I've been on Methadone for about 3 years and now I have to take a drug test for a potential job. I'm not sure if I should be up front with them or if I should just wait to see how the results of the drug test turn out. I'm worried that if I test positive for Methadone that they company won't hire me, even though it's illegal to discriminate against me for being on methadone. My counselor says that not all places even specifically test for methadone so it may not matter. I have a friend who is also on methadone who has had issues with not getting hired after taking a drug test. One place told him he tested positive for morphine and even though he had told both the company and the drug testing company about the methadone ahead of time, the drug testing place told him that the only way he could test positive for morphine was if he had done morphine. I'm not sure if the place just didn't know what they were talking about or what. My counselor says that all opiates come out of body as morphine and there are ways to test for the combining element that deciphers whether it is vicodin, percocet, oxycontin, heroin, or whatever. I've also heard that methadone won't come up on a drug test unless they specifically test for it. My friend has also had issues getting hired after the company finds out he's on methadone. Even though the drug testing place isn't legally allowed to tell the company what medications you are taking as long as you have a prescription, somehow the company still turned him down and blamed it on his backround check which should be clean according to my friend... this place was Wal-mart, the same place I'm being interviewed for. How is one to know if the drug testing facility broke the law and told the company information about you when the company tells you that you're not being hired for another reason? I'm not sure if I should tell the drug testing facility about the methadone and that I have a prescription before I take the test or if I should wait until I get the results and then tell them I have the prescription. My counselor tells me that it depends on the facility that I go to as to how specific and detailed their drug test will be.