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Ephedrine

#2
Tordyleighs said:
Hi i wondered if there was anyway to avoid being thrown out of the military for a failed cdt test (it was epherdrine)
Anything at all ?
I'd imagine not.

And this thread should be stickied, as the grey area of ephedrine being banned or not rises its ugly head every six months or so.
 
#3
Just had to google what epherdrine was.

I couldn't find anywhere that said it is an illegal drug, What do the army say? Do they class it as a steroid?
 

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#4
Seems that it raises a false positive as an amphetamine. Prescription only over a certain dosage but not an illegal substance.

Does anyone know the official policy?
 
#6
The military down graded me as a result of being injured in iraq, then through their ill after care and not transfering physio etc to where i was moved to ive been kept down graded no matter how many times ive tried to get up graded i then applied to go on tour to iraq with my reg and the military still said no,i paid for a private medical and everything to try and get upgarded i stupidly took the drug once to improve my fitness to get upgarded and have been caught i didnt even think of the consquences,just want to to go serve with my reg,by making a stupid mistake for the job that i love im being thrown out im desperate i dont want the boot?The military is my life i dont want to lose my job through sheer stupidity id do anything?
 
#8
Basicallly that im out in 3 months they will give me a re-settlement course, not recieved documentation yet no been showed the results in black and white etc?
 
#9
Tordyleighs said:
i stupidly took the drug once to improve my fitness
I'm not a doctor and haven't got a clue about this stuff but two thoughts spring to mind.
1 - How long after taking it did you have your CDT?
2 - How long does this stuff remain in a person's system as a detectable substance?
 
#15
strange they are giving you resettlement on a CDT discharge, do u know under what QRs they are discharging u under?

Were you afb 130A? or could it be for medical
 
#16
Just had look on the army website and found no mention of ephedrine being banned, never heard it mentioned in a substance missuse lecture nor has it came up on orders like popers have.
 
#17
Surely, IIRC if you were discharged for a CDT failure you were just fcuked off, no resettlement? For a controlled drug ie cannabis/heroin/cocaine etc you were gaoled first weren't you?
 
#18
hogspawn said:
Surely, IIRC if you were discharged for a CDT failure you were just fcuked off, no resettlement? For a controlled drug ie cannabis/heroin/cocaine etc you were gaoled first weren't you?
Cannibis use is usually just kicked out (sometimes junior ranks can even soldier on).
A CDT WO1 told me only one person had ever failed due to morphone based drug and that person was a nurse who had mental problem.
Not sure on coke I know that people will be discharge from the army because of it but I'm not sure if they go via colly.
 
#19
I have a friend (sounds dodgy doesn't it?) who is prescribed ephedrine for Asthma..........................may be worth looking in to, if it is prescribed for Asthma then may be it is a legal drug. Hope it helps.
 

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