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avoiding going to war

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Spock's Brain

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Once upon a time ago when I joined the military, I went to a military entrance exam station. Before I was given my medical exam I was told, "your going to take a drug test, if we find marijuana in your system you won't be able to join for (I forget how many) months, if we find (other substances) you'll be permantely disqualified.

It was my understanding that if I failed the drug test, I would just be dismissed. That would be the consequence, it's not like jail time. You just can't join if you fail.

So I wonder,

If there was another military draft, or if someone lived during the times of the military draft...

Could just showing up completely lit up, mean that you would just be dismissed from getting drafted?

If service was "compulsory" and you had imbibed multiple contraband substances, what would happen?
I think if there was a draft you'd still have to go to war. Otherwise, anyone could get out of it by saying I'm gay and a chronic cocaine user. That’d cut their numbers in half (at least).

It is a different situation when one is volunteering.
admitting to drug use might get you out, but can also attract a lot of attention, heavy questioning and so on

what SWIM did was to find some doctor he knew, have him make some fake note on some health issue and thats it..
If you were being reviewed for induction, admission or proof of drug-use will get you out unless you sign a waiver, though don't be surprised if there were legal repercussions (to include blacklisting). If you're worried about that and go through with induction, you could always admit to it later and get out. Make no mistake, you can get into some trouble for admitting drug use within the military--most likely a summary court-martial resulting in thirty days in the brig, forfeiture of pay and allowances, and a reduction in pay-grade. The whole thing would likely result in an Administrative Discharge for "Misconduct," because they can't keep a proven substance-abuser unless they send them through treatment--it's generally preferable to discharge.

Neither option is great, but I probably wouldn't worry about a draft; it's not a popular option from a military or political perspective. Few want another Vietnam War.
i hear you, i guess. what's the brigg? and drafts suck, i'd go lit up, just IN CASE i got discharged, or become a major junkie until the war was over, which would have some drawbacks, but oh well.
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