I recently graduated in December and do not start work until July. Since then I have been living in a country where many drugs that would be considered controlled in the United States are available over the counter. For the most part I have been staying clear of them (and I did not touch any recreational drugs). However, recently due to heavy drinking I started to go through fairly intense alcohol withdrawal (fever, night sweats, anxiety, etc.). I went to a doctor in this country and he told me to take valium once a day for a week and stop drinking (he did not write a prescription because its available over the counter).
Initially I assumed valium would only show up in urine for a few days, but I just read valium has the longest half life of benzos and can show up for 1-2 weeks sometimes. The reason I am slightly concerned is I head back to the states in 6 days and will be taking my drug test 1-2 days after I get back. With that said I also read online that most employers do not test for benzos because they use the 5 panel test and only only rarely do employers do a 10 panel and its mostly if its for heavy manufacturing/trucking etc.
Does anyone here know if banks test for benzo's in their screening? I guess I could try to dilute the sample if needed but honestly that is a pain and I would rather not go through it.