I went to book a Chemical Dependency Test...

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    And I thought it would be blood work and maybe a urine test, but nope.

    I am applying for addictions counselling and have to get a Chemical Dependency Test so I walked into the Addictions Counselling room at the hospital and the head lady asked me some questions. She wanted to know how old I am, why I chose this career, how much drugs and alcohol do I do?

    She said the session will last about an hour to an hour and a half.

    She also wants to look into if I am chemically dependent and if I've been affected by anyone around my with an addiction.

    So this is going to be the weirdest interview I have ever had.
     
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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Somehow, I think this phrase will be recurrent in your career....
     
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    What drugs are you addicted to?
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Don't do drugs and drink socially on the weekends once in a while.
     
  7. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Do I need to say it? OK. I will.

    Why, exactly, are you wanting to take this test then?
     
  8. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Never mind then!

    Are you addicted to anything then?
     
  9. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Need to take the test to get into school for Addictions Counselling.
     
  10. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Gotcha! Some of the other posters threw me off. I need to read slower lol

    I'm sure you will get some experience from the interview, though. Get to see what it's like from the other side.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just don't show the councilor any of the threads you have started here.
     
  12. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Rare to see an addiction counselor that isn't a recovering addict or alcoholic. I think they make the most effective counselors.
     
  13. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Indeed! With the type of work the OP is shooting for. :)
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Aye, that word recovering, now there's the rub, isn't it? :p
     
  15. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Want to know what kinds of drugs someone has taken? Take a hair sample quizzes can be manipulated I should know I was stoned as hell the last time I took one and I passed squeaky clean. Drug assessment tests are a joke even if you're honest the best results one can attain from them is what degree of psychological risk for addictive behaviors a person possibly has.

    Of course it don't work really well if you're bald, but there are other more invasive methods available.
     
  16. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    *Update* With more questions.

    She is going to be asking me questions like this and here will be my responses.

    She: Do you drink every day at certain times of the day?

    Me: No

    She: Does alcohol, drugs affect your social life, work and family?

    Me: No

    She: What type of drugs do you do?

    Me: Don't do drugs, tried once didn't get high. *

    She: When was the last time you drank?

    Me: 6 months ago I have no ambition to drink.

    She: Do you use drugs for other uses then medical?

    Me: No

    * So do you think she is going to believe me? I don't do drugs as their is no reason to, I don't drink because it's a waste of money, and alcohol doesn't taste that good. *
     
  17. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Well if they are the answers you give then she's no reason not to believe you.
    Alcohol tastes bad? Or the drinks that contain alcohol taste bad?... All of them? Are you sure?
     
  18. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well its not that they tasted bad I guess it's just nothing really special. Its not worth hurting your liver and other organs for.
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    I don't know. There's plenty of lovely alcohol I happily damage my liver with :cool:
     
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    Obviously you are not drinking enough. :p
     
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    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  22. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Soooo...let's get this straight. You're telling me that all these crazy threads you've been creating - they were created while you were sober?

    Now I need a drink. ;)
     
  23. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    I took this line until I actually found some drinks that I like.

    I still think that when ordering something new there's a 70-30 chance it'll be rank but some alcoholic drinks are truly delicious. I think lot of the cheap, common ones are at best, nothing special and at worst, truly unpleasant.

    Anyway, I don't see why she'd disbelieve your answers. I drink very rarely but often drink a lot when I do (I drink to get drunk, shoot me) and have never taken any type of recreational drug, I don't even smoke. You're not that uncommon.
     
  24. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    How are you going to relate to clients if you've never had an addiction?

    I have the solution and its under 20 dollars and will only take a full Saturday of dedication and perseverance:

    [​IMG]
     
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    waloshin might want to take Sunday and Monday off too if he follows through with your plan!
     

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