I might accept a position for a defense contractor that requires successful completion of a Top Secret security clearance investigation. The job does not involve intel/counterintel, so no polygraph. But obviously I intend to be as truthful as possible. With that I’ll just go ahead and cut to the chase:
About 5 months ago I was at a bachelor party and used adderall. I do not have a prescription for adderall, and I imagine, ‘wanting to stay focused for a night out on the town,’ is not following with the regularly prescribed usage directions. Use occurred one time on two consecutive nights (friday and saturday before going out).
Honestly, I just did not realize that prescription drugs were included in the security clearance investigation. I realize they can be abused just the same as illegal drugs, but at the time I stupidly assumed it would not be an issue. There were other illegal drugs present that weekend, which I had no interest in using. Had I known using the adderall would cause an issue with obtaining a security clearance, I would absolutely not have used it.
For the sake of full disclosure within 7 years: About 5 years ago, almost an identical situation occurred except instead of adderall it was cocaine. Use was limited to several instances (maybe 2-4) over 2 days.
No other drug use (illegal or unprescribed prescription drug) occurred within the last 7 years.
Will the above prevent me from obtaining a top secret clearance?