Zavatee wrote:Since the DUI happened through the court system and is on your record, yes the interviewer will know about your rap sheet and ask you questions about it and will probably also know about your mental health diagnoses.
Good to know, thanks. I wasn’t sure if she would know about the dx’s or not.
seeminglyplain wrote:Going off your previous treatment records you're going to get CDT again for sure.
seeminglyplain wrote:During a chem evaluation they can see your criminal and driving records because you have to bring them with you, and if you don't sign the forms for them to speak to witnesses they'll say the evaluation is incomplete. The witnesses are the most important part and you need to have people that are on your side and know what to say to get the outcome you want. And don't have anything in your system because you will probably get piss tested. I wouldn't worry about the homo sh1t, because all they'll really care about is ticking off boxes that match up with substance abuse in the dsm.
I have a friend who I know will help me with the witness part, but I’m worried the interviewer will want a family member as well. I’m not sure who would be willing to lie for me there. I won’t be consuming anything before the appointment. I’m always prepared for a UA when it comes to court stuff now.
seeminglyplain wrote:If I was you I would be more worried about the AsPD dx than substance abuse. At least with the substance abuse dx you can turn that into a redemption story of sorts later in your life and get some benefit out of it. With the apd dx every person in the medical and legal system you deal with is going to think you're lying and running some sort of game on them. I'm pretty sure there is some law that states when you get dx'ed it has to be the least restrictive diagnoses available. I thought that this was why people with chemical dependency shouldn't be dx'ed with a pd until the addiction had been resolved. I've been looking into this as a way to get my AsPD dx changed to something different.
Interesting. Maybe I can get my dx changed, too. That would certainly be helpful. Thank you for the response. Informative and helpful.
Courtier wrote:^Bipolar (mania), PTSD and substance abuse are usually the ways out of an AsPD dx. Just depends on your history, how you can spin it.
Slimsally was a drinker so probably she can relate the antisocial behaviours to that rather than her own orientation; Higher education and being sober are both pluses but I know in the UK there is a reluctance to reinstate a licence when there are long term, 'aggravating' mental health conditions that would easily allow you to fall back into the previous cycles and therefore become a danger to people. Convincing them that the antisocial stuff was all about the alcoholism would probably be the best way to approach it, since you haven't got the time to try to alter your current dx. Tie them together then make sure to shut it all down and show that you are no longer dependent.
That’s a good idea. I haven’t been arrested in several years, so I can say I was a victim of substance abuse.