So my urine tested positive for cocaine during my appointment with my pain specialist this morning. I haven't touched it in over 3 weeks so I'm really surprised... and bummed... and consequently pretty pissed at myself that I let this happen. In the 7 or 8 years I've been seeing this doctor and acing his tests, there's never been any reason for suspicion or distrust, so I'm pretty sure, at present, that he's giving me the benefit of the doubt that it was a false positive. He did however tell his admin to "send it in to the lab".

My understanding is that the lab can perform a more stringent analysis and is far more accurate... as in, if the lab says it's positive, it's positive... not false positive. Is all that accurate?

Assuming the worst and the lab does report back positive for coke, is there a standard protocol for what my Doc will do? I'm thinking, the next time I talk to him about this topic, I should stop denying and admit to "trying" it once a few weeks back. Will he request a hair sample? If so, he will learn that it was not an isolated incident. He will also see that I smoke weed and engage in other party favors such as MDMA from time to time.

I realize that all ties with all this fun stuff must now be severed. I am fully capable of and have no objections to doing this.

Anyone have any ideas regarding what comes next when the lab results come back? Suggestions for how forthright I should be regarding my usage of the aforementioned substances? Do I need to act sad and remorseful or will just being myself, admit to making poor decisions, vow to end it all effective immediately... yadda, yadda....??

I know there's nothing I can do about at this very point in time, so I'm trying not to freak out too badly. But I think I would feel a lot better if I knew what to expect next, good or bad. As such, any insight, wisdom and/or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

And I don't mean to sound dick-ish in saying this, but if you plan to respond so that you can pass your judgement on to me, inform me of how stupid am or anything along those lines, I'll thank you to kindly keep it to yourself. I'm a big boy and well aware of all that... and know there will be consequences to face.

Thanks in advance!!