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Drug Testing Methods & Timelines for the Top 8 Most Abused Drugs
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The top 8 most abused drugs can remain in the body for varying periods of time, depending on several factors such as: When the drugs were last consumed The volume of drugs taken Whether you took multiple drugs at the same time The frequency of use Your weight, age, metabolism level, and amount of body fat While some drugs, like alcohol and prescription benzodiazepines, are legal, or legalized, as recreational marijuana is in certain states, it does not mean your employer won’t still require you to submit to drug testing in the workplace. What Drug Tests Are Used to Detect Drugs? Several different drug tests can detect the presence of drugs in the body. The length of time the drugs… Read More
Dealing with Urinalysis on Short Notice
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If you’ve been assigned a drug screening on short notice, the thought of it can invoke panic. Drug-testing technology has advanced such that it’s practically impossible to fake a test. A clean urine sample is all you need for a negative result and to land your dream job. A urine test is unsettling because evidence of marijuana use can be detected anywhere from a few days to a month or more after your last dose, depending on how frequently you use it.1 Although urine tests aren’t always 100% accurate, excuses won’t help. One reason is that laboratories typically follow standard procedures which include an immunoassay test to screen samples, a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer to confirm positive results, and a… Read More
What to Know About Urine Drug Screening (Infographic)
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Urine drug screenings are used for a variety of purposes, from employment and sports to rehabilitation and medicine. Urine tests offer an effective way to screen for various drugs and substances, including: Marijuana Heroin Opioids Cocaine PCP MDMA Alcohol Amphetamines and More The detection of these substances will depend on when they were last used, how often they are used, the type of urine test, and other such factors. In some cases, a drug could remain detectable in urine for 30 days or longer. Currently, there are two different urine drug screening tests. The Immunoassay test is the faster of the two but is not 100% accurate. The Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry test is more reliable but takes longer to get… Read More
Athletes and Drug Testing
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The use of performance-enhancing drugs among athletes has always been a concern. Their use can be traced to the ancient Olympic Games when the pressure to succeed was just as strong as today. Drug testing is also a controversial matter. Those who ask “Should athletes be drug tested?” cite the right to privacy, due process protections, and other constitutional issues—but the analysis of urine, hair, or blood samples drawn from high school, college, and professional athletes remains a common practice. Drug testing programs are managed in various ways. Mandatory drug testing for athletes is often required for those in interscholastic programs. Some schools require only voluntary testing or do so upon reasonable suspicion, while others use random testing as a… Read More
Drug Testing Myths: Will Drinking Water Help a Person Pass a Drug Test?
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Despite the growing acceptance of marijuana across North America and abroad, more and more American companies are electing to screen their employees with mandatory drug testing. For many ordinary people, this means a lot of hassle. Most businesses won’t tell you exactly what they’re testing for and in what amounts, leaving their staff in a constant state of anxiety and confusion, even if they’re only a one-time user. As a result of this confusion, many myths have surfaced about what exactly will show up in a test—and how to beat it. Here, we’ll examine one of those common myths about passing a drug test—that drinking excessive amounts of water beforehand will beat the system. Does it actually work? We’ll also… Read More
Synthetic Urine and Its Everyday Uses
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Synthetic Urine and Its Everyday Uses Infographic
Human urine contains a mixture of urea, uric acid, sulfates, creatinine, and other compounds. Researchers have created synthetic urine in laboratories, which is indistinguishable from the real thing. Used in scientific research, synthetic urine has been applied to product testing and in alternative medicine. It’s even been used as a garden fertilizer. Now, synthesized urine is used by many to pass workplace or law enforcement drug tests, especially by individuals who use recreational marijuana, which can remain in the body for weeks. In the graphic below, learn what synthetic urine is and how to use it properly (with details on dilution and achieving the right temperature) to pass a drug test without anyone knowing the truth. Read More
Detox Drinks and Shampoos for Passing a Drug Test
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The percentage of positive workplace drug test results in the U.S. has been consistently increasing year after year. In fact, at 4.2%, positive drug tests have recently hit their highest rate in nearly 15 years. With the legalization of marijuana in several states, positive drug tests saw an impressive increase of 75% in a short five-year period. If your employer responds to these increases by testing more aggressively, it's important you know how different detoxing options can help you protect your privacy. For a urine test, our drinkable detox products provide fast, undetectable protection. Rescue Cleanse (16 oz. for those under 200 lbs. and 32 oz. for those 200 lbs. and over) prevents fat burning and holds toxins for up… Read More
Is It Legal for Schools to Drug Test Their Students?
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Student walking down a school hallway
Although there have been no changes in federal legal perspectives since 2002, drug testing in schools is on the rise.1 Students and parents alike are concerned about this trend, and this growing confusion about the rights of students who fail to pass a drug test allows this questionable practice to continue. If you or a student you know is facing drug testing in school, it is important to understand the legal factors involved and the strategies available to avoid the embarrassment, social stigma, and legal consequences associated with failing a random drug test. Let's delve into the legality of school drug testing vs. students’ constitutional rights. Student Drug Testing Defined There are two types of drug testing that take place… Read More
The Step-by-Step Guide to Passing a Drug Test
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The Day of the Test
Nothing can ruin your chances at a job faster than a failed drug test. The consequences of just one positive test can bias employers against you for years to come, destroying your chances of finding gainful employment. Even if you're not the sort of person who occasionally indulges, any number of legal substances can create a false positive. Don't let your future hinge on some mass-produced, easily confused chemical detection process. The following infographic lays out a step-by-step guide that shows you what you need to do to pass a drug test, as well as when to do it. You'll also learn about some of the perfectly legal substances that can still produce a false positive, and the steps to… Read More
The Top Three Popular Drug Tests Most People Fail
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Urine Drug Test
In recent years, it is very common for employers to require prospective employees to pass a drug test before a job offer is made. In addition, employers do test their employees at both scheduled screenings and random drug tests. Employers can choose from four possible testing methods, which include blood, urine, saliva, and hair follicle. Out of these four, the latter three are the most popular tests employers use and people fail. Let’s take a detailed look at each drug test and exactly what is being tested. Urine Drug Test Urine is one of the most widely used testing methods to screen for drugs. The test itself is looking for metabolites, which are chemical changes caused by drug use. Metabolites… Read More