I wanted to get some input on others regarding whether I would be eligible for MPT.
My last illegal drug use (or even illegal use of a drug) was 19 months ago and was a single day little blip that I regretted almost immediately, and other than that I would have 29+ months clean from illegal drugs. Possession and purchase are both more than 29 months ago.
Also working against me is that on a high public trust application a little less than two years I answered incorrectly that I had not used illegal drugs in the past year (it had only been 9 months, and I was going to have a year soon) and that I had not possessed or purchased them (rationalizing that they were really asking whether I had sold them). I had always planned to come forth about it to the investigators, and I did – I told them everything, but that turned out to be much much later than I thought it would be. In retrospect this was very stupid for me to think that, but I honestly thought it would likely somehow turn out fine. And it actually did appear fine for a long time. My interim had been granted based on the public trust I held previously, and I was there for four and a half months.
Excluding the single time 19 months ago, I used for a span of 21 months total – starting with only on the weekend about every 3 weeks, and ending with a few weeks of almost daily – there is also a 100 day period of sobriety in there where I was attending my first intensive outpatient program.
I wanted to get some input on my situation today. I’ve been aware that even a secret clearance is out of the question, but I have over a year clean now, am taking my recovery seriously. What are my chances of being granted moderate public trust?