What Happens if You Fail a Drug Test?

Illegal drugs are illegal for a reason, which is why a drug test picks them up. That being said, generally the punishment for failing a drug test is loosing your job. Some jobs with good employee benefits offer the employee the option to go to drug rehab, and get treatment, and then return to their job afterwords. If you fail a drug test while in a drug program offered by the state, or while being processed for jail time, your sentence can be made longer, and jail time is usually guaranteed depending on the severity of the drug used, and the circumstances under which the drug test was administered.