SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Should I expect to be drug tested prior to starting a VA internship? I ask because I take a prescription stimulant, and I've read that it can cause you to test positive for amphetamines. I'm wondering if I should stop taking it for a week or so before I start, just to be safe. Long background story: I know that drug testing facilities will generally ask if you're taking any prescription medications, and that they're supposed to take this into account when looking at your results. But I also have a friend who nearly lost her practicum over this - she told the testing facility that she's prescribed adderall, but they overlooked this and reported to her practicum site that she'd failed the test, and the practicum site made a call to our department chair. It was eventually cleared up and she was able to start her practicum, but she ended up having to disclose her private medical history to a lot of people. I really don't want to have to provide copies of my prescriptions right at the start internship.