and then I click on the last pages to see what came of it. And "lol caffeine is just as bad" is what we're at now?

Haha you guys
 
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