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Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by chazzyboy122, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. chazzyboy122

    chazzyboy122 New Member

    Dec 3, 2018
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    i took weak steroids in the pass, regret 2bh

    will this be tested in the urine test.
  2. MORP

    MORP Member

    Oct 1, 2018
    It depends on if the drugs are fully out of your system, if so then there is no way it would show up in your urine.
  3. Firedrake

    Firedrake Member

    May 30, 2016
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    Passed PRMC
    The test is used to detect protein levels in the urine, mainly to detect kidney issues I think. First drugs test is in training to my understanding.

    This page should give you some info on detection times

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  4. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    A polite request: no text speak on the forum please. The reason for this is because ultimately the forum exists to promote the career aspirations of potential Royal Marines. Clear, conventional language, free of text speak and street slang is important here. Thanks.

    Rather than debating how long drugs might be detectable a more productive approach is to be mindful that service policy on drug misuse by serving personnel is one of zero tolerance. Serving personnel of any rank can be subjected to a Compulsory Drugs Test. A failure can and often does lead to dismissal.

    But few of us haven't done daft stuff in our lives. What matters is how we crack on in future. One of the Careers Advisers on here is best placed to give you some guidance on this specific topic: @Ninja_Stoker or @CHUB! perhaps. Best of luck.
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    Whilst we can play the good cop/bad cop thing and the good cop (@CHUB!) is on their hols in the Windies, it would be very easy for me to condemn out of hand but, truth is, people do stupid things and this is one of them.

    You'll be tested for recreational & performance-enhancing drugs during Recruit Training, not before. If tested positive, you are out.

    There you have it.

    If you are a body-builder/gym-bunny/muscle-bosun steroid user, you probably won't pass selection, let alone recruit training...unless you ditch the weights and crack-on with the CV fitness aspects.
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  6. J18

    J18 New Member

    Nov 30, 2018
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    If the first drug test is during training what is the urine test for at face to face medical ?
  7. AngryArgie

    AngryArgie New Member

    Mar 29, 2019
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  8. ex killick

    ex killick Ex-Matelot

    Apr 30, 2009
    Golden showers.
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  9. kirbymorgan17

    kirbymorgan17 New Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    for your own health and well being refrain from taking steroids i have no idea how long these substances live in your system suffice to say you are only cheating yourself let alone the british armed forces and you will undoubtedly be found out if you have to rely on alien substances as such it will be impossible to achieve commando status no commando will tolerate such activity along side him who wants a cheat and a fraud next to him that has to rely on a falsehood one day without your supplements you will become weak as a lamb and fold like a cheap deckchair the roids nont maketh the commando all the best with that one.
  10. DutyWretch

    DutyWretch Royal Marines Commando

    Oct 27, 2016
    ‘Gear’ (steroids) are the most expensive to test for.

    The drugs tests you get in training and throughout your career, are basic dip tests for THC, opiates, amphetamines etc etc.

    However if it’s suspected you’re a on ‘roids, they will test you, as a load of lads on OP Herrick (I won’t say which) found out.

    All lost their jobs and were discharged.

    Navy discipline is absolute, there is no army style ‘strikes’ rule.

    Stay away from it all, and you’ll have no issues.