Background Checks - Page 2

December 1st, 2004  
Originally Posted by egoz
when i was looking at the MI MOS's they recruiter told me that any type of drug use, even as an experiment would harm me in getting top secret clearance. i don't know how true it is, but that's just what he told me.
See my above post. With T/S clearances previous experimentation will not help you on your application, but it is also not going to be a determining factor in disqualifying you. Do not forget, there may be other, small factors and drug usage could be the marble that tips the bowl.

Stay away from drugs and the people who use them. If you have used them be honest about how many times and when.

Also, being associated with people who possess/use illegal substances is a clear sign of lack of judgement. This issue alone can negatively impact your chance of getting a security clearance.