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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How Long Does Oxycontin Stay in Your System?

Oxycontin is a prescription painkiller that is grouped in a class of drugs known as opiates. It is used to treat high levels of chronic pain. In addition to alleviating pain, it can create feelings of extreme relaxation and euphoria. In a high enough dose, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.

How Long Does Oxycontin Stay in your System?

How long Oxycontin stays in your system depends on the type of testing method. It can stay in your urine 3- 4 days and in your saliva 1-4 days. Drug tests rely on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry or liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry  to determine if Oxycontin is in your system. Hair test can test positive for up to 90 days.

However, if you are concerned how long Oxycontin will stay in your system, it could be a sign that you have a problem. If you are using Oxycontin without a prescription or using more than you are prescribed you may want to consider getting help. Trying to determine how long Oxycontin will stay in your system in order to pass a drug test is part of the insanity of addiction. Whether you are trying to pass a drug test for legal, employment or family-related reasons, consider what you stand to lose if you test positive for Oxycontin.  If it is important that you pass a drug test, but find that you cannot stop using or attempt to continuing using as long as possible prior to taking the test, you may want to seek treatment.

The statistics are truly terrifying. According to the Center for Disease Control, 100 people die each day as a result of overdosing. In 2008 there were almost 15,000 deaths as a result of prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin. That’s an entire college campus. It’s the size of a small town. In 2010, 2 million people reported that at some point in the past year they used prescription painkillers not under the supervision of a doctor for the first time. With such an alarming number of new users, we can only expect to see an increase in the number of overdoses.

There is a Solution is a free service that helps men, women and teens break out of the viscous cycle of addiction and enjoy a life free from the bonds of drugs and alcohol by finding them the help they need. If you are tired of the chaos and pain of addiction and if you want to be able to enjoy life clean and sober, reaching out for help is the first step. Don’t lose another day to addiction—call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.