Myth: Your chain of command says it doubts the accuracy of your positive urinalysis.

Truth: Commanders will place a lot of faith in the test results, so you should never try to explain your side of the story without the help of an attorney who has a lot of experience with this kind of case. When people in authority ask you to guess what could have gone wrong with your test — or with any allegation of wrongdoing — they could be trying to trap you into saying something they’ll use against you later. If you are told that you have failed a drug test, or are suspected of doing anything wrong, talk to an experienced military attorney before you make any statement.