I was recently involved in a domestic situation, which resulted in my arrest. I now, have DCYF in my life because of it. Since i was drinking when that happened, my caseworker wants me to take "substance abuse" tests. I occasionally smoke marijuana for my high anxiety. I also have PTSD. Can my caseworker take my child away for having thc in my system?
I will post a video you should watch. I am sorry CPS is in your life. Make sure if someone asks you to submit to a urine test, or hair follicle test, that they have the authority to order you to submit to such a test.
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If you are found to be using substances without a prescription, it may bode negatively toward your fitness as a parent. Work with your doctor to assess your relationship with substances to seek appropriate treatment. The judge, not the caseworker, shall be the one to decide what the relationship will be. The caseworker has substantial influence in informing that judge. Work with your attorney to ensure you are doing what needs to be done to support reunification.
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