Yes hi, more and more we are seeing the DVLA contacting GPs with regards to alcohol issues and I think the real issue here is DVLA are finding alcohol problems behind most drink drivers and if that was not enough they are discovering anxiety&depression issues, it wasn't so long ago that once classed dependant then you would be with the DVLA medical team for 3 years now it's shifted to six years, the DVLA system is constantly changing or moving the goal posts to make it harder for drink drivers or alcohol related drivers to be signed back on the road, nevertheless the DVLA CDT medical is there for persistent drinkers, problem drinkers and alcoholics who simply cannot go a day without a drink, and therefore a refusal will follow but just to add as a nation drink plays a huge part of normal life for many and us Brits drink far to much anyway and it's common sense that DVLA are well aware of this prompting investigation if you are unfortunate enough to be in the DVLA medical process......and if you answer no to all questions and your CDT is low mine was 0.8 (as I did) they are more inclined to investigate because the people who answer no are most likely to have alcohol issues like I did .....
Hiya Honestman, many thanks again for your reply....
Can you show me where it states 6 years, do you mean i have to take blood samples so many times a year proving i have had not one drop of alcohol over a 6 year period?
I have just been on the phone with my doctor, he states that in 2014, some doc or other has stated dependency, in addition to 2005. also was treated in 2018 with whats an anti craving drug called acamprosate
so basically i will be seen as having dependency on alcohol, so they (DVLA) will make me wait a year before i can prove i can get behind a wheel again then? Or would they give me a temp licence and prove i can keep it, then this in your statement would be testing me for 6 years?? Or after the 12 months give me a licence and then keep doing the same testing for a 6 year term?
I'm not going to lie on that questionaire btw, i want to be honest on it, so many on this forum state put "no" to everything, i don't think that's right personally if someone has had problems with alchol in their past
P.S. how's it going for you now, are you going through it with the DVLA etc? Where are you up to with it all?