Illinois National Guard

TDS Services For Soldiers Facing Substance Abuse Based Separations
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The Army requires the initiation of separation proceedings against any Soldier who has tested positive for an illicit drug.  However, this does not mean that the Soldier  will, in fact, be separated.


Positive urinalysis may range from prescribed medications that have expired, to those indicating cocaine or marijuana abuse.  Marijuana synthetics are banned by the military.  Any Soldier  who tests positive for an illicit substance will be required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation.  You should speak to TDS immediately upon being advised of a positive urinalysis result, to best evaluate your options.

Legal Memoranda, References and Services

AR 600-85, Army Substance Abuse Program


NGB Medical Review Policy for Presumptive Urinalysis Tests Positives


R40-51 Medical Review Officers and Review of Positive Urinalysis Drug Testing Results