Medication and Package Car

LVDwantsmore

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I’ve been a UPSer for almost 12 years. During my time at the company I’ve gone through some ups and downs like everyone else does. Long story short, I was an addict for a couple of years. I’ve been clean for over two years but I still take medication so I don’t fall back into that vicious cycle. My prescribing doctor will not sign off on my DOT even though I’ve been cleared to go back to work without restrictions. What can I do or who can I go to about this?
 

burrheadd

KING Of GIFS
I’ve been a UPSer for almost 12 years. During my time at the company I’ve gone through some ups and downs like everyone else does. Long story short, I was an addict for a couple of years. I’ve been clean for over two years but I still take medication so I don’t fall back into that vicious cycle. My prescribing doctor will not sign off on my DOT even though I’ve been cleared to go back to work without restrictions. What can I do or who can I go to about this?

What kinda meds we talking about
 

BrownFlush

Well-Known Member
I’ve been a UPSer for almost 12 years. During my time at the company I’ve gone through some ups and downs like everyone else does. Long story short, I was an addict for a couple of years. I’ve been clean for over two years but I still take medication so I don’t fall back into that vicious cycle. My prescribing doctor will not sign off on my DOT even though I’ve been cleared to go back to work without restrictions. What can I do or who can I go to about this?
Two years clean. Great news. Stay strong.
Maybe someone with some authority in the rehab program you were involved in or if a lawyer was involved anywhere in the process, could make the call to your doctor.
 

LVDwantsmore

New Member
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There is a list of drugs you can take

and still have a dot card don’t think Subox is on it

Maybe talk to somebody at the union hall if you pay dues

I don’t believe it’s on the list either. I think it’s more my doctor not wanting to be held liable if anything. It’s quite challenging to find a prescribing doctor in my area and under my insurance that actually cares for my well-being. It’s the same three questions every visit each month.
 
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