Don’t Get Caught Up In The Nonsense
There’s a lot of misinformation on the web regarding drug testing. Most of it are lies about buying products (ie detox drinks, additives, fake pee) to help pass a drug test, but there’s also a lot of nonsense about getting caught. You can hear stories about people testing dirty for opiates if they had certain bagels, or testing positive for cocaine if they had dental work recently. We’ll clear some of that up here.
Do Detox Drinks Work?
While these detox drinks can be effective at diluting your urine to the point of a negative test result (which is a good thing, testing positive is what we don’t want!), they are basically just using the dilution method. This means that you may have just wasted $30-40 on something you could have accomplished with just water! Also, most labs can tell if you just diluted your urine, so depending on the brand you may still fail.
Can I Fail A Drug Test For Opiates If I Eat Poppyseeds?
The drug tests will only test positive if you are showing the certain amount of metabolites for any given narcotic. It’s not like you can eat a single poppyseed and test dirty because there’s a minute trace in your system, the tests are weighted to forgive that. Also, a long time ago, the cutoff levels for the Opiate class were raised from 300ng/mL to 2000 ng/mL to eliminate interference with initial immunoassay screening tests as a result of dietary ingestion of poppy seeds. You would have to eat a serious amount of bagels to test dirty!
Will I Fail A THC Test From Second-Hand Smoke?
Again this myth is mostly false, because the drug tests are weighted to account for this. Marijuana tests positive starting at 50 ng/ml, meaning if you were around someone while they were smoking once or twice within the last month you will be fine. Although, if you were driving them around them while hot-boxing your car everyday or getting smoke shotgunned, you may want to think about diluting your pee. At that point you’re pretty much a user…
The Dilution Method Doesn’t Work
Actually this is the only method that will work guaranteed, if you follow specific directions. The people who fail using this method are the ones who didn’t know about utilizing the right technique. There are a few more steps than just drinking water, although it doesn’t require any special products or additives.
Most of These Myths Are Born of Ignorance
If you intend on passing a drug test then you need to get educated on what the labs check for, how much they check for, how they test you, and only then will you be able to Pass A Drug Test!