I was stopped for texting while driving which I know is wrong but I did it anyway. I was swurving while trying to text and swurved several times within 5 minutes causing someone to call my tags in to the police. For 3 days previous to that I had relapsed on my sisters adderall ER, clonazepan, a couple of blue xanexes and a couple of valiums. The last time I took an adderall was at 3pm and last time I took a valium and clonazepan and xanex was the night before but I had been doing this for 3 days. I was arrested for DWI-DRUGS after failed the eye field sobrietty test, then taken to the hopital by police and given a blood test to test for drugs. I made the biggest mistake in my life. I have never been in this kind of trouble in my entire life. I don't take pills anymore because I had been sober for 2 years but two days before Christmas Eve (my arrest), I snapped due to lack of sleep and spiritualty and let everything get to me and I took the pills for 3 days and do not have aprescription for them. On Day 1, I took 6 30mg adderall ER and that night took several .5mg clonazepan and a 1 mg xanex and 5mg valium. On day 2 Idid the same and Day 3 I took the adderall (same amount in the morning) and 1 extra at 3pm and was arrested at 8pm that night. I did not take any benzos that day. Can anyone help me and tell me what my blood test results might look like. Do the pills lose their strength everyday to where I won't show as many pills in my blood from taking them for 3 days. I am clueless to this and have looked up and searched the internet and have found nothing to explain it to me. Do the blood test come back with specific pills and levels and if so, what constittues a level. what will happen to me if the levels are very high? I don't know what to do. I am always on here because I belong to several support groups on depression, sleep disorders, and anxiety but I've not had to have to resort to asking you all this question. But I don't know whao else to ask except people who might have knowledge of it on here. Please reply to this. I need answers quick if at all possible. Sorry this was so detailed. thank you!
It will show the medication and the amt in your body at the time of the test. Bad news, on the Adderall, it has a half life of 9 hrs so it would be in your body for 45 hrs. Valium has a half life of 30 hrs, so it would be in your system for about 6.5 days. xanax has a half life of 11 hrs, so it would be in your body for 55 hrs. I suspect you've learned 2 hard lessons on this.
Dear Confused, A lot of what will happen to you will depend on your age (are you a minor) and what state you live in. Since you didn't have prescriptions for the drugs in your system, you could receive anything from a hefty fine, probation and/or losing your license for a period of time. Usually 90 days, with the chance of applying for a hardship license after 30 days. The hardship license would allow you to drive to work, but nothing else. It would be best if you got yourself a lawyer or applied for a public defender from the court if you can't afford one. You really don't want to walk into court on your own with this one. You can Google DWI laws in your state and get a fair idea of the outcome. My ex had one beer after work, got pulled over 10 min after finishing it, lost his license for 90 days and ended up with $900 in fines and lawyers fees. Most expensive beer he ever drank!
Obviously I don't have to tell you that texting and driving is extremely dangerous and you're lucky your swerving didn't take out a car or a small child standing by the side of the road. And you know the drug use was stupid. I understand we all have moments of stupidity (had a few of them myself)! But it's time to decide if it was just a moment, or if it's time to get some help dealing with the situations in your life that led to the stupidity. You might find that this was actually the best thing that could have happened to you. Fear of the unknown can be disabling. I would suggest you visit a lawyer so you can get some concrete answers and figure out how to deal with your situation. I wish you the best of luck. Lisa
You are lucky you are not dead from the amount of pills you took! If they test for individual drugs, each one will come up (and it is likely that they will test for individual drugs) they may just test for classes of drug then you will have a positive for amphetamines and for benzodiazepines. They may take your license for a period of time and will likely charge you some hefty fines. They may make you enter rehab too. Hopefully this is a wake up call for you. You are very lucky that you are not dead with that amount of benzos in the body not to mention high doses of amphetamine!! If I took that much amphetamine I wouldnt sleep for days either. You are doing awful things to your body and you need to find better ways to deal with stress! Perhaps you need to look into some counselling to help you understand why you feel the need to self medicate and help you deal with stress better.
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