Passing a Drug Test: Facts and Myths

There are many myths regarding the various ways people can pass a drug test. The truth is drug tests today are far more sophisticated and accurate than they were several years ago. They can test for a greater variety of drugs—including synthetic marijuana products and substances designed to throw a drug test.

 

 

 

The following are 5 myths about passing a drug test:

  • Drinking Water

If you are trying to pass a drug test by drinking an excessive amount of water, there are two things you should know. One, if you drink too much water you run the risk of water poisoning, which happens when you drink so much water that it throws your electrolyte balance off with fatal consequences. Two, drinking enough water can dilute your urine sample to the point where it is unreadable, but drug testing facilities are aware that this is a method individuals will use to try and pass a drug test. They will often regard it as a “fail.”

  • Adding Bleach

Adding bleach to your drug test will throw off the pH levels of your urine. This is a red flag that the sample has been tampered with and will result in a “fail.”

  • “Detox” Products or “Cleansers”

These products are usually just a scam to make money. If there is a substance in them that can mask the presence of a drug, it will be evident that the sample has been tampered with. If there was a product out there that actually worked, drug testing companies would figure out a way to test for it.

  • Drinking Vinegar

If you drink enough to affect the results of your drug test, it will be apparent that the sample was somehow altered. Also, drinking vinegar can make you violently sick.

  • Exercise

Because marijuana is stored in your fat cells, some people believe that if they exercise a lot before their drug test, it will detox the drug out of your body.

 

While for some it may seem like common sense—if you are being drug tested, just don’t use drugs. However, if you have a serious problem with drugs, then it’s not that simple. Addiction makes drugs you sole focus—everything else that was once important seems to fade into the background. As it states in 12 Step literature “We lived to use and used to live.” If you cannot stop using drugs long enough to pass a drug test, it may be time to ask for help.

There is Solution is a free referral service that helps men and women who think they might have a just are going through and were able break free from their addictions and the fear and insanity that comes with using. We know that finding a better way to live is possible we found one.

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