Common reasons for requiring a drug test are for employment, school, sports, accidents, probation or parole.
If you know that you are going to be drug tested, then the first tip you should keep in mind if you want to pass the test is to avoid drugs, or stop using them altogether, duhh.
Of course, this is easier said than done for some people. Many are either having the test in just a few days or they don't have the self-discipline to stay away from drugs. The good news is, there are ways to pass a drug test, even if you're not "clean." So don't be scared that the test will reveal your recent drug use, read on to find out how to pass...
Every Problem has a Solution
All drugs have a different half-life. In other words, every different drug has a different amount of time it takes to dissipate from your body. Every drug has a different time span from when you stopped using to when you are tested, no matter if it is a blood test, saliva, urine or hair follicle test, in which it can be detected by a drug test. It also depends on the amount of the drug taken and when it was taken relative to the time of the test. Every different type of test has a different time span in which it can detect dug use.
Keep in mind that there is no 100% hard and fast rule for how long a drug will be in one's system. However, there are "educated guesses" which can narrow down the window. To estimate how long you have to be clean to pass a drug test, I recommend you use the free, online Drugs Detection Time Chart, by passadrugtesting.com. It's the best one of its kind, its easy accessable online, and its free.
First, try to find out as much information as you can about the test and the testing facility beforehand. First of all, do you even know what kind of test its going to be? Do you know for sure if it is going to be a blood test, saliva test, urine test or hair follicle test? Although it most likely be a urine test, hair follicle tests are becoming more and more popular, so don't assume or speculate; find out for sure.
How to Pass a Urine Drug Test (Piss Test)
Since urine tests are still overwhelmingly the favorite means of testing by most employers, courts and law enforcement, I will cover this type of test first and foremost.
What should you expect? How should you prepare to pass your piss test? First of all, you will need to go to the testing facility prepared. Find out when your testing date is, and prepare prior to the test.
In this test, the testers will collect a urine sample from you and test it for certain chemicals. Now if you want to know how to pass a drug test like this, then you should keep in mind some tips.
If marijuana is your drug of choice, remember that THC is fat soluble, and it gets stored in your fat cells. Cleaning it out of your lipid tissue is very difficult. Many herbal products claim to clean out your system, yet they do nothing to remove THC byproducts from fat cells. A study was done in Germany in 1993 on 50 of the most common herbs used by people trying to pass the test. All 50 herbs failed to cause a negative. Unfortunately, this rumor will not die. Goldenseal (plant) is useless; yet it's still the most common thing people to use. Fortunately, some promising new detox products have emerged since them, though most have not been studied thoroughly enough for me to recomend them.
Beware the Haters
Beware, most testing facilities have caught on to many of the modern ways of people trying to manipulate drug tests and have implemented ways to catch those trying to cheat. For example, many facilities make you change into a very revealing and space-limited hospital gown so that you cannot bring anything into the bathroom with you. Some don’t have a sink so you cannot dilute your piss. Some (probation and parole) even have someone watching you take a piss!
How to give a Clean Sample
Don't give urine from your first urination of the day. It's the dirtiest, and can be heavily filled with metabolites. Urinate a couple of times before giving a test sample. Also, don't give the beginning or end of the stream. Piss in the toilet, then quickly stop and go in the cup. Stop, and shift back to the toilet for the last portion. Only give a midstream sample. Just be sure to give 60 cc's.
As the urine-test industry has matured, so has the urine-test-solutions industry, which now offers a variety of approaches to beating drug tests.
Unfortunately, there is little if any unbiased data on the effectiveness of detox products on the market today. This is do in part, because most detox products rely on herbal or natural ingredients, which are usually not tested by either the pharmaceutical industry or the FDA, so testing is done solely by the manufacturer. There are most likely some good products out there, but there is just insufficient data for me to judge them, much less recommend them. You will have to make up your own mind if you want to take the chance on them or not.
Water and Dilution
Drinking certain liquids like soy milk, pomegranate, water and cranberry juice can actually lower the chemical levels in your bloodstream. People who have been using this method as a way on how to pass a drug test have found pomegranate to work the best.
Hyper saturating your body with fluids will dilute metabolites possibly below the 50 ng/mL threshold, depending on your metabolism. Be aware that creatinine levels are often tested, and will show that the sample has been diluted. Diluting your sample will also produce clear urine, with virtually no yellow color. They will assume that you've diluted your sample, and they may reject your sample on the basis of color alone. It's only necessary to start drinking just before the test. Those who drown themselves in fluid days before a test are only causing unnecessary discomfort. Those who stay up all night drinking don't have any better chance than one who drinks heavily first thing in the morning. Get up early if the test is early, but don't lose sleep over a test that's given in the daytime.
Drink at least eight hefty glasses of fluid (preferably water) just prior to the test. Many people start drinking water several days before the test; which is useless. Water does *not* clean any THC metabolites out of your system because THC is not water soluble. Water only dilutes urine temporarily.
Color your sample yellow by taking 50 to 100 milligrams of vitamin B. Many vitamins will work, but B-2 or B-12 (found in B-complex vitamins) are the most effective, though some will argue that vitamin C is better. This does not guarantee that dilution will work. Diluted samples have been red-flagged when specific gravity and creatinine levels are tested and below normal. If you're taking vitamins at the last minute, check to see if they're time release. If so, crush it up and consume the powder. Coloring your urine isn't all that important because it's normal for people to have clear urine even when they don't consume much fluid.
Diuretics make people urinate frequently. Coffee, cranberry juice, beer, iced tea, herbal tea, and Pepsi are all good diuretics. Grapes are known to be very good diuretics. Diuretics without caffeine or alcohol are recommended because caffeine and alcohol have negative side effects. Cranberry juice is also the cheapest. Avoid salts. Herbal diuretics do better than home remedies like juices.
Many people use detoxification products as a means of how to pass a drug test. If you are going to use detoxification products that take up to a week to take effect, you must make sure you order the products in enough time to fully cleanse your system. If a week is too long for you to abstain, find products that work in one hour, and leave a window of time during which your system will test clean. This is due to special “masking” ingredients that temporarily hide drug metabolites in your system. If that's not an option, then a substitution or spike is needed. A substitution is just what the name implies: clean urine substituted for its tainted counterpart.
There are some detox products available that seem promising, unfortunately although most of them come with a money back guarantee and have plenty of happy customer testamonials, most do not have any impartial, unbiased research to back them up, since they are herbal supplements and are not subject to FDA approval.
When buying or ordering any of these products, I suggest you include a home drug test kit (available at the Addicts Not Anonymous Store for under $10) and test yourself after you detox and again before you go to take the "official" test. If you test yourself right after you detox, it will give you enough time to detox again, or try something else before the "official" test.
A high fiber diet will help by redirecting fat soluble metabolites to the colon rather than bladder. "THC is eliminated primarily in the stool via bile acids. Both EMIT and RIA detect a secondary metabolite which is reabsorbed from the intestines. Thus a person with a high fiber diet will excrete a majority of THC [metabolites] in the stool" (anon1). A fiber-based laxitive will also help by binding bile-acids. Use caution. Fiber laxitives can alter one's bowel schedule and lead to dependancy.
A recent method that's still under development is to take vitamin lecithin. This vitamin breaks down your stored fat and disperses it into your blood stream, to help clean out drugs that store themselves in lipid tissue, such as THC. NORML recommends taking Lecithin right up to the day of the test. To me it sounds as though this would work against you because by putting THC back in your blood stream, you are increasing metabolites in the urine. Someone has suggested that you take vitamin lecithin on a regular basis to clean lipids of THC metabolites. Then quit before the test, which seems to make more sense. It MAY be useless to take lecithin supplements orally. I've been told that the digestive system breaks it down too much before entering the blood stream. Most aren't willing to take vitamins intravenously. (If you do decide to take lecithin, you might as well take B5 with it. B5 aids in the process of turning lecithin into acetylcholine.) Another solution is to take nutrients which help the body manufacture lecithin. Lipotrophics cause the liver to produce lecithin. A good source for
When talking about marijuana, or THC, athletes have a big advantage over normal civilians. When fat is burned, THC byproducts are released into the blood. This is the only way to get THC metabolites out of lipid tissue. Normal living will burn them slowly, as your fat reserves get turned over. Due to an athletes high metabolic rate, THC moves through an athletes system significantly faster. Exercising between drug tests will clean THC metabolites from the system at a faster rate, thus lowering the detection period. It is important to stop burning fat cells near test time. On test day, it doesn't matter what's in your lipid tissue. What's in your blood and urine does matter. Exercise increases the amount of THC metabolites in the urine; so quit exercising a week before the test. Be lazy, and eat big. This will put the body in an anabolic fat-storing stage. At this point, the "buried" THC metabolites won't escape and go the the urine. There are drugs that will increase metabolism the way exercise does, but these are the same drugs that they are usually testing for. Exercise should only be considered when the subject knows that he or she will not be given a pop quiz in the near future.
What doesn't Work
There is a myth that drinking vinegar will mask drugs; it won't. However, vinegar lowers the pH of urine. Amphetamines are excreted up to 3 times as fast when urine is acidified. So vinegar could reduce the detection time period for amphetamines. The effects on detection time are generally insignificant, and it in my opinion it really wouldn't be worth it to drink vinegar. If you do decide to drink vinegar, I hear it's easiest to get a shot glass and do it in shots. It will cause diarrhea.
There is a myth that taking phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim's active ingredient) will work. It won't. In fact, Dexatrim is a false positive, and may work against you. The myth may have originated because Dexatrim was claimed to speed metabolism. However, the fact that Dextrim causes a positive makes it useless.
Goldenseal is a plant and you can get either the root or the leaves in pill form. It's also a liquid or tea. The liquid is rumored to absorb slower than the capsules. Goldenseal is a diuretic, but works no better than other diuretics. Furthermore, NORML reports that Goldenseal is now being tested for. Taking Goldenseal is a foolish waste.
Although incredibly risky, the substitution method can work. You simply give the lab clean urine that does not belong to you. This can work very well if you are not supervised, however if you are being tested by order of the court, both probation and parole testing is done under strict, watchful supervision as the urine flows from source to destination. Author of "Stealing This Urine Test," Abbie Hoffman, suggested going as far as leaving a few drops of urine on the seat or on your shoe for "an added measure of authenticity."
The most common way to sneak in urine is in a concealed container, of course.
First, you should not mask your urine sample in any way through using different chemicals. This can be easily detected by the testers and they will give you a failed drug test.
Different Substitution Types
One way to pass a drug test like this is through diluting the sample. You can do this through adding warm water or through drinking lots of water before the test. Of course, do not drink too much or the testers may run your sample at a lower confirmation level.
A spike, on the other hand, is a small vial of chemicals covertly added to your specimen that adulterates the results. Spikes are available from several drug-detox companies.
Another option of how to pass a piss test is to simply get your hands on some else's urine. If you choose this method, make sure the person supplying you with the urine is not someone doing drugs themselves! Always ask your urine donor (hopefully a friend you can trust) what drugs they've taken in the last month. Before the test, the examiner will likely ask you to list everything you've taken. If the urine ages beyond 18 hours, deterioration becomes noticeable and the lab will likely suspect tampering.
To make sure this doesn't happen, you could buy some synthetic urine. These products are carefully pre-mixed in a laboratory, and contain features that are the same as natural urine, such as specific gravity level and ph balance.
Mountain Dew and Creatinine
Creatinine is a substance produced by vertebrates, and it shows up in urine. If someone substitutes their urine with something other than urine, like Mountain Dew, they will test negative for drugs. The testee will most likely not get away with it because Mountain Dew contains zero creatinine, and labs test creatinine levels to ensure that the sample is valid. Creatinine levels drop below normal when people dilute their urine. This tests to ensure that the subject didn't drink unusual amounts of water. An *accurate* creatinine "clearance" test would require a urine and blood test 24 hours before the drug test to determine the normal creatinine level for that individual. This is almost never done.
You should still be cautious because they do often use the inaccurate method of comparing your creatinine level during the drug test to an average. Eating foods rich in protein like red meat will slightly increase creatinine levels. If you eat a lot of red meat for the 3 days prior to the test, your creatinine level will be normal, and the lab won't know that you've diluted your urine sample.
There is no significant variation between vegatarians and armavors, so the effect protein has is little. Sexual activity also raises creatinine levels. I doubt sexual activity influences creatinine level with much significance. However, a vegetarian that doesn't have much sex should be concerned. People who are drug-free sometimes lose their jobs for having too low of a creatinine level.
Temperature of Sample
No matter if you're using someone else's urine, synthetic urine, Mountain Dew or a spike, be sure to keep the sample between 91 and 97 degrees (some fake urine packages include a temperature strip allowing you to use your body warmth to heat the specimen to the correct temperature). Don't get too cocky, because although you could walk into your testing facility high and only you would know, make sure you don't get caught trying to make the switch. So be discreet and conceal the urine on your person. The first time you are alone with the container they give you, dump in your concealed urine. Be sure you can quietly open the container, as the lab personnel may be just outside the door listening. You may be required to change into a gown. If so, a condom or douche bag holding the sample and taped around the thigh can be concealed under the gown.
Both probation and parole testing is done under the watchful supervision. So you could run a plastic line from a flexible container and tape it to your urination equipment (to be gender neutral), and even urinate under supervision. Females have been known to keep a condom with the urine sample in their vagina, and prick it with a sharp fingernail to piss under supervision.
For those of you hard-core enough to go to any lengths to pass a urine test, there are prosthetic penises on the market, made solely for this purpose. The most famous fake dick is the Whizzinator, which takes cheating on a piss test to a whole other level. It may take a steady hand and nerves of steel to whip out a prosthetic pecker as the tester observes from over your shoulder, but thousands have aced their drug tests with the help of this infamous device.
Although these are all successful methods of how to pass a urine test, there are still precautions that you must take in order to guarantee your passing score. First of all, if you are going to use your own urine, you may want to get a home-testing kit so you can take a “practice test” at home to ensure that your urine is drug free (I've got a great deal on home drug, HIV and pregnancy tests in my Addicts Not Anonymous Store, of which all proceeds go into this site).
How to Pass a Hair Follicle Drug Test
Hair testing as a means to pass a drug test has also attracted several law suits as it has been observed that different ethnic groups have different hair structures some of which have tested positive even if the individuals were not drug users. People of African origin, Pacific Islanders and certain Orientals are more likely to test positive for marijuana because of their skin type.
If you want to know how to pass a drug test like this, then you should learn more about hair detoxification. A lot of agencies have been using this test because it can track the levels of intoxication in your bloodstream which therefore translates to your hair. But with a good toxin removal product or laboratory technician, you can change your hair structure.
Contrary to what some people say, other than abstinence, there is no foolproof way to pass a drug test. Regardless if you're detoxing or substituting, something can always go wrong. So I'm sorry if I had you believing you WILL pass a drug test.
Fortunately, if you use the advice from this article, the odds are in your favor. There are many thing you can do to increase your chances. Even increase them enough so that your odds are pretty good. But there are no guarantees. I will repeat myself and suggest again that you get a home testing kit and test yourself at home before you go in for the "official" test. Do it early enough to give yourself some time and some options should you fail.
Although I am being as neutral and impartial as possible, by providing the most accurate drug testing information I could find, not to mention the fact that I have been drug tested many times myself, if you are in need of any drug detox products or home testing kits, both are available at the Addicts Not Anonymous Store for your convinience. Please be aware that I am not vouching for any of these products, I am just making them readily available to my readers. Note, any proceeds resulting from sales go back into Addicts Not Anonymous.
Please let my readers and I know what you think about drug testing. Do you believe drug testing is morally wrong? Better yet, do you believe cheating on a drug test is morally wrong? Do you believe it is anybody elses's business what drugs you do or do not use? Have you ever been drug tested, and if so, did you pass? Did you cheat? What did or did not work for you?
Addicts Not Anonymous readers and I want to know your opinion, so please lease leave your answers to the above questions in the form of a comment, bellow.
Good luck on your drug test!
Written By: Tom Retterbush
Common reasons for requiring a drug test are for employment, school, sports, accidents, probation or parole.
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