In the US, 12% of American adults say they smoke marijuana. While it’s been legalized in many places, weed is still illegal in others.
Whether you like to use it for recreational use or to ease your ailments, you might be one of the 12% that partakes in marijuana. And if you have a drug test coming up, that could be a problem.
Do you need some help in this area? Then here are seven tips on how to pass a drug test.
1. Abstain From the Drug
Obviously, the best way to pass a drug test is to abstain from the drug. If it’s not a random test and you know far in advance when it’ll be, you should stop using the drug ahead of time so it won’t show up in your results.
If you use marijuana, be aware that it stays in your blood for up to 90 days. If your employer is doing a hair test, this will detect weed usage up to 90 days prior as well.
For urine tests, the THC in your system won’t be detectable anywhere from 2 to 10 days. This depends on how often and how much marijuana you use, as THC is stored in your fat molecules.
2. Go Through Detox Naturally
This works best if you have at least a month before you’re being drug tested. This is where you basically try to “sweat out” all the THC from your system.
Make sure to drink lots of fluids, eat healthy foods, and exercise a lot. In theory, this should help you eliminate THC from your body a lot quicker than if you don’t do anything.
This should be relatively easy and cheap to do, as all you’ll need to do is step up your healthy habits.
3. Go Through a Quick Detox
Maybe you don’t have a whole month or two to wait and detox naturally. In that case, you’ll have to get some extra help to go through a quick detox.
There are many detox programs available out there, so pick one that suits your needs. These will usually come with either cleaning capsules and/or meal plans, as well as coaching so you’re doing all that you can to pass that drug test.
Do note that not all plans are created equally, so make sure you do your research before committing to a detox plan. There are plenty of online reviews available, so read through them to get a feel for what each company offers.
4. Flush Your System Quickly
In very rare occasions, you might get an employer who wants to drug test you within a day or two. If this has happened to you, you might be panicking now.
However, there might be ways to still beat the drug test, depending on which drug you’ve used. For example, if it’s cocaine, then all you have to do is abstain and drink plenty of fluids to flush out the remnants of the drug in your body.
Some people swear by drinking homemade cranberry juice to detox quickly. Considering it’s a diuretic, there’s some evidence that it just might help you pass a drug test. So it wouldn’t hurt to drink lots of this juice before your upcoming test.
5. Use Synthetic Urine
There are many websites that have synthetic urine available. We don’t suggest using this method, but if you’re desperate, it just might work.
Once you’ve purchased the synthetic urine, follow the instructions on the packet. Not only do you have to mix it correctly, but you have to get it to about the same temperature as real urine as well.
Another issue with synthetic urine is it’ll be hard to sneak into the testing site. For this reason, some people insert a container of urine into their vagina or use a fake penis when getting drug tested.
6. Use Someone Else’s Urine
This is also another method we don’t suggest, but it may be a last resort if you really need it. If you know someone who doesn’t use drugs, you might be able to convince them to give you their clean urine to pass the drug test.
Again, it’ll be tough trying to transport it to the test site and passing it off as your own. But if you can pull it off, it may be worth it.
Make sure you get urine from someone who’s the same gender as you. If a woman is pregnant and they give you their clean urine, it can come up as positive for the pregnancy hormone, hCG.
So if you’re a man, get urine from a man as well.
7. Know Your Rights
Maybe you’re panicking because none of the above tips can be applied to your situation. You’re sure that you’re going to fail that upcoming drug test.
However, knowing your rights can save you. For example, your employer can only drug test you if they have reasonable suspicion. This may be because they feel like you’re under the influence at work and aren’t performing at your best.
If you feel like your employer is unreasonably asking for a drug test, you should refer to the handbook. By using this against them, you may be able to get out of an unnecessary drug test.
Know How to Pass a Drug Test
After reading this article, you now know how to pass a drug test.
Of course, the best course of action is to just abstain from drugs at least a few weeks or even a month before your scheduled drug test. But if it’s too late or you’ve slipped up, the information in this article should help.
So put our advice to good use and good luck!
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