Im A Functioning Drug Addict

I am what you call a long term functioning drug addict....I currently hold a Senior Management position - 3 years ago I was given an extra 6 months notice that mouth swab drug testing was being introduced & it would be mandatory, being told constantly "don't think you wont get tested cause you will"

STILL didn't stop me & as I still have not been called up i still use everyday .....

I'm very mindful that my evasive tactics and sheer good luck have run their course and testing time is bound to happen very soon, I would never quit my job but also I would never want work knowing the extent of my drug use so i always make sure to carry couple of Fisherman's Friends in my work jacket ready to munch on for when I do get called up....& yes on the mouth swab tests they really work ..... Im in two minds about getting caught though.....

One side of me does not really want to get caught & have to do the walk of shame..yet as I have been working 10 hour days for the last 9 years the other side is simply begging to get busted so I can have a break & concentrate on going to rehab in peace without having to worry about working for 3-6months....
noreasontogetup noreasontogetup
36-40, F
1 Response Jan 13, 2013

I am an addict as well. For years I was a "functioning" addict, but that never lasts forever. I lost my teaching career due to my addiction. I taught almost 20 years. It was my passion. I don't even recognize my life anymore. Take care of your problem before you end up in trouble. Losing your career would just fuel your addiction.